Lately Dick Cheney has been attacking Kerry’s statement, “I believe I can fight a more effective, more thoughtful, more strategic, more proactive, more sensitive war on terror.”
But Dick forgets that the Kerry campaign knows how to google:
The [Kerry Campaign] statement also pointed out that Bush had spoken of the need for American sensitivity at the same conference, called “Unity: Journalists of Color,” the day after Kerry’s address.
In response to a question on how to balance the pursuit of terrorists with preserving the civil liberties of Arab Americans and Muslims, Bush said, “Now, in terms of the balance between running down intelligence and bringing people to justice obviously is — we need to be very sensitive on that.”
In 2001, the Kerry campaign statement noted, Bush had said, “Precisely because America is powerful, we must be sensitive about expressing our power and influence. Our goal is to patiently build the momentum of freedom, not create resentment for America itself.” Bush pledged that in dealings with other nations, “we will display the modesty of true confidence and strength.”