You see, unlike many, I'm willing to believe that certain foreign leaders have told Kerry "we need to get Bush out of there." I don't think he's lying about that because appeasers everywhere, foreign and domestic, support Kerry.
When it comes to the War on Terror, among other related things, there are essentially two different perspectives. One is held by those who believe that international aggressors, whether they be communists or Al Qaeda, can be reasoned with, coddled, humored, or appeased. Or they aren't that great of a threat in the first place. The other perspective is held by those who have the common sense to know better.
Kerry is the same guy he was 30 years ago when he slandered American troops in Vietnam and said that America's cause against the murderous communists was not a noble one. He saw an ugly America then, he continued to see one through the intervening years when he consistently opposed our most critical weapons systems, and he sees one now.
Kerry is the current champion of those in this country who think the terror threat is overblown. If you doubt that, you haven't reviewed the exit polling data from the Democratic primaries. The War on Terror barely registers on their list of priorities.
But the War on Terror is of paramount importance. Some people in the United States recognize that and are determined to fight it; others don't and aren't. Some people in other nations recognize it and have the courage to follow America's lead in fighting it, and others don't. And no amount of sweet-talking diplomacy is going to change that. They are either with us or against us.
The cowardly reaction of Spanish voters in response to their 9-11 is a stern reminder that America someday might just have to stand alone in the War on Terror. President Bush realizes this and places his obligation of defending America above his desire that other countries like us, approve of our actions or are willing to join us in the effort. John Kerry has made clear that he doesn't get it any more than the Spanish voters.