To me, this was the highlight of Kerry's speech last night--and it confirmed all my worse fears:
"Let there be no mistake. I will never hesitate to use force when required. Any attack will be met with a swift and certain response."
So, let's all just wait around for the next attack, and then we'll presumably see what Mr. Kerry's "swift and certain" response is going to be. A formal complaint to the U.N.? Finger-waving at the evil-doers? What, precisely? Does he plan to bore them to death with long speeches and a recap of his brilliant tour of duty (3 months) in Vietnam? (Oh wait--that last response isn't particularly "swift").
Really, does the man think we are all morons? Look at his 15 year history in the senate. He has always hesitated to use force. For him it is never required. He has had ample opportunity to prove to the American people that he is a decisive, strong leader--and he has only shown behavior that is the opposite of what anyone could possibly consider strong and decisive. Let there be no mistake indeed. There is a very clear choice involved in this year's election. As I said in my previous post, the choice is between someone who is doing everything he can to protect and defend this country (no matter what the polls say); and someone who just talks about doing something.
UPDATE: Here is the complete transcript of Kerry's acceptance speech for anyone who cares to read it.