Senator Kerry denounces American action when other countries don't approve as if the whole object of our foreign policy were to please a few persistent critics.... George W. Bush will never seek a permission slip to defend the American people.
--Dick Cheney, Republican convention speech
Let there be no mistake: I will never hesitate to use force when it is required. Any attack will be met with a swift and certain response. I will never give any nation or international institution a veto over our national security.
--John Kerry, Democratic convention speech