Sunday, October 31, 2004

"There will still be an insurgency; it's not going to go away. But we're trying to get it down to a lower level, where the Iraqi security forces can deal with it."

--senior U.S. commander quoted in The New York Times, October 31, 2004

"We have to get back to the place we were, where terrorists are not the focus of our lives, but they're a nuisance," Kerry said. "As a former law-enforcement person, I know we're never going to end prostitution. We're never going to end illegal gambling. But we're going to reduce it, organized crime, to a level where it isn't on the rise. It isn't threatening people's lives every day, and fundamentally, it's something that you continue to fight, but it's not threatening the fabric of your life."

--The New York Times Magazine, October 10, 2004

So does this mean that, by the Bush campaign's standards, this commander in the field is unfit to command?

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