If you haven’t heard or read it yet, you really ought to check out the speech John Kerry gave in Seattle yesterday: Senator Kerry on national security.
The part about achieving independence from mideast oil is great; that’s going to be a powerful wedge issue against Bush, obviously. Another favorite part of mine was this:
Over the last year, we’ve heard from the president that our policy should be to simply stay the course. Well, one thing I learned in the Navy is that when the course you’re on is heading for the shoals, it’s pretty smart to shift the rudder. Staying the course — (interrupted by applause) — staying the course is important. But staying the wrong course is not a sign of strength; it is a mark of stubbornness, and it ultimately weakens this nation and the world. (Applause.)
Yeah. What he said.