If you missed the Vice President's speech this morning, here are the money quotes:
"Several days ago, I commented briefly on some recent statements that have been made by some members of Congress about
"One thing I've learned in the last five years is that when you're Vice President you're lucky if your speeches get any attention at all. But I do have a quarrel with that headline, and it's important to make this point at the outset. I do not believe it is wrong to criticize the War on Terror or any aspect thereof. Disagreement, argument and debate are the essence of democracy, and none of us should want it any other way…
"Nor is there any problem with debating whether the
"What is not legitimate, and what I will again say is dishonest and reprehensible, is the suggestion by some
The principle benefit of the debate over the last week is that the Clinton "don't worry, be happy" cloak has been cast aside, and the Dems are once again gathering around the flag of George McGovern. They are the party of retreat and defeat. Which is why the VP's remarks today are so important. Let's have the debate. But let's not allow the Dems to claim falsely that they are a party that can be trusted with the defense of our nation.
To the vice president, we should say, "more, please, sir."