Monday, October 25, 2004
Let Them Collapse into Chaos?
WASHINGTON (Dow Jones)--President George W. Bush Monday stepped up his attacks on Democratic rival Sen. John Kerry and accused Kerry of planning to "cut and run" on Iraq, leaving that country to collapse into chaos.
The president leveled the charges eight days before the election in a race that is too close to predict.
During a rally in Greeley, Colo., Bush sought to portray Kerry not only as a liberal but out of the mainstream of the Democratic party.
"During the last 20 years, in key moments of challenge and decision in America, Sen. Kerry has chosen the position of weakness and inaction. With that record, he stands in opposition not just to me but to the great tradition of the Democratic party," Bush said.
Bush pointed to Democratic Presidents Roosevelt, Truman and Kennedy and said those leaders were willing to stand up for the U.S.
But "Sen. Kerry has turned his back on 'pay any price and bear any burden' and he has replaced those commitments with 'wait-and-see' and 'cut-and-run'," Bush said referring to Kennedy's inaugural speech.