What happens when you nuance the war on terror? When Kerry was interviewed by The New York Times Magazine on Sunday he let slip his view of the war on terror he said:
`We have to get back to the place we were, where terrorists are not the focus of our lives but they’re a nuisance.”
Nuance meeting nuisance becomes NuISance. So will be begin to have the War on Nuisance. This is where John Kerry pledges he will hunt down and kill nuisancers. Even the acronym is better – War on Nuisance is WON – much more positive then WOT. I am sure that the last words of those who had their heads chopped off was "what a nuisance."
The other quote that pundits have been jumping on is:
"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."
Now I don’t blame Mr. Kerry for coming up with the prostitution comparison. After all if you are on a ticket with two Johns prostitution easily comes to mind.
James Lileks put it best when he wrote " Tony Soprano doesn’t take over schools and shoot kids in the back. The doxies of the Bunny Ranch don’t train at flight schools to ram brothels into skyscrapers."
This is also not surprising considering John Kerry’s concept of defeating terrorism is through law enforcement action. If only we could wake up some judge and get a warrant for Abu Musab al-Zarqawi we could start to put an end to the problems in Fallujah. "Are you Abu Musab al-Zarqawi?" "Yes I am" "Book him , Dano." Maybe they could make it a crime to carry bombs in your car – that would really persuade suicide bombers especially if it was a hefty fine.
ScrappleFace has the story Kerry Says Do-Not-Terrorize List Would End Nuisance
Belmont Club has Pillar of Salt
War on nuisances eh? Look out, Microsoft.
Maybe Kerry is just saying in a nuanced way, No to war.
If in his mind he can reduce the terrorists to activists on the street corner with just a minor amount of “bitch slapping” then he has it won.
Anytime the noise gets too loud he gets on the phone to Kofi.
And Kofi, true to style will send round one of his Ambulances, that’s if the security council will agree unilaterally.
If that’s what comes out of Kerry’s mouth then obviously he has not thought through anything masquerading as facts in his head.