If all we have is the point of a gun, and no credibility, there is no way that the people of a sovereign nation will trust that we have their interests at heart.
And if we are powerless to spread freedom, if we are seen across the world as an enemy of freedom, terrorist groups will continue to be able to use the perceived threat of America as a tool grow their ranks.
No matter what we do militarily.
We can’t stop Bush from continuing on this dangerous path for the next four years.
But we can, and should, lay the intellectual groundwork for what should be done after his policies fail.
UPDATE: Over 700,000 people have signed a petition at johnkerry.com asking President Bush to fire Donald Rumsfeld as Secretary of Defense.