At a $1,000-a-plate fundraiser in Wisconsin on Monday, Vice President Dick Cheney used words that critics of the administration may well seize upon. According to the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel:
Vice President Dick Cheney defended President Bush's efforts to combat terrorism, including the war in Iraq, and warned during a speech today in Milwaukee against some Democrats' calls for a U.S. troop withdrawal.Is an administration that talks like Dirty Harry ("Bring 'em on!") pursuing a singularly defensive strategy against terrorism?
"We are not going to let down our guard," Cheney told a group of 125 at the Pfister Hotel. "There's still hard work ahead in the war on terror."
.... "Terrorists regard the entire world as a battlefield," he said. "We have to stay on the defensive until the danger is removed."