Friday, October 01, 2004
Bush: Kerry would let France control US military. (Hat tip: LGF)
"The president's job is not to take an international poll. The president's job is to defend America," the president said a day after his first debate with Kerry, which many analysts said the Democrat won.
"The use of troops to defend America must never be subject to a veto by countries like France," Bush told supporters a day after Kerry said the United States ought to pass a "global test" before launching a preemptive war.
"Senator Kerry, last night, said that America has to pass some sort of global test before we can use American troops to defend ourselves. He wants our national security decisions subject to the approval of a foreign government.
"Listen, I'll continue to work with our allies and the international community, but I will never submit America's national security to an international test," Bush told the cheering crowd.