The Bush campaign is trying to spin John Kerry’s proposal for decent respect to the opinion of mankind into a “doctrine” that forbids self-defense.
But saying “I have no such doctrine” is a loser; you can’t beat something with nothing. So Kerry better be prepared to enunciate the Kerry Doctrine by Friday.
So here’s Draft 1 of the Kerry Doctrine:
Defend the country. Promote freedom. Pay attention to the facts. Listen to the experts. Make sure your buddies have your back. Plan for victory. Tell the truth.