America is nervous and insecure after 9/11--Especially with scary figures like Osama being dangled in front of us. It's a pretty typical gangster style "protection" racket.
America is scared, so it hangs out with the bully. But it's not worth it, America. The reputation of the bully on the playground is just getting worse and worse. By beating up and scaring other kids, he maintains an atmosphere of control. But the bully has no friends. Eventually the other kids will find a way to get back at the bully.
By publically abusing those who oppose him, he makes everyone scared to oppose him. When he wants to tear someone down who is above reproach, he uses his cronies to do his dirty work.
Grow up America. We are in a scary time, but it doesnt mean we have to hang out with the bully. We can be a strong nation on our own. We can fight our own battles, we dont need a bully.
Dick makes fun of Kerry for wanting more "sensitivity" (even though Bush used the same language). It's not sensitivity towards our enemies, it's sensitivity towards our allies, friends and potential allies. How much hate has Bush created? A hell of a lot.
A bully may make you feel safe, but he's not your friend. He will abuse you when it helps him to maintain his power.