By Michelle Malkin · January 22, 2006 10:14 PM

Many security experts believe that the success of U.S. troops in Iraq and Afghanistan is vital to our security here at home. Not Sen. John Kerry. Here’s what he said to George Stephanopoulos on This Week earlier today:

Yes, we have not been attacked here. Many people surmise that one of the reasons we haven’t been attacked here is because they are being so successful at doing what they need to do to attack us in Iraq and elsewhere.

Not only is Kerry engaging in Howard Dean defeatism of the worst kind (as well as abject cluelessness about our recent major successful strikes overseas), he is also implying that we will be less secure at home if our troops succeed abroad. What kind of message does that send to U.S. soldiers on the ground in Iraq and Afghanistan?”