President Bush has focused on the
theme of protecting American from terrorists in the first
The 90-minute forum was held at the University of Miami.
Bush said ``the world will drift toward tragedy'' if the U-S
shows uncertainty or weakness.
He continued his campaign strategy of hammering away at John
Kerry as a man who keeps changing positions.
Kerry accused Bush of mistakenly shifting the focus of the war
on terror from al-Qaida to Saddam Hussein.
Kerry said that he defended the country as a young man and will
do the same as president.