I’m not sure that the six-point plan is detailed enough or different enough from Bush’s (except Bush only mouths the words and couldn’t get bears to follow him if his ass was covered in honey), but why did it take so long to say this?

John F. Kerry detailed his plan for combating terrorism Friday and insisted that the nation is no safer after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks because President Bush took his “eye off the ball.”

In a harsh assessment of his rival’s policies, Kerry told an audience at Temple University that Iraq has become a haven for terrorists, and he drew a sharp distinction between the war on terrorism and the war in Iraq to differentiate his policies from those of the president.

“The invasion of Iraq was a profound diversion from the battle against our greatest enemy — al Qaeda,” Kerry said. “The president’s misjudgment, miscalculation and mismanagement . . . all make the war on terror harder to win. George Bush made Saddam Hussein the priority. I would have made Osama bin Laden the priority.”

Yeah it’s the Saturday paper, but this story was front page three columns above the fold with a two column photo in The Post. The Bush response was with the jump on A8. (Hey, sometimes we win one.)