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Wednesday, March 29, 2006

They're Finally Joining the Fight! Hooorah!!!


Democrats Pledge to 'Eliminate' Osama

By LIZ SIDOTI, Associated Press WriterTue Mar 28, 10:56 PM ET

Congressional Democrats promise to "eliminate" Osama bin Laden and ensure a "responsible redeployment of U.S. forces" from Iraq in 2006 in an election-year national security policy statement.

In the position paper to be announced Wednesday, Democrats say they will double the number of special forces and add more spies, which they suggest will increase the chances of finding al-Qaida's elusive leader. They do not set a deadline for when all of the 132,000 American troops now in Iraq should be withdrawn.

"We're uniting behind a national security agenda that is tough and smart and will provide the real security George Bush has promised but failed to deliver," Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., said in remarks prepared for delivery Wednesday.

His counterpart in the House, Rep. Nancy Pelosi (news, bio, voting record), D-Calif., said the Democrats are offering a new direction — "one that is strong and smart, which understands the challenges America faces in a post 9/11 world, and one that demonstrates that Democrats are the party of real national security."

The latest in a series of party policy statements for 2006, the Democrats' national security platform comes seven months before voters decide who will control the House and Senate and as Democrats seek to cut into the public perception that the Republicans are stronger on national security.

Well, it's great that the Democrats have finally gotten on-board with the War on Terror. It's a shame that it's taken them 4 1/2 years. I wonder if they'll also be as "tough and smart" when dealing with Al Qaeda sleepers in the US - you know, the ones that Bush so cavalierly eavesdropped on.

It's a shame that it took 2 election cycles for the Dems to realize that it was important for them to join our War On Terror. Will the voting public see this for the election year B.S. that it is?

Oliver Willis isn't as enthusiastic as I would've expected him to be

Your Co-Conspirator,
ARC: St Wendeler