Democrats on Wednesday proposed a wide-ranging strategy for protecting Americans at home and abroad, an election-year effort aimed at changing public perception that Republicans are stronger on national security.
[...] In the strategy, Democrats vowed to provide U.S. agents with the resources to "eliminate" Osama bin Laden and ensure a "responsible redeployment of U.S. forces" from Iraq in 2006.
[...] Indeed, the Democratic statement lacks specific details of a plan to capture bin Laden, the al-Qaida chief who has evaded U.S. forces in the more than four and a half years since the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. But Democrats suggest they will double the number of special forces and add more spies to increase the chances of finding al-Qaida's elusive leader.Who knew it would be so easy? Just double the special forces and we've got him for sure.
There is nothing new here. Democrats have been personalizing the war aganst terror (technically the war against militant Islam) as a manhunt for bin Laden. If and when we get him, they will declare vctory and call the troops home. Without their leader, everyone in al Qaeda will stop hating America. This also ties in with the assertion that Iraq is a distraction. It doesn't matter how many al Qaeda fighters are there right now, getting bin Laden is the only important goal.
This sounds a lot like the Kerry campaign.
The part about redeploying the troops in Iraq sounds a bit like surrender. That's how bin Laden took it. In his newest tape, he accepts our surreder and offers a long-term truce. Really!
Based on what has been said, this shows the errors of Bush’s statement — the one that slipped from him — which is at the heart of polls calling for withdrawing the troops. It is better that we (Americans) don’t fight Muslims on their lands and that they don’t fight us on ours.That makes me feel real safe.
We don’t mind offering you a long-term truce on fair conditions that we adhere to. We are a nation that God has forbidden to lie and cheat. So both sides can enjoy security and stability under this truce so we can build Iraq and Afghanistan, which have been destroyed in this war.
The Democrats also vowed to eliminate dependance on foreign oil by 2020. Since you know they will not allow opening new oil fields on US soil, either in Alaska or off-shore, then they are mean cutting how much people drive. Truth in advertizing: "Elect us and expect a new $5/gallon tax on gas."