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bettyellen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-24-05 03:46 PM
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27. copy this and ask people if they "feel safer" w/ republicans now....
brentspeak (1000+ posts) Thu Jun-23-05 04:29 PM
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Senator BRENT responds to comments made by Karl Rove

(er, if I was a Senator)

Apology? No, I don't ask for an apology from Mr.Rove. In fact, I'm grateful for what he said. It gives me an opportunity to speak about the differences between Democrats and Republicans when it comes to combatting terrorism.

It was a Democratic administration that captured and convicted the terrorists who attacked the WTC in 1993.

It was a Democrat who instituted the nation's first anti-terrorism policy, and who appointed the nation's first national coordinator of anti-terrorist efforts.

It was a Democrat who stopped the Al Qaeda millennium hijacking and bombing plots.


And a Democrat who stopped the planned attack to kill the Pope.

And a Democrat who stopped the planned attack to blow up 12 U.S. jetliners simultaneously.

A Democrat who stopped the planned attack to blow up Boston airport.

A Democrat who stopped the planned attack to blow up the George Washington Bridge.

A Democrat who Tried to kill Osama bin Laden and disrupt Al Qaeda through preemptive strikes (efforts denounced by the G.O.P.).

A Democrat who named the Hart-Rudman commission to report on nature of terrorist threats and major steps to be taken to combat terrorism.

A Democrat who sent legislation to Congress to TIGHTEN AIRPORT SECURITY. (Remember, this is before 911) The legislation was defeated by the Republicans because of opposition from the airlines.)

A Democrat who sent legislation to Congress to allow for BETTER TRACKING OF TERRORIST FUNDING. It was defeated by Republicans in the Senate because of opposition from banking interests.

But it was a Republican president who flaunted a 30-day vacation at his ranch in the month prior to 9/11; a vacation coordinated by none other than Mr. Karl Rove to convey a public image of the President as "relaxed, and taking things easy."

And it was a Republican administration that drove not one but two anti-terrorism czars to resign in frustration, due to conflicts with the White House.

And it was a Republican National Security Advisor who, prior to 9/11, crafted a national security presentation that included mention of the Star Wars missile defense program, Cuba's Fidel Castro, and unaccounted nuclear materials from the former Soviet Union -- but no mention at all of Islamic terrorism.

So, no. No apology is necessary from Mr.Rove. A "You're welcome" would be more appropriate.
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