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truthisfreedom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 04:58 AM
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I believe the Democratic Leadership has to go on the offensive immediately
today denouncing North Korea's nuke test and then warning everyone that allowing the bush admin to continue to have this kind of power will only lead to more of the same. bush took his eye off the ball with NK and we are suffering now for it... he was so busy with his illegal invasion that he didn't bother focusing on the real threat... the country that was actually developing a nuke.
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rodeodance Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 05:00 AM
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1. no doubt Dems will issue statements but will get buried in Big
articles.
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rodeodance Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 05:01 AM
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2. shall we start calling the Dem offices?--I will-and leave a message.
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ps1074 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 05:02 AM
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3. I agree
Hit them hard. It's another one of Bush's many failures.
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BelgianMadCow Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 05:06 AM
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4. Well done Dems indeed
that was my first thought as well whan I saw the headlines - my my that's FAST!

Important to get the word in immediately, and counter the "keeping you safe" spin.
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Skittles Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 05:30 AM
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5. remind voters we are wasting lives and resources in Iraq
while ignoring real threats
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cleveramerican Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 05:40 AM
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6. Lets get going
I'll call Kennedy and Kerry's offices tomorrow
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truthisfreedom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 01:04 PM
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7. i hate to kick my own thread, but this was announced today:
Edited on Mon Oct-09-06 01:07 PM by truthisfreedom
http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...

Republicans almost always benefit from any rise in the fear factor among voters in the US. However, Mondays move by Pyongyang could cut both ways. Democrats can point to the zero progress that George Bush has made on the Axis of Evil states since he identified them almost five years ago, said Bob Einhorn, who was a senior official in the Clinton administration dealing with North Korea in the late 1990s. Iraq is a fiasco, Iran is close to getting nuclear weapons, and North Korea already has them.

i would add this:

"Do we have to wait to find out if bush's missile shield is going to fail as well? or is it time for a new direction?"
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bvar22 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-10-06 10:52 AM
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8. The Democrats also need to confront the LIE....
...that the Clinton administration's Treaty and Negotiation with N Korea was not working.
While NKorea DID violate parts of the treaty, the spent fuel rods (from which fissable material can be manufactured) WERE consistently MONITORED and ACCOUNTED FOR.
It was ONLY after Bush's "Axis of Evil" condemnation of NKorea that the cameras and monitors were turned off, and NKorea started using thes Fuel Rods in the enrichment process.

The BUSH Foreign Policy was a COMPLETE FAILURE, not Clinton's.
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eridani Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-10-06 03:10 PM
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9. Politically smart. However--
--what does it really matter that NK has nukes? What would they use them for? If they ever launched even one at any possible target, the entire country would be incinerated and uninhabitable for a long time. IMO, what they are really using their nuclear program for is to make up for the total fucked-upness of the rest of their society, i.e "Send us fuel oil and food NOW or we'll keep up the bomb program."
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AtomicKitten Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-10-06 03:14 PM
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10. the GOP has already started blaming Clinton, of course
so I would tend to agree with the OP that we need to cut them off at the pass with yet another attempt to paint the Dems weak on terror when they are, in fact, wrong and stupid on terror.
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