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bigtree Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 06:13 PM
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Democrats say plane plot shows Iraq war a diversion
Edited on Thu Aug-10-06 06:15 PM by bigtree
August 10, 2006

By John Whitesides, Political Correspondent 31 minutes ago

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Prominent Democrats said on Thursday a foiled plot in Britain to blow up U.S.-bound planes showed the Bush administration's pursuit of war in Iraq had diverted resources from the bigger threat of terrorism and made the danger worse.

"Five years after 9-11, it is clear that our misguided policies are making America more hated in the world and making the war on terrorism harder to win," Sen. Edward Kennedy of Massachusetts said.

"The Iraq war has diverted our focus and more than $300 billion in resources from the war on terrorism and has created a rallying cry for international terrorists," Senate Democratic leader Harry Reid said.

"This event exposes the misleading myth that we are fighting them over there so we don't have to fight them here. In fact, the war in Iraq has become a dangerous distraction and a profound drain on our financial and military resources," Kerry said.

Lamont issued a statement on Thursday saying national security and the ability to fight terrorism had been weakened under Bush and "both anger at America around the world and the number of terrorists seeking to do us harm have increased."

http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20060810/pl_nm/security_poli...
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Bumblebee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 06:17 PM
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1. Yes, well done! Keep it up!
:bounce:
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Jack from Charlotte Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 06:25 PM
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14. If I was Ned I'd have put it this way.........
"Let's look what Bush's favorite senator advocates for stopping those potential hijackers in The UK. ....Bombing..... IRAQ..... The fact is these terrorists were stopped with top notch intel work and sound police cooperation.

Joe. Why don't you and your buddy, George Bush, explain to us why invading Iraq and putting our troops between 2 factions in their civil war contributed toward apprehending these terrorists in The UK.

I'll wait for your answer."
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Iwasthere Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 06:18 PM
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2. WOW!
This will get little media attention though...
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Bumblebee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 06:19 PM
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7. Then they should yell it at the top of their lungs and speak about
Bush trying to use it for political gain.
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bigtree Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 06:26 PM
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16. rate it up
and blast it out to them using our DUERS FIVE-STAR ACTIVISTS' RESOURCE THREAD

http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...
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sutz12 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 06:18 PM
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3. Good to hear.....
go on the fucking attack for a change. I think the American people will believe this if the goddamned media will put it out there.
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mmonk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 06:19 PM
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4. The best way to approach this and republican spin.
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K8-EEE Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 06:19 PM
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5. YEAH BABY!!
No kidding. THIS SHOWS BUSH'S STRATEGY IS NOT WORKING.

You know what, I feel this to be true: people are sick of being manipulated by fear.
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ReadTomPaine Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 06:19 PM
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6. Good start..
and a fair frame to boot. :thumbsup:
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K8-EEE Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 06:20 PM
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8. Kickety KICK!
And rinse, lather, repeat repeat and repeat again on this....it's the TRUTH!
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Nikki Stone 1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 06:21 PM
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9. Great spin!


:)
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movonne Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 06:21 PM
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10. Rate this up...must be seen....
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zeemike Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 06:21 PM
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11. They must keep ramming that message home
Eventually it will be picked up by the people, even without the cooperation of the media
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BootinUp Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 06:22 PM
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12. Play it again and again.
Excellent statements in there. Love it.
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varun Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 06:25 PM
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13. Democrats need to beat the Repugs at their own game
by exposing the failures of this administration in the war on terror.

Iraq war has not done anything to reduce the threat...it is still alive and kicking.
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Bumblebee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 06:25 PM
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15. Edwards said the same on Tweety and it would be good for Hilary Clinton
to say it too. She was VERY effective with Rummy and the press follows her very closely.
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ReadTomPaine Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 06:29 PM
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18. Yes get all the heavy hitters on the same page...
and then counter attack before this gets any traction. Cut it off at the knees.
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Reckon Donating Member (729 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 06:26 PM
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17. Every word is spot on and needs to be heard.
It would be good to follow the link to Yahoo and vote and recommend this news article. It didn't even make the politics page.. It's all JOE, JOE, JOE...

K&R
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Phredicles Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 06:32 PM
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19. Perhaps if we hadn't half-assed tracking down al-Qaida because our
leadershit was more concerned with Saddam, they wouldn't be able to put together plots like this.
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Catchawave Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 06:34 PM
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20. Edwards just told Chris Matthews....
There will always be extreme factions that hate us, as they have and always will, but the Bush policy has increased the power of that hate to include EVEN MORE people that hate us. Something like that, but what he said, what happened today in the UK, and what happens almost daily in Iraq.....I think he's right.

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gully Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 06:50 PM
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21. Great statement, I hope it gets some air time?
eom
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Jade Fox Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 08:06 PM
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22. That's how to do it, Dems!! n/t
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