Thursday :: Sep 14, 2006

Bush Doesn't Care About Osama

by Steve

Wow, Mary Landrieu finally had enough of the GOP smear against Democrats on terrorism. This is what she said on the Senate floor earlier today (courtesy of the Senate Majority Project-video here):

"In light of the rantings that went on for 30 minutes by two colleagues from the other side, I'd like to state for the record that America is not tired of fighting terrorism; America is tired of the wrongheaded and boneheaded leadership of the Republican party that has sent six and a half billion a month to Iraq while the front line was Afghanistan and Saudi Arabia. That led this country to attack Saddam Hussein, when we were attacked by Osama bin Laden. Who captured a man who did not attack the country and let loose a man that did. Americans are tired of boneheaded Republican leadership that alienates our allies when we need them the most. Americans are most certainly tired of leadership that despite documenting mistake after mistake after mistake, even of their own party admitting mistakes, never admit they do anything wrong. That's the kind of leadership Americans are tired of."
"I'm not going to sit here as a Democrat and let the Republican leadership come to the floor and talk about Democrats not making us safe. They're the ones in charge and Osama bin Laden is still at loose."
Exactly. How is it that John Boehner and Denny Hastert can smear Democrats for being weak on terrorism, for being confused about our enemy, and question their patriotism when it is Bush who told Fred Barnes this week that Osama isn’t a priority of his? Is this because it was Bush who gave Osama a free pass in Pakistan last week, five years after doing so at Tora Bora?

When will we see Boehner, Hastert, or any Senate or House GOP butt kisser nail Bush for being confused about our enemy?

Steve :: 12:22 PM :: Comments (11) :: Digg It!