Don't believe the rhetoric being spewed out of the RNC and Karl Rove's office that the Democrats are soft on terrorism. That horse won't ride anymore.
According to a Washington Post-ABC poll a majority of Americans feel that the Democrats are the party they trust most to handle terrorist issues. The poll: Which political party, the (Democrats) or the (Republicans), do you trust to do a better job handling the U.S. campaign against terrorism?
The answer: Democrats 46%, Republicans 38%
That's nearly a double digit lead!!
Greg Sargent from TPM Cafe: That's right: this poll's respondents preferred Dems not just on Iraq, but on the broader war on terror.
And then there's this from Media Matters:
Three of the last four Washington Post polls have found that a plurality of Americans trust Democrats rather than Republicans to handle the "campaign against terrorism." Four consecutive Post polls -- and seven of the last eight -- have found that a plurality trust Democrats more when it comes to handling "the situation in Iraq." The lone exception found the parties tied.
The Bush approval rating is back at 33% which ties his lowest approval number.
Then there is this wording on the cover from the most recent Newsweek:
Plot against airlines,
bin Laden at large,
Iraq in flames,
Five years after 9/11,
Are we any safer?
And the current Republican dominated government STILL haven't instituted most of the recommendations of the 9/11 commission!!!
Then there are Iran and North Korea who are even MORE radicalized and weaponized then before Bush took office. Iran has been embolded by the invasion of Iraq. That combined with the civil war in Iraq and bin Laden still on the loose is some record to run on.
I agree with Sen. Jay Rockefeller when he said recently, "I fear many of our policies over the past five years have done more to inflame extremism than to diminish it. I believe that war in Iraq has diverted resources and undercut the Bush Administration's ability to protect our people against a terrorist attack."
I for one don't feel one bit safer under the Republican's rule since 9/11. In fact, as I said above Bush and the Republicans have created more terrorists and terrorism with their failed policies. It's time for a change.
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