Tuesday, August 15, 2006

Say it Loud, Say it Often,

Larry Beinhart makes the point that Republicans are bad on national security. That's a campaign point that every Democratic congressional challenger should be able to take to the bank.

1. 9/11 happened on their watch.

2. George Bush and the Republicans failed to get Osama bin Laden.

3. George Bush and the Republicans gave Osama bin Laden what he wanted.

4. George Bush and the Republicans squandered America's power and prestige.

5. The Bush administration empowered Hezbollah.

6. The Bush administration radicalized Hamas.

7. Bush and the Republicans tied down our forces in Iraq while Iran and North Korea invested in nuclear technology.

8. By the way, every major European nation has had successful arrests and real trials of real, dangerous terrorists. People on the level of this group that the British just took down.

9. We have trashed the bill of rights. We have trashed the Geneva conventions. We have a president and a vice president willing to go the mat to fight for the right to torture people. We have spent a fortune on illegal wiretaps. We have spent a fortune on collecting everyone's telephone data.

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