From the AP
By NEDRA PICKLER, Associated Press Writer 2 hours, 18 minutes ago
WASHINGTON – The top two Democratic presidential contenders rebuked Republican rival Rudy Giuliani Wednesday for suggesting the United States could face another major terrorist attack if a Democrat is elected in 2008.
Illinois Sen. Barack Obama (news, bio, voting record) said the man who served as New York mayor’s during the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks should not be making the serious threat that faces the country into “the punchline of another political attack.”
“Rudy Giuliani today has taken the politics of fear to a new low and I believe Americans are ready to reject those kind of politics,” Obama said in a statement. “America’s mayor should know that when it comes to 9-11 and fighting terrorists, America is united. We know we can win this war based on shared purpose, not the same divisive politics that question your patriotism if you dare to question failed policies that have made us less secure.”
New York Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton, weighing in with a statement posted on her campaign Website, said: “One of the great tragedies of this Administration is that the president failed to keep this country unified after 9/11. We have to protect our country from terrorism â€” it shouldn’t be a Democratic fight or a Republican fight.”
Giuliani’s comment Tuesday in New Hampshire echoed sentiments expressed by other Republicans in election time. The former mayor said if a Democrat is elected, “it sounds to me like we’re going on defense. We’re going to wave the white flag there.”
But, he said, if a Republican wins, “we will remain on offense” trying to anticipate what the terrorists are going to do and “trying to stop them before they do it.”
Well apparently Hillary, Obama, and company are asleep at the wheel. They must have missed the speech where the Democrat Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid announced we have effectively LOST the war. Thus pissing off scores of military personell and alienating half of the country from itelf.
And I quote
“I believe myself that the secretary of state, secretary of defense and — you have to make your own decisions as to what the president knows — [know] this war is lost and the surge is not accomplishing anything as indicated by the extreme violence in Iraq yesterday,” said Reid, D-Nevada
You have to understand that winning or losing the war is a political standpoint. The parties are pushing for one or the other to be proclaimed in order to garner a more favorable support from we voters. Thus allowing one party to say “We told you so” and “You should’ve voted for us” Politicans can’t proclaim a win or loss in a military situation however as with Vietnam it appears to me politicians are doing a damn good job of making sure it doesn’t let the military do it’s job.
Update @ 3:08pm by Nate:
Thanks for beating me by 1 minute on this story. j/k