Thursday, August 17, 2006

Cheney plays the terror card

Just before the 2004 elections, Vice President Cheney warned that if Kerry was elected, "the danger is that we'll get hit again" by terrorists.

Recently, Cheney said that voters who supported Lamont's antiwar campaign in the Democratic primary were giving "the Al Qaeda types" exactly what they wanted, and that the Democratic Party now stands for a wholesale retreat in the broader campaign against terror.

Déjà vu! Cheney is playing the terror card again, this time just before the mid-term elections. He’s betting Americans won’t call his scary bluff that Democrats are weak on terror.

Americans, however, have a better hand – polls show most trust Congressional Democrats more than Bush when it comes to protecting our national security.

Cheney’s got nothing, because the occupation in Iraq has diverted attention from protecting America from terrorism, inflamed the whole Middle East, and is helping Al Qaeda attract new recruits. Bin Laden is still on the loose, and President Bush said he “really doesn’t spend much time on him.”

The Vice President has played this outrageous hand too many times, and we won't get fooled again. Americans are going to call his bluff in November.

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