Democrats are racing to release soundbites and press releases on the heels of the foiled terror plot in the UK accusing Bush of dropping the ball by “focusing on Iraq”:
“This latest plot demonstrates the need for the Bush administration and the Congress to change course in Iraq and ensure that we are taking all the steps necessary to protect Americans at home and across the world.”
What??? The plot was FOILED, you moron. And you want us to “change course”?
At least John Kerry is finally acknowledging that Iraq IS part of the global war on terrorism, even if he doesn’t understand what “over there” means:
This is a stark reminder that the war on terrorism is global, and extends far beyond Iraq to our very shores. Terrorism is the biggest threat to Americans’ security, and this event exposes the misleading myth that we are fighting them over there so we don’t have to fight them here.”
The bust (i.e. “this event“) occurred in Europe. I know your whiny, gold-digging ass has mansions in Europe to accommodate your high-rolling, elitist vacations to the Alps, but until I see the Queen trotting around in a horse-drawn carriage in St. Louis, I’m still going to consider Europe “over there”.
Five years after 9/11, it is clear that our misguided policies are making America more hated in the world and making the war on terrorism harder to win.
That’s funny, because I keep hearing CNN repeat the events of Operation Bojinka. That was a plot to blow up multiple international flights headed to the U.S. That operation mirrors, almost exactly, the plot foiled this week in the UK. If such a plot is evidence that “our misguided policies are making America more hated in the world”, I’m curious why you didn’t call for change after Bojinka… which was planned in 1995. (Thankfully, the idiot terrorists gave away their plot when they burned their own house down.) You just fail to recognize that those who hate us always have and always will.
Besides, this event shows we can walk and chew gum at the same time. While we’re fighting wars on two fronts, we’re still able to stop “the Big One” through surveillance - despite your desire to prevent such surveillance.
I heard that two of the plotters in the UK had already recorded “martyr tapes”. Looks like our own Democrats were eagerly preparing their own pre-recorded messages for the media as well.