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Tuesday, August 15, 2006

Politics: POLITICIANS ERR IF THEY PREY ON TERROR FEARS IN THEIR CMPAIGNS

Thursday's arrests in London, breaking up an attempt to blow up as many as 10 airliners from London to the U.S., were a terrifying close call.

As we come up on the fifth anniversary of the hijackings and crashes into the World Trade Center, the Pentagon and a farm field in Pennsylvania, it was a chilling reminder that we are nowhere near victory in the war on terror.

Fayetteville Online
August 13, 2006

Terrifying, of course, is exactly what it was supposed to be. Even though the plot was apparently foiled, it threw a wave of fear over Americans and Europeans and drew a dramatic reaction. The terrorists were at least somewhat effective, even in failure.

Something else verges on terrifying too. The reactions by some of our politicians were a chilling reminder of their willingness to use our fear to further their own agenda.

The terrorists aren't attacking one political party. They are attacking all of us. Politicians can, and should, debate our strategy against terrorists and the course of the war in Iraq. But questioning each other's patriotism or resolve against terrorists should be out of bounds. It is unecessary and divisive. And it is, quite simply, a diversionary tactic. Members of both parties have repeatedly shown by their votes strong support for the war against terror.

But even as British police were arresting some of the terror plot suspects, Vice President Dick Cheney was sounding off on Democratic Sen. Joe Lieberman's primary defeat by a businessman who successfully made opposition to the Iraq war the centerpiece of his campaign. It shows "the direction the party appears to be heading," Cheney said. "What is particularly disturbing about it is from the standpoint of our adversaries...They are betting on the proposition that ultimately they can break the will of the Ameican people in our ability to stay in the fight and complete the task." Voting aginst Lieberman, he said, is encouraging "the al Qaida types."

***Oh my God! What a jerk! Did you ever notice how upset Cheney gets and comes out of his hole when he thinks that his "perpetual war" is going to end. He is all over anybody who wants to make any diplomatic attempt to get us out if the situation that him and his Republican cronies have gotten this country into? He is a danger and a threat to the safety of this country. Anybody who votes for Lieberman should have their head examined! Since when do Republicans, especially from this administration, stomp for Democrats? Lieberman has been giving away all of the Democratics plans to this administration for a long time now. He needs to totally get out of politics! And we are the ones that can do it. It would be like voting Bush back in for another term. Lieberman is a turncoat. Do some research and find out who it was that got Lieberman involved in politics in the first place and then you'll know what I mean! Lieberman was put into the Democratic party to end it! Bottom line!

Sadly, Lieberman himself was unable to resist the lines between the Iraq war and the war on terror. "If we just pick up like Ned Lamont wants to do, get out by a certain date, it will be taken as a tremendous victory by the same people who wanted to blow up these planes in the plot hatched in England," Lieberman said. "It will strengthen them, and they will strike again."

In his campaign against Lieberman, Lamont did not question or challenge the need for strong security and war against terrorists. HE SUPPORTED THOSE THINGS. He challenged Lieberman's continuing, unquestioning support for the war in Iraq---support stronger than that of many Republican members of Congress. THE VOTERS AGREED WITH LAMONT.

Thomas Kean, the Republican who chaired the nation's 9/11 commission, offered this thought on Thursday: "It shouldn't be a political issue. It should be something that everybody supports."

IT SHOULD. And we believe that most politicians do. Let's get on with strengthening our defenses and stopping the terrorists.

THE VOTERS KNOW THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN OUR IRAQ WAR PROBLEMS AND THE OVERALL EFFORT AGAINST TERROR.

POLITICIANS WOULD BE WISE TO REMEMBER THAT.



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