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GOP would Rather Play Politics than Solve the Problems Abroad and Here at Home

September 13, 2006

            This week Republicans have turned to their two favorite political tactics----smear and fear. 

It's bad enough that President Bush chose to use a 9/11 anniversary speech on Monday night not to unite this nation with facts, but instead to once again divide us by using his bully pulpit to instill fear into Americans with misleading statements.            

Just two weeks ago the President said Iraq had nothing to do with 9/11, but once again on Monday night he spent the majority of his speech in the Oval Office talking about Iraq.             

Why would the president talk about Iraq if he knows it had nothing to do with 9/11?  He's trying to blur the issue so Americans will continue to tolerate his failed stay-the-course strategy that a majority of Americans have already rejected.            

Democrats want a New Direction for Iraq, with the responsible redeployment of U.S. troops beginning this year, in order to strongly position America to confront the global challenge of terrorism.  Unlike the administration's current plan, our Real Security plan is a strategy for taking the fight to the terrorists to better protect Americans.