Friday, October 20, 2006

GOP Trick or Treat Comes Early and Often
Republican Ad: A Desperate Attempt to Scare Americans and Hide Their Failures

The Republicans latest dirty trick to play politics with national security is such act of desperation that even Former House Majority Leader Dick Armey agrees "people are embarrassed by Republicans." It is a disingenuous attempt to disguise this administration's failures. They have failed to capture or kill Osama Bin Laden. They have created more terrorists in Iraq. They have failed to implement the 9/11 recommendations. Under their watch North Korea has quadrupled its nuclear arsenal and the Taliban and Al Qaeda have become stronger in Afghanistan. This latest act of desperation reaffirms the fact that they cannot be trusted to keep America secure. Instead of stubbornly clinging to a failed policy in Iraq. The time has come for a new direction. The time has come to elect Democrats to the Congress. Oklahomans have the opportunity to elect Democrats who will make national security a top priority, not just political strategy. Check out the Oklahoma Democratic candidates for Congress at

Terrorist attacks rise to an all time high while Republicans fail to implement 9/11 Commission Recommendations: Terrorist attacks are at record highs of over 11,000 attacks per year and have more than tripled since we went into Iraq. A report card compiled by the 9/11 Commission gave the administration a grade of D or lower on almost half of its 41 measures. [9/11 Commission, National Counterterrorism Center]

Poor planning and incompetence in Iraq create more terrorists around the world: The nation's 16 national intelligence agencies all agree. Iraq has created a "cause celebre" for Jihadists, increased terrorism and is making Americans less safe. [National Intelligence Estimate]

North Korea Quadruples nuclear arsenal and sets off a bomb: When Bush came to office North Korea had 1-2 nuclear weapons now it has as many as a dozen This is George Bush's bomb. [Washington Post, 10/9/06]

Taliban and Al Qaeda Resurgent in Afghanistan: The Bush Administration took its eye off the ball in Afghanistan and failed to capture Osama bin Laden in Tora Bora because it was moving military equipment to Iraq. Now, opium production and terrorist attacks in Afghanistan are at an all time high while the same people who attacked us five years ago are still sitting comfortably in Afghanistan and are still plotting to kill us. [ABC, 10/2/06]

The Republicans fail to make America safe at home. Five years after 9/11, Congress and the White House failed to implement legislation to protect chemical plants and transportation systems. They have also failed to dedicate funds to allow our first responders to communicate in a crisis. [Washington Post, 9/24/06]

1 comment:

Oilfieldguy said...

And of course the biggest flub of all; allowing 9/11 to occur in the first place. They continue to brag that America has not had two Pearl Harbor type of attacks against us since they have been in power, as if that is something to be proud of.