Mar 29, 2006

More spies, please!

As part of their just-announced national security platform, Democrats are saying that they’ll add more special forces and more spies to help capture bin Laden. There’s no timetable for bringing the troops home, except to say that this year will be THE year in which Iraqis assume full sovereignty.

This is nice and all, but why didn’t Democrats come out stronger on national security a year ago? All this pussyfootin’ around is giving the GOP just the ammunition they need to slam Democratic Party efforts to elucidate their national security platform:

"I trust in the common sense of the American people to see these efforts for what they are: misguided political attacks that are simply a bob-and-weave effort by those who have no real solutions or proposals of their own," Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, said.

"This is more of the same from the party that opposes this president's effort to keep our country safe," said Tracey Schmitt, a Republican National Committee spokeswoman.

Better late than never, I guess, since polls show Bush’s approval rating in the 30s, and that more Americans consider themselves more Democrat than Republican according to this AMERICAblog post.

Update: The Carpetbagger Report just posted his commentary on this, along with a .pdf of the actual 130-page strategy.

1 comment:

seamus said...

Cornyn was the guy who blamed courtroom violence on fury over pro-choice, pro-gay judges.

What a dick.