Dems: Leaked report shows need for new leadership

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WASHINGTON (AP) -- Democrats seized on leaks from an intelligence assessment that said the Iraq war has increased the terrorist threat, saying it provided further evidence that Americans should choose new leadership in the November elections.



The Democrats hoped the report would undermine the GOP's image as the party more capable of handing terrorism as the campaign enters its final six-week stretch.



Their criticisms came in a collection of statements sent to reporters Sunday amid the disclosure of a National Intelligence Estimate that concluded the war has helped create a new generation of Islamic radicalism and that the overall terrorist threat has grown since the September 11 attacks. (Full story)



The report was completed in April and represented a consensus view of the 16 disparate spy services inside government, according to an intelligence official. The official, confirming accounts first published in Sunday's New York Times and Washington Post, spoke on condition of anonymity on Sunday because the report is classified.



"Unfortunately this report is just confirmation that the Bush administration's stay-the-course approach to the Iraq war has not just made the war more difficult and more deadly for our troops, but has also made the war on terror more dangerous for every American," said Rep. Rahm Emanuel, head of the Democratic effort to take control of the House.



"It's time for a new direction in this country," Emanuel, D-Illinois, said in the statement.



"Press reports say our nation's intelligence services have confirmed that President Bush's repeated missteps in Iraq and his stubborn refusal to change course have made America less safe," said Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid. "No election-year White House PR campaign can hide this truth."

CNN.com - Democrats: Leaked intel shows U.S. needs new leadership - Sep 25, 2006
 
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No response to this issue???



Intelligence reports show that Bush is making matters WORSE.

And it's costing us plenty of dead soldiers and many Billion$$$ of tax-dollars to make it worse...
 
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STILL no response to this issue as to how Bush has made MATTERS WORSE...



As Jefferson put it... (modified for my purpose...)

Looks like the Bush Ass Kissers got some 'splainin' to do!
 
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Where is Bin Laden? Clinton could have gotten him history shows but he declined which history also shows.
 
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alias said:
Where is Bin Laden? Clinton could have gotten him history shows but he declined which history also shows.


ROFLMAO!

I actually spewed coffee on the monitor on this one.



Alias. You are the ULTIMATE hypocrite...



Alias conveniently changed his post away from what he ORIGINALLY said, but I captured it...

Alias. You complained about changing the subject, and here that is PRECISELY what you are attempting...



http://www.defendingthetruth.com/us-politics-international-politics/3712-bill-clinton-gets-nailed-2.html#post52934



alias said:
Stay on topic.


So, Alias, can you stay on the topic?

The topic is an intelligence report which CLEARLY states that Bush's Iraq efforts have INCREASED our terrorist threat.
 
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ROFLMAO!

I actually spewed coffee on the monitor on this one.



Alias. You are the ULTIMATE hypocrite...



Alias conveniently changed his post away from what he ORIGINALLY said, but I captured it...

Alias. You complained about changing the subject, and here that is PRECISELY what you are attempting...



http://www.defendingthetruth.com/us-politics-international-politics/3712-bill-clinton-gets-nailed-2.html#post52934







So, Alias, can you stay on the topic?

The topic is an intelligence report which CLEARLY states that Bush's Iraq efforts have INCREASED our terrorist threat.


Did you know that by fighting back against the nazis and the japanese we increased the number of American deaths in WWII? Did you know that. If we would have stayed out of the war, then not nearly as many American soldiers would have died. By deciding to fight back, the Japanese increased the number of soldiers they had. That's your logic and it is really really funny.
 
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alias said:
Did you know that by fighting back against the nazis and the japanese we increased the number of American deaths in WWII?
I'm not talking about "increasing the number of American deaths".

I'm talking about INCREASING THE TERRORIST THREAT.

By fighting back against Germany and Japan, we DECREASED their threat.



Here, we OCCUPY IRAQ.

Do you get that? We OCCUPY Iraq, and our terrorist threat HAS GONE UP!!!!





alias said:
Did you know that. If we would have stayed out of the war, then not nearly as many American soldiers would have died. By deciding to fight back, the Japanese increased the number of soldiers they had. That's your logic and it is really really funny.
No. That's not my logic.

You are attempting to side-track the REAL issue by pretending I'm arguing something I am not.



I am talking about the TERRORIST THREAT increasing.

Not American deaths.



And furthermore, if we had ACTUALLY OCCUPIED JAPAN and their "threat" to us was going up, THEN you have a comparison.

Here, you clearly don't.



Let me ask you something Alias.

We OCCUPY Iraq.

HOW can we make any further improvements to make the terror threat go DOWN from that strategic positioning???
 
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That's it???



A change-of-topic response??



That's all the conservatives on this site can do with the report from the intelligence community that the Iraq war has made the terrorist threat worse?



That we are actually *helping* the terrorists recruit new members?



That Bush is *helping* bin Laden???



Not to mention sending our sons, daughters and fellow debaters into harm's way...



Bush's stay-the-course I'm-right-you're-wrong mentality is only going to continue to build the terrorist mentality worldwide. We MUST come up with a different plan of action.



Guns and bombs do NOT bring peace. Only peaceful intentions and peaceful actions can bring peace.



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In the end, only loving actions count.
 
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That's it???



A change-of-topic response??



That's all the conservatives on this site can do with the report from the intelligence community that the Iraq war has made the terrorist threat worse?



That we are actually *helping* the terrorists recruit new members?



That Bush is *helping* bin Laden???



Not to mention sending our sons, daughters and fellow debaters into harm's way...



Bush's stay-the-course I'm-right-you're-wrong mentality is only going to continue to build the terrorist mentality worldwide. We MUST come up with a different plan of action.



Guns and bombs do NOT bring peace. Only peaceful intentions and peaceful actions can bring peace.



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In the end, only loving actions count.


Hear hear!