Thursday, May 27, 2004

Democrats "sceptical" of threat warnings 

Surprise, surprise:

"President Bush's political opponents have given a sceptical reception to a new warning that al-Qaeda may be close to staging an attack in the US."
This is, of course, a no-win situation for Bush; if there is a terrorist attack, he'll be accused of not doing enough to stop it (distracted by the war in Iraq, and all that); if there is no attack, he'll be accused of crying wolf, and worse still, doing so for political purposes (to distract from waning popularity, and all that (hell, Clinton used to start wars to distract from waning popularity; Bush might be the first president who might be forced to have a highly public affair with an intern to distract from a war)).

But I'm digressing. As the report continues,

"The president's Democratic challenger, Senator John Kerry, said homeland security should not be part of the rhetoric of the campaign."
Unless it's anti-Bush rhetoric. "Bush-slept-on-the-job-and-all-we-got-was-this-lousy-S11", anyone?

"We deserve a president of the United States who doesn't make homeland security a photo opportunity," said Kerry. "We deserve a president who makes America safer."
But while we're at it, how about not making the gun issue a photo opportunity instead, Mr Kerry? Or Latino education? Or your Catholicism? Or your whole campaign?


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