On the sidelines, with fingers pointed
Since September 11, Democrats have enjoyed the luxury of not having to offer a comprehensive alternative to President Bush’s counterterrorism plan. Instead, they have done little but criticize, loudly and vigorously. Using that criticism as a base, it is now possible to discern the Democrat strategy to defeat al Qaeda and defend western civilization:
Revoke the Patriot Act and get rid of wiretaps on incoming terrorist calls from overseas.
Shut down Guantanamo and give foreign terrorists the protection of our Bill of Rights.
Call our military leadership incompetent and our troops murderers, Nazis, and torturers.
Support a comprehensive immigration plan that would leave our porous southern border open to terrorist infiltration.
Cut and run from Iraq, the front lines of the War on Terror. And the crown jewel:
Defeat an amendment to provide protection from lawsuits for any American citizen who reports suspicious, perhaps terrorist, activities to authorities.
If only Al Gore or John Kerry and their cronies had won, al Qaeda would have been vanquished, our troops would have been home safe and sound, and New Orleans and Kansas would have been completely rebuilt. J. V. Fitzsimmons Hickory, North Carolina