The House Democrats are going to introduce a new security plan on Wednesday that they say will protect the America:
Congressional Democrats promise to “eliminate” Osama bin Laden and ensure a “responsible redeployment of U.S. forces” from Iraq in 2006 in an election-year national security policy statement.
In the position paper to be announced Wednesday, Democrats say they will double the number of special forces and add more spies, which they suggest will increase the chances of finding al-Qaida’s elusive leader. They do not set a deadline for when all of the 132,000 American troops now in Iraq should be withdrawn.
“We’re uniting behind a national security agenda that is tough and smart and will provide the real security George Bush has promised but failed to deliver,” Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., said in remarks prepared for delivery Wednesday.
His counterpart in the House, Rep. Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., said the Democrats are offering a new direction _ “one that is strong and smart, which understands the challenges America faces in a post 9/11 world, and one that demonstrates that Democrats are the party of real national security.”
The latest in a series of party policy statements for 2006, the Democrats’ national security platform comes seven months before voters decide who will control the House and Senate and as Democrats seek to cut into the public perception that the Republicans are stronger on national security.
Take a look at the national security heavyweights who will be present at the press conference when this plan is unveiled:
Rep. Harry Reid
Rep. Nancy Pelosi
General Wesley Clark
Actions speak louder than words. These folks can show up to a press conference and say they’re going to be tough on national security, but it won’t change the fact that they fought President Bush on virtually every national security issue that came before them in the House. Harry Reid proudly proclaimed “We killed the Patriot Act.” Nancy Pelosi worked along side Reid to ensure a Patriot Act filibuster. Pelosi also worked against our military’s recruiting efforts.
Madeleine Albright’s presence will add nothing to this affair. Her moral relativist view of foreign policy and national security should frighten all Americans. And General Clark simply isn’t convincing as a credible national security expert.
Osama won’t be intimidated by this bunch.
I love Gateway Pundit‘s response:
Watchit, Osama! Dems Are Gonna Gitcha!
Those Dem-Hawks have had it!
Dennis Kucinich and Barbara Boxer are packing heat and a united Warrior Left is gonna kick some OBL A$$!
Mark your calendars. Today is a historic day. Democrats are announcing today, four-and-one-half years after 9-11, that THEY have saved a can of Whoopass for the jihadists! Well, Alright!
Gateway Pundit also does a great job of explaining the Dems’ plan and why it can’t be taken seriously.
Mary Katharine Ham at Hugh Hewitt has a comprehensive post of Republican reaction as well as a few loony leftist links.