Democrats: Obama More Aggressive Fighting Al-Qaeda Than Bush
Democratic strategists Wednesday asserted President Barack Obama “has been far more aggressive in fighting al Qaeda” than the previous administration .
In an e-mail this afternoon to supporters — which incidentally excoriated Republicans for politicizing the attempted bombing of Flight 253 — the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) stressed it was President George W. Bush, not his successor, who relegated the fight against the terrorist network to the back burner by turning “its focus from al Qaeda to Iraq.”
Ultimately, the DCCC’s charge on Wednesday is but a direct response to a new fundraising pitch by Rep. Peter Hoekstra (R-Mich.) — a petition Democrats say exploits the terrorism plot in an attempt to raise campaign dollars.
Hoekstra, who is running for governor in Michigan, asked voters in a letter on Tuesday “who will stand up the Obama/Pelosi efforts to weaken our security” to donate to his gubernatorial war chest.
“It is insulting that The Obama administration would make such a claim, but then again, these are the same weak-kneed liberals who have recently tried to bring Guantanamo Bay terrorists right here to Michigan!” Hoekstra wrote earlier this week.
For the record: In Operation Iraqi Freedom more than 19,429 Al-Qaeda and Islamic militants have been killed. Over 18,900 insurgents have been captured.
Oh, and it didn’t take George Bush five months to decide to send two-thirds of the requested reinforcements to the troops at war.
Jules Crittenden offers the cut-and-runners some advice: Want your guy to look tough on terrorism? Tell him to kick terrorist ass. Like Bush did.