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Sunday, September 24, 2006

Leaked Intelligence Report Rocks Bush Election Stance

US spy agencies have dropped a political bombshell six weeks before national elections, with the leak of a classified report concluding that the war in Iraq has spawned a new wave of Islamic radicalism and increased the global threat of terrorism.
The intelligence document on Sunday rocked a central pillar of the Republican Party's campaign platform ahead of November elections: that the 2003 invasion of Iraq and the ouster of Saddam Hussein made America safer, not weaker.
With opinion polls showing President George W. Bush's party possibly losing control of both houses of Congress in the the mid-term polls, in large part due to unhappiness over the war in Iraq, the report stating categorically the opposite will make for painful reading at the White House.
Bush has argued repeatedly in pre-election speeches that Iraq is the central front in the war on terrorism and that demands for a US troop withdrawal from the country by the opposition Democrats underscores why the center-left party should not be trusted with the nation's security.
But on the other hand, can this play into W's hands?
Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist expressed confidence US voters would not be swayed by the intelligence report.
"I think the American people, when they read an article like that ... say, 'Listen, just keep me safe -- I just want to be safe in Nashville, Tennessee, I want to be safe in Memphis, New York City, Washington, DC,' that's what they want."
This report may just be the fodder needed to stay in Iraq. This report proves the point that Iraq (and soon Iran) must be overwhelmed with troops and bombs so those pesky "terrorists" learn their lessons.

This report and the Osama death reports may become the surprises Rove has been looking for and ready to twist to W and the Repug's advantage.

Anything coming out of this administartion or any of its arms should be suspect.

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