Democrats’ Strategy on the War on Terror

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This just in from AP:

Six weeks before elections, the Democratic strategy for the war on terror is one part attack President Bush and one part agree with him. The goal is to court voters dissatisfied with the job the administration has done, yet avoid being tagged as soft on Osama bin Laden. …

[A Democratic strategy memo] says “stress that Democrats offer a ‘better way to fight terrorism.'” Example: call for the inspection of all cargo containers entering the country. …

Republicans hope for an opening to outmaneuver House Democrats on an issue the GOP has long called its own.

They thought they had an opening recently when Rep. Nancy Pelosi (news, bio, voting record), the Democratic leader, said of bin Laden: “He has done more damage the longer he has been out there. But, in fact, the damage that he has done is done. And even to capture him now I don’t think makes us any safer.”

Does this mean AP is moving in on The Onion‘s turf?

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