...[L]iberals should be at the forefront of the fight against terrorists like Usama bin Laden-- just as liberals fought communists for control of American labor unions in the 1940’s, and just as liberals kept communism out of western Europe following World War II.  
 
We truly live in a dangerous world and the United States should lead the way in ridding the world of Al Qaeda. To accomplish this, liberals should support a strong U.S. military and significant funding for homeland security.  
 
A call for Harry Truman / John F. Kennedy / Tony Blair liberalism.
Bush spoke hours after Iraq's president designated Jawad al-Maliki to form the new government. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice called him a patriot and "somebody with whom we can work," even if he disagrees with the United States on certain issues.  
 
...[Bush] said the agreement that led to al-Maliki's selection represented compromise, consensus and the will of the Iraqi people. Unlike the transitional and interim governments that came before, he said the new leadership will "have the popular mandate to address Iraq's toughest long-term challenges."  
 
"The new government has a responsibility to deploy the growing strength of the Iraqi security forces to defeat the terrorists and insurgents and establish control over the militias," Bush said.
The CIA fired a long-serving intelligence officer for sharing classified information with The Washington Post and other news organizations, officials said yesterday, as the agency continued an aggressive internal search for anyone who may have discussed intelligence with the news media.  
 
CIA officials said the career intelligence officer failed more than one polygraph test and acknowledged unauthorized contacts with reporters. The "officer knowingly and willfully shared classified intelligence, including operational information" with journalists, the agency said in a statement yesterday.  
 
The CIA did not reveal the identity of the employee, who was dismissed Thursday, but NBC News reported last night she is Mary McCarthy.  
 
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Mary McCarthy appointed by Clinton's National Security Adviser Sandy Berger.  
 
Public records show that Mary McCarthy contributed $2,000 in 2004 to John Kerry.  
 
Recently Sandy Berger was himself convicted of mishandling intelligence information.  
 
Next Monday, some 200 gay families are planning to attend the annual White House Easter Egg Roll to showcase themselves to the nation and President George W. Bush. But some religious conservatives say the families are "crashing" the public event and exploiting children for political ends.  
 
Man, this is gonna be good!
Democrat's Narrow Vision
Posted by Bud Tugly in government 12 years ago
You can look at the Democrat's national security plan, released last week, as simply a political shield, akin to the upgraded body armor they promise for U.S. troops.  
 
The party remains traumatized by the failure of biography to protect Vietnam veterans Max Cleland and John Kerry from charges of being soft on security...  
 
...[Or] you can also look at the security plan as the Democrats say it is intended: as a serious strategy intended to show that the opposition party is ready to govern.  
 
Under that lens, it is a more interesting document.
Dick Cheney loves to go on the Sunday talk shows and grumble about how Democrats are blind to the hard realities of the "post 9/11 world." Dare to question The World According to Cheney, and you’re branded a traitor, an enemy and – worst of all, you get slapped with the mother of all zingers: "you’re stuck in pre-9/11 reality." Just what we need: lectures on reality from the criminally insane.  
 
Cheney, of course, is one of those rare individuals for whom 9/11 was a purely wonderful event. Being a war profiteer, for him, post-9/11 reality has been the best thing since a sliced atom.  
 
The comments on this post are an April Fools Joke. I play Liberal and deathburger plays Neo-con.
WASHINGTON - Democrats distanced themselves Monday from Wisconsin Sen. Russell Feingold's effort to censure President Bush over domestic spying, maneuvering to prevent a vote that could alienate swing voters.  
 
Republicans dared Democrats to vote for the proposal.
According to the latest CBS News poll, ...Bush's approval rating hit a personal worst of 34 percent..., making him the most unpopular president since Nixon...  
 
[T]he Republican-run Congress is only two points higher.  
 
Such numbers naturally provoke Democratic fantasies about... taking both houses in a [2006] historic sweep...  
 
But Democrats do not have a charismatic schemer like Newt Gingrich to lead the way.  
 
Instead, they have Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid, and Howard Dean.
Premier Silvio Berlusconi has promised Italians he would lower taxes and raise pensions. His latest campaign pledge is rather personal: no sex until April 9 elections, an Italian newspaper reported Sunday.