Saturday, November 04, 2006

Republican's Give Nukes to Terrorists

Democrats condemn posting of Iraq arms data Accuse the GOP of endangering national security

By Bryan Bender and Bryan McGonigle, Globe Correspondent

| November 4, 2006

WASHINGTON -- Top Democrats and weapons specialists yesterday assailed the government's decision to publish details about Iraq's defunct weapons programs on the Internet, accusing the White House and the Republican Party of endangering national security to try to convince the public that Saddam Hussein resumed building an atomic bomb after the 1991 Persian Gulf War.

fashion a nuclear weapon. Senior intelligence officials and even the US government's senior weapons investigator in Iraq warned Washington about releasing the data, but the Republican-led Congress pressured the Bush administration by approving a measure that required thousands of those documents to be made public. ...(more)

And if that's isn't bad enough, an editorial that will appear in the Army Times, Air Force Times, Navy Times, and Marine Corps Times says that Rumsfeld should go because American Military leaders don't trust him.

Papers sold to military: ‘Rumsfeld must go’
Editorial comes days after Bush affirms defense secretary’s job security

MSNBC staff and news service reports
Updated: 9:38 p.m. PT Nov 3, 2006

Just days after President Bush publicly affirmed Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld's job security through the end of his term, a family of publications catering to the military will publish an editorial calling for the defense secretary's removal.

The editorial, released to NBC News on Friday ahead of its Monday publication date, stated, "It is one thing for the majority of Americans to think Rumsfeld has failed. But when the nation's current military leaders start to break publicly with their defense secretary, then it is clear that he is losing control of the institution he ostensibly leads." ...(more)

When it comes to National security, the Republicans have been all talk.

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