Blackfive notes that the Democrats are trying to come up with a national security position - presumably one that doesn't involve waving a white flag.
He then correctly notes in passing how the Dems were horrified by NSA wiretapping, terrorist detentions at Guantanamo Bay, and CIA interrogation operations set up overseas.
This is the Democrats' main problem. Whenever they see a policy designed to fight terrorism, they scream "TORTURE! FASCISM! REPRESSION!" and then call for the president to be impeached.
The AP story has a few howlers in it such as this:
The Democratic statement lacks specific details of a plan to capture bin Laden, the al-Qaida chief who has evaded U.S. forces in the more than four years since the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.
Well obviously. But that doesn't stop them from promising to do so. And put a chicken in every pot, for good measure.
Here is where the wheels really fall of the cart, though:
But Democrats suggest they will double the number of special forces and add more spies to increase the chances of finding al-Qaida's elusive leader.
Typical Democrat idiocy. Lacking a true strategy, they simply promise to throw money at the problem.
Special Forces are elite, highly-trained soldiers. One doesn't simply wave a magic wand and double their numbers. Doing so would simply dilute the skill and standards of the new soldiers, making them far less effective.
What makes this even funnier is that lack of numbers isn't the problem - it is the lack of will. Bill Clinton had plenty of firepower starting back in 1993, but not an ounce of courage to use it.
So now the Dems are promising to double our spy network? Great. But what are the odds that they will use all these agents aggressively to penetrate Al Qaeda and extract information from captured enemy combatants?
The Dems aren't trusted on national security because they are cowards. It has nothing to do with a spy shortage and evertything to do will a backbone deficiency. Until the Dems announce that they have a plan for victory rather than "redeployment," the American people will rightly see them as incapable of looking after this nation's defense.