President Bush’s Saturday radio address seemed to try to use the foiled terrorist plot to blow up flights from the UK to the US for partisan advantage. But then the President said:
Unfortunately, some have suggested recently that the terrorist threat is being used for partisan political advantage. We can have legitimate disagreements about the best way to fight the terrorists, yet there should be no disagreement about the dangers we face.
If the President is saying this should not be a partisan issue – I agree 100%. Alas, it seems that the GOP strategy for 2006 is the same one that they used in 2002 and 2004 as Bill Schneider suggests:
Can the GOP use terrorism to win – again?