Thursday, August 10, 2006

AFP: Bush seeks political gains from foiled plot

AFP: Bush seeks political gains from foiled plot on Yahoo! News: "While some Democrats have opposed some steps in the war on terrorism, and more and more are calling for a withdrawal from Iraq, no major figures in the party have called for a wholesale retreat in the broader conflict.

But Bush's Republicans hoped the raid would yield political gains.

'I'd rather be talking about this than all of the other things that Congress hasn't done well,' one Republican congressional aide told AFP on condition of anonymity because of possible reprisals.

'Weeks before September 11th, this is going to play big,' said another White House official, who also spoke on condition of not being named, adding that some Democratic candidates won't 'look as appealing' under the circumstances."


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