I responded in the comments, but in doing so I decided to promote the issue up here.
So, I ask you, Where's terrorism in Webb's own issues page?
I searched for the characters "terror" in his entire issues section. THere are THREE references:
- Terrorism and Iraq were separate issues, until George Bush incorrectly and unwisely linked them
- First, it was a diversion from, not a response to, the war against international terrorism.
- This would give us the ability to contain the terrorist threat within Iraq without continuing our occupation.
That's it. Not one word about FIGHTING terrorism.
"Protect" is only there once, and its "protect our values".
"Security" is there 6 times, not ONCE in regard to dealing with our security:
- speech on national security
- National security policy under the Bush-Cheney Administration
- and homeland security is being neglected
- Iraq is in a crisis that we must address now in order to make progress on all other security matters.
- ... the border security solution.
- There is a consensus that our border security must...
In other words, there is nothing in his entire issues section about how to protect our country against terrorist attack in a post 9/11 world. BTW, 9/11 isn't in their, neither is "attack". Oh, and defend isn't either.
I've saved off a copy, in case Lowell figures this out and changes it.