Their eye (the Democrats in Congress) is on the 2008 presidential elections, and their fear is that White House spinmeister Karl Rove will portray the Democratic nominee and all Democrats as soft on terror, will accuse them of stabbing the American troops in the back.
The operative word here is "fear," and fear is the true legacy that Bush and Dick Cheney and their neoconservative chickenhawk corps will leave behind them.
They've instilled fear in the American people, beginning the day after 9/11, and they've played it like a Wurlitzer organ every day since then. Every time bad news looms on their horizon, up goes the red flag. Or the orange flag. Or the yellow flag. The national terror threat alert system became a 24/7 traffic light, except that it never turns green. Read entire article
By Nicole Belle — June 10, 2007