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Eliminating Osama bin Laden tops list of us security plan for Democrats

Eliminating Al-Qaeda terror mastermind Osama bin Laden was the top item on the Opposition Democratic Party’s plan to pursuing the us-led “war on terror,” according to a blueprint unveiled here.

Eliminating Al-Qaeda terror mastermind Osama bin Laden was the top item on the Opposition Democratic Party’s plan to pursuing the us-led “war on terror,” according to a blueprint unveiled here.

Top Democrats presented their ideas for best keeping the nation safe at a camera-ready Washington press conference on Wednesday, surrounded by firefighters and military veterans and with a banner backdrop that read “real security.”

The speakers who accused President George W Bush’s administration of “incompetence” included retired general and one-time presidential candidate Wesley Clark, former secretary of state Madeleine Albright, senate minority leader Harry Reid and House minority leader Nancy Pelosi.

The Democrats are hammering Bush’s Republican Party ahead of the crucial November mid-term, legislative elections on national security, an issue the Republicans have traditionally been strong on.

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According to Reid, the Democratic agenda “will take America in a new direction, one that is tough and smart.”

Under the Democratic plan, the United States would “eliminate Osama bin Laden, destroy terrorist networks like Al-Qaeda, finish the job in Afghanistan, and end the threat posed by the Taliban.”

It would also double the size of the us special forces, improve the intelligence services, combat nuclear proliferation and “eliminate terrorist breeding grounds by combating the economic, social and political conditions that allow extremism to thrive.”

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Iraq should be returned to Iraqis as quickly as possible, care for war veterans should be improved, and America should obtain energy independence by 2020, according to the plan.

First published on: 30-03-2006 at 10:50:52 pm
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