September 12, 2006


WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Representative Pete Stark (D-CA) today responded to Majority Leader John Boehner's comments about Democrats' commitment to keep America safe.

"John Boehner talks tough on terror, but he and his Republican colleagues have gone soft on Osama bin Laden,” said Stark. “I wonder what it would take for Boehner to crack the whip and demand accountability from a Bush Administration that has spent five years undermining American security. Boehner and the Rubber-Stamp Republicans in Congress ignored Administration lies about Iraqi weapons of mass destruction and excused a pathetic lack of postwar planning. They’ve refused to implement the bipartisan 9/11 Commission’s recommendations or hold Donald Rumsfeld accountable for his many failures as Defense Secretary. I listen to my Republicans friends, and I wonder if they are more interested in keeping their jobs than they are in saving the lives of our men and women in uniform –- more than 2500 of whom have died tragic deaths in a counterproductive and never-ending War in Iraq.”

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