Here is an e-mail excerpt sent out by Ken Mehlman, RNC Chairman:
It's very simple. Our government has no more basic obligation than to protect the American people in a time of war. Today, President Bush outlined the steps America is taking to question and detain the world's most violent terrorists, and announced legislation to try these terrorists before military commissions.
Because of interrogation programs by the CIA, our nation has gained invaluable intelligence that has saved American lives.
Interrogations of terrorists including Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, the mastermind behind the 9/11 attacks, have led to the arrests of al Qaeda operatives planning to carry out attacks inside the United States and revealed the terror network's plan to obtain biological weapons. In one chilling interrogation, Mohammed described instructing his operatives to set off explosions in buildings at points high enough to prevent those trapped from escaping out of the windows. These new revelations are a clear reminder that the threat is real, and that we must pursue victory in this war with all our might.
Because a Supreme Court ruling earlier this year put the CIA's interrogation program at risk, the President is sending legislation to Congress to specifically authorize the creation of military commissions to try these suspected terrorists for war crimes. When this legislation is passed, the people our intelligence agencies believe orchestrated 9/11 can face justice.
Watch key excerpts of the President's address and write a letter to the editor on these important efforts to keep Americans safe. Time and time again, some Democrats in Washington have questioned why our government needs tools like these to prevent attacks on American soil. They have questioned the terrorist surveillance program, and bragged about "killing" the Patriot Act. The #2 Democrat in the Senate even likened America's interrogation practices to those in Nazi or Soviet concentration camps.
Americans now have the facts about these vital efforts to prevent future attacks. The terrorists in American custody are not just innocent bystanders. They are dangerous murderers who would kill again if set free. Take a stand and ensure our military and intelligence agencies continue to have every tool they need to fight this threat.
Okay, so it was most of the letter. But really, the Democrats are scandalous in their lack of support on the War on Terror. Democratic support of Special Prosecutor Fitzgerald and the MSM's unpatriotic pulp fiction to hinder the President's efforts to manage this War for victory is atrocious and near evil.Stand up America and win the War on Terror.