One of these things is not like the other

Bush calls for unity on terrorism then meets only with Republicans on detainee legislation.

Published September 28, 2006 1:42PM (EDT)

The first paragraph of the AP's latest report on the Bush administration's detainee legislation: "President Bush urged the Senate on Thursday to follow the House lead and approve a White House plan for detaining and interrogating terrorism suspects, saying, 'The American people need to know we're working together to win the war on terror.'"

The second paragraph of the same report: "Bush met in the Capitol with Senate Republicans the day after the House passed the legislation that Republicans likely will use on the campaign trail to assert that Democrats want to coddle terrorists."

By Tim Grieve

Tim Grieve is a senior writer and the author of Salon's War Room blog.

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