The president's message: Be very afraid

If Republicans lose, terrorists win.

Published October 31, 2006 12:55PM (EST)

The White House campaign strategy, or "All I Really Need to Know I Learned in 2001": At campaign rallies in Georgia and Texas Monday -- hey, what ever happened to swing states like Ohio and Pennsylvania? -- George W. Bush said that the Democrats' plan for Iraq means "the terrorists win and America loses."

By Tim Grieve

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

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