Terrorism and the November Midterm Elections

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National security was a Republican winner in the past two elections, but polls show that Americans are losing patience with the war in Iraq.  Even many conservative critics say the US is less safe than it was before September 11, and Democrats are on the offensive in November's election campaigns.  Can the Republicans turn it around by playing the terror card once again or are they risking a backlash? Is America hated because it's a free country or because of its actions? Is Iraq crucial to winning the war on terror or has it made the job harder? We hear from experts on terrorism and politics.

Credits

Guests:
Michael Scheuer - former Chief, CIA's Bin Laden Unit , Walid Phares - Director of the Future of Terrorism Project, Foundation for the Defense of Democracies' , Ron Suskind - Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, Frank Newport - Gallup Poll - @gallup

Host:
Warren Olney