Democrats add calcium to diet; spines stiffen.
Sen. Jay Rockefeller (D-WV)
Mr. Rockefeller was biting in his criticism of how President Bush has dealt with the threat of Islamic radicalism since the Sept. 11 attacks, saying he believed that the campaign against international terrorism was âstill a mysteryâ to the president.Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA)
âI donât think he understands the world,â Mr. Rockefeller said. âI donât think heâs particularly curious about the world. I donât think he reads like he says he does.â
He added, âEvery time heâs read something he tells you about it, I think.â
Intensifying a war of words over a U.S. troop buildup in Iraq, House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi accused President George W. Bush on Friday of playing politics with soldiers' lives, a charge the White House called "poisonous."
"The president knows that because the troops are in harm's way that we won't cut off the resources," Pelosi, head of the Democratic-led House, told ABC's "Good Morning America. "That's why he's moving so quickly to put them in harm's way."