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A.B. Stoddard, associate editor of The Hill, repeated the much-parroted myth that Democrats are weak or are perceived as weak on national security. On the January 10 edition of MSNBC's Tucker, she said:
CARLSON: One sentence because we're almost out of time.
STODDARD: There's another question, which is balancing the concerns. Bush is always telling us if we leave, terrorism will thrive. And the Democrats, who need to prove themselves on national security, are not making the case that we -- by depleting our readiness and resources in Iraq --
CARLSON: Well, that's a good point.
STODDARD: -- we can no longer neutralize a terror threat elsewhere.
CARLSON: Right. Then we become so physically weak --
STODDARD: Forget how we look. How about, like, our security?
CARLSON: That's right.