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Bush utters the words 'cut and run'

From NBC's Elizabeth Wilner
President Bush ratcheted up his rhetoric against Democrats at his fundraiser for Alabama Gov. Bob Riley in Birmingham today, in that he actually called the Democratic party "the party of cut and run." Until now, Bush had refrained from using this GOP catch-phrase which oversimplifies the Democratic position on the war in Iraq (particularly since Republicans also like to point out how Democrats don't have a unified position on the war). Bush has, up until now, made a point of saying he doesn't question their patriotism. Democrats, for their part, have been stepping up their charge that Bush and the GOP want to "stay the course" in Iraq.

Meanwhile, on Capitol Hill, the Senate is expected to pass the compromise bill on detainee trials and treatment within the next half-hour or so...