From NBC's Mark Murray
-- "Senator Clinton's remarks are deeply troubling," said Edwards communications director Chris Kofinis in a statement. "After nearly seven years of George Bush and the politics of fear, the American people deserve a President who will focus first on keeping America safe, rather than calculating the political consequences. Unfortunately, Senator Clinton is seemingly taking a page straight from the GOP playbook that got us into this mess -- using fear of another terror attack as a political tactic to bolster her candidacy, and that is just wrong."
-- "We shouldn't be thinking about terrorism in terms of its domestic political consequences, we should be protecting the country from terrorists," said Richardson in a statement. "Senator Clinton seems to think that President Bush has made this country safer. I disagree with her. Our failed policy in Iraq is making us less safe."