271 | TeamBush worked hard to prod the United Nations into a new resolution demanding that Iraq disarm, instead of enforcing the 16 resolutions Iraq has violated for years. Iraqi officials made clear they would not obey any new resolutions. The president stressed again that the UN had the choice between relevance and weakness, and "for the sake of world peace, I hope they're relevant." Political warfare broke out when Washington Post reporter Dana Milbank reported that the president said in New Jersey on Sept. 23 that Senate Democrats are "not interested in the security of the American people." Two days later, Majority Leader Tom Daschle took to the Senate floor, accused the president of politicizing the Iraq debate, and belted out this emotional vibrato: "You tell those who fought in Vietnam and in World War II they are not interested in the security of the American people. That is outrageous." Mr. Bush was referring not to Iraq, but to the Department of Homeland Security bill, and did not directly refer to Democrats. "The House responded, but the Senate is more interested in special interests in Washington and not interested in the security of the American people." The Washington Post's editing of the president's remarks removed important context. Two sentences later, Mr. Bush added, "And people are working hard in Washington to get it right in Washington, both Republicans and Democrats. See, this isn't a partisan issue. This is an American issue." In July, 88 House Democrats voted for the bill the president wants to sign.