"One freedom that defines our way of life is the freedom to choose our leaders at the ballot box. We saw that freedom earlier this week, when millions of Americans went to the polls to cast their votes for a new Congress. Whatever your opinion of the outcome, all Americans can take pride in the example our democracy sets for the world by holding elections even in a time of war."Since when have we ever suspended elections during wartime? Apparently, Bush & Cheney & Rove et al discussed the possibility of doing just that. We know he doesn't write his own speeches. This statement was made to plant the seed in Americans' minds that the Bush regime and/or their repuke successors have the power to take away our right to vote.
This is a recurring theme in the Rovian neocon theory of political success: they take away peoples' votes, whether through fraud or by force, and after that they exercise tyrannical control.