That's the hook for his legacy, he kept us "safe". (after one colossal failure)
But it is all BS!
Look at Mumbai. Ten guys, automatic weapons, grenades, ammo. Do you think that couldn't have been done at any time, any place in the U.S.?
What was to stop them?
Our strongly defended borders?
Our crack Intelligence apparatus?
No, what stopped them was that there was no need. They scored a great success on September 11. They have driven this country into panic, caused 2 wars, economic meltdown, suspension of much of our Constitution, ruined our reputation around the world, and shown us to be so reliant on massive force retaliation, that we are like a helpless infant.
Unfortunately, with the country seemingly coming to it's senses, and changing it's regime, there will probably be another attack in the next decade perhaps another "Mumbai". Nothing as spectacular as 9/11, that is no longer necessary in their eyes. Just a little reminder to kick the panic up a notch.
And sad to say, that act will pretty much cement Bush's legacy.
Sadly, Bill Kristol's contract with the New York Times has run out.
Now the august newspaper has the difficult task of finding a new columnist to fill his shoes
. Where will they find someone who shares the intelligent, urbane, witty, and fair minded traits that reside in those afore mentioned size 3's?
After an exhausting search, we think we have found someone, who perhaps, meets or exceeds those qualities the were endowed by our creator to Mr. William Kristol.
To see our selection, roll your mouse over Mr. Kristol's image below.
"To announce that there must be no criticism of the president, or that we are to stand by the president right or wrong, is not only unpatriotic and servile, but is morally treasonable to the American public."
-- Theodore Roosevelt
The people who cast the votes decide nothing. The people who count the votes decide everything. Joseph Stalin