Monday, September 11, 2006

Safer under the Bush Team?

With election season in full swing, both parties are looking to score points for their side. Republicans tout their track record of no attacks since 9-11 while Democrats suggest gaping holes remain in U.S. security.

I want to know, why is the terrorist threat growing? Five years ago al Qaida attacked us. The list of groups with grudges, willing to use violence has grown with Hamas and Hezbollah recently added to the list.

The head of the CIA, Gen. Michael Hayden, proclaimed progress. "Five years into this campaign, we cannot say when victory will come," he said in a message to agency employees. "But we now know the enemy and understand his methods with far greater depth and precision."

"There' a reason why people like (al-Qaida leader Osama) bin Laden are able to recruit suiciders," President Bush said, "because if you don't have hope, you're attracted to an ideology which says, it's OK to kill people and kill yourself."

What happened to the leader who claimed credit for the 9-11 attacks?

In a separate interview, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice acknowledged that the United States does not know bin Laden's whereabouts, but said, "I know that his world has gotten smaller."

So the perpetrator remains at large, more terrorists groups have joined the fight, and more people in the Middle East lack hope and are willing to serve as suicide bombers. Does this sound like something to brag about? The ever surprised V.P. Cheney left his dark side for a moment to polish the Bush tarnished “unleash terror on terror” strategy.

Vice President Dick Cheney says the fact that there has not been another attack on U.S. soil shows "we've done a pretty good job" of protecting the country against terrorists. "I don't know how much better you can do than no, no attacks for the past five years,"

Let’s see, we could have fewer groups gunning for us. That would be a better job.

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