John in DC blogged It's one thing to give up our civil liberties in exchange for the safety of our children. It's quite another to give them up and get little in return. Let's examine just how much safer George Bush has made America since September 11.
Not much to say. Osama has not even released a tape in the last year.
We are not bogged down, and we still have military in Afganistan.
Our military is confronting the Islamoterrists in Baghdad and Basrah rather than Boston, Baton Rouge, Birmingham, Bismarck, Boise, Buffalo, Broken Arrow, or Beaumont; in Mosul rather than Miami, Milwaukee, Minneapolis, Mobile, Memphis, Muskogee, or Mesquite; in Karkuk and Karbala rather than Kansas City, Knoxville, Ketchum, or Kilgore; in Tall Afar and Tikrit rather than Tulsa, Tallahassee, Tampa Bay, Terre Haute, Toledo, Topeka, Tucson, Tahlequah, Texas City, or Texarkana. I don't know about you, but I would much rather have them confront the terrorists there, than on US soil.
And far too many of them have been implemented.
That is terrible, but those purchasing decisions were not made by George Bush, or anyone else in the Bush administration. It is Congress that spread the money around, and allowed local government to decide what to spend it on.
I am sure the commission is sad that its 15 minutes of fame have expired, but I do recall reading stories in the WaPo about testing for radiation near Mosques, homes, and businesses. Sounds to me like the administration was working on protecting us from nuclear bombs.
They hate us because we are rich and powerful and they are not.
It is Congress that will not appropriate the frequencies needed, because they want the money paid by the broadcast industry that would have to give up those frequencies"It is scandalous that airline passengers are still not screened against all names on a terrorist watch list.
As easy as it is to get fake ID information I would rather see them spending the effort to get unforgable ID cards."It is scandalous that we still allocate scarce homeland security dollars on the basis of pork barrel spending, not risk...."
As indicated above, it is Congress that appropriated the money, not the Bush Administration."While the terrorists are learning and adapting, our government is still moving at a crawl."
We are doing many things, like NSA intercepts, but newspapers are exposing those efforts rather than helping to keep the terrorists from knowing about themTell me again how Bush has made us safer?
How many planes have been flown into buildings since 9/11. How many terrorists attacks have occurred on US soil since 9/11. There have been attacks in Britain, Bali, Australia, Jordan, and many other countries, but not the US.