So George W. Bush beebops into Cobb Co., Georgia today and gives us a "progress report" on his war on terror. Sounds like the beginning of a joke right? Well, unfortunately, it's a complete and total joke. Mike Morris and Bill Montgomery of the AJC have a report on the President's Georgia visit.
He says that we are safer today because of actions taken by his administration since 9/11. Me thinks he needs to take another look around, starting with Afghanistan. You know, that country whose leaders aided the people actually responsible for the 9/11 attacks?
There is no doubt in my mind that for all of the Al Qaeda operatives captured or killed in his "war", there are now MORE people on this planet who hate the United States of America. Because of our actions in Iraq alone, there are many who have decided to dedicate their lives (and their death) to destroying us.
The Middle East is even more unstable now than when Dubya found it. Undaunted by what's happening in Iraq, Iran looms as an even more powerful threat. Muslim fundamentalists in places like Lebanon, Egypt, the Phillipines, etc. are even more radicalized in the wake of Dubya's lack of diplomacy and willful acts of war against a nation with no direct connections to the 9/11 attacks.
Follow my link to GriftDrift's blog. Because as he accurately points out, we have lost our focus on punishing those that killed 3,000 innocent people in the greatest terrorist attack on American soil, now almost 5 years ago. "Unrelenting pressure on al Qaeda," Mr. President?!! Then why have we forgotten Afghanistan? Why is the Taliban actually gaining strength there?
Well said, GriftDrift.