Did Bush Save Us?

In her letter to the Salem, Oregon Statesman-Journal, published December 7, 2008, (Thank President Bush for keeping U.S. safe), Diana Powers Evans of Salem suggests that we owe President Bush our thanks for our safety. This is ridiculous.

Bush has kept us safe from what? While we’ve heard lots of assertions that we’ve been protected from near-constant terror attacks, we’ve no evidence this is true. And, while the President and his team were earning our undying gratitude for our supposed safety, they were raiding the treasury for their adventures and allowing others to exploit the inherent wealth of the nation.

Those who would credit the President for our safety deserve the fees and interest on this account. For my part, I’m not ready to take on this particular charge account.


2 Responses to “Did Bush Save Us?”

  1. 1 ginnypub
    December 9, 2008 at 5:17 am

    To whom do YOU give the credit?

  2. 2 drdaddy
    December 9, 2008 at 5:39 am

    What evidence do we have that anyone deserves credit for keeping us safe. More of us have died in the time since the attacks on 9/11/01 than died that day. How safe are those who have died?

    What evidence do we have that anyone would have been threatened by a terror attack had nothing whatsoever been done in response? The interesting thing about preventing something from happening is that there is almost no certainty that you’ve prevented anything at all.

    We are far more threatened by the dangers of driving than by terrorists and yet our government has done nothing in the last 25 years to require the improvement of out safety on the highway. Indeed, it could easily be argued that we are in greater danger on our roads today because of all the infrastructure funds which have been redirected the “War on Terror.”

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