Skip to comments.Bush says `no debate' about his keeping US safe
Posted on 12/17/2008 12:24:02 PM PST by NormsRevenge
CARLISLE, Pa. President George W. Bush, ever focused on his legacy, said Wednesday "there can be no debate" about his record of preventing another terrorist attack.
Evoking harrowing memories of Sept. 11, 2001, Bush said virtually no one could have predicted back then that the country would not be hit again for the rest of his presidency.
"It's not a matter of luck," Bush said, defending his security policies.
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GW has disrupted, dismantled and boxed in al Qaeda globally. If we are attacked on our soil under Obama, the Democrats and Obie will have no one to blame but themselves.
On this issue there is NO DEBATE!
Did we have another terrorist attack or not?? Yes or No?
Have other countries been hit since then?? Yes or No??
Was Bush President when these attacks did NOT happen?? Yes or No??
Great job on the WoT.
Domestically, perhaps not so.. most evidently, of late, economically.
and Yes, I am trying to be generous, being a compassionate conservative’ and all. ;-)
(slams the bunker door shut for the coming salvos)
There. Fixed it.
I hear that other fella is still looking for his legacy.
Indeed. Thanks for keeping us safe, Mr. President.
GW should have been screaming this at every press conference. The #1 job of the POTUS is national security! Number two is a distant second.
His view of keeping us safe from terrorist attacks imho have been countered by the millions of illegal aliens who have invaded our country and raped, killed, and attack our citizens.
That's BS, and AP knows it.
I guess they know they're doomed, so they've decided to go down as good "comrades."
On this issue there is NO DEBATE!Really?
Did we have another terrorist attack or not?? Yes or No?On our soil? No.
Have other countries been hit since then?? Yes or No??Yes-with-a-capital-Y. Madrid, London, Mumbai, Istanbul and way too many attacks to count in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Was Bush President when these attacks did NOT happen?? Yes or No??Bush was President when all of these attacks happened.
His view of keeping us safe from terrorist attacks imho have been countered by the millions of illegal aliens who have invaded our country and raped, killed, and attack our citizens.Excellent point, BGHater.
Did we have another terrorist attack or not?? Yes or No? I could come up with plenty of small scale attacks, that, when lumped together, present a pattern of Islamic attacks on the U.S. since 9/11/01.
Have other countries been hit since then?? Yes or No?? Yes.
Was Bush President when these attacks did NOT happen?? Yes or No?? Yes, he was. But as mentioned above, there have been a lot of smaller things that show a pattern. There is also the significant issue of our wide-open borders.
While I would agree with you that there have been no large-scale attacks, there have been many small-scale attempts by muslims to create havoc. There was even one, potentially significant attack, that was prevented by the perp himself when he was, thankfully, sitting alone after not being allowed into a football game (Oklahoma - I believe 2005). That could have been very bad.
Wishful thinking. You know darn well Bush will be blamed for anything that happens regarding the WOT, unless of course, it is good news.
First huge mistake Bush did make, regarding Sept. 11, was to not fire Minetta and Tenant, who as Clinton holdovers should have been made scapegoats for their failures.
The Anointed One will not make the same mistake.
Its fascinating how you get to rationalize the War on Terror as a non domestic item.
President Bush has raised this nation to unimaginable levels of self serving ungratefulness.
The foremost reason that Conservatism is faltering today is a refusal to acknowledge the good accomplishments of conservative Republicans like President Bush.
The reason Conservatism abounded post Reagan is because Republicans would not allow Reagan to be tarred and feathered in the public sphere. People do not have to agree with everything Bush did to acknowledge that he was a great and incredible leader. I more and more think he may actually surpass Reagan as a great President.
Imagine these scenarios:
Reagan tarred and feathered as the biggest deficit spending President in history.
Reagan tarred and feathered as the terrorism turncoat who backed down to Hezbollah in Lebanon— inciting further terrorism
Reagan tarred and feathered as the President who bailed out the Savings and Loans for billions of dollars.
Reagan tarred and feathered as the Amnesty President for allowing millions of illegal immigrants to visit and stay in our nation.
Reagan tarred and feathered as appointing Sandra Day O Connor to the Supreme Court— a disastrous pick for the Conservative movement.
I sincerely believe that Reagan was one of our great Conservative Presidents. So I do not think the list above should define him even though it easily could. The reason conservatism falters today is that it is largely defined by a cowardice that refuses to defend the greatness of its own leaders. Instead of showing courage, conservatives continue to romanticize the past and create a sense of elusive mystery about what it takes to be a conservative leader.
President George W. Bush. You are without question one of the World’s great leaders and an American hero. You have defied one of the most evil global movements humanity has ever known. Your large list of despicable enemies more than defines you as a great man and leader.
I will take on all comers on this point.
You can be sure that for the next four years every single thing that goes wrong will be laid on President Bush and his administration.
"W"orse taking credit for no attack on his watch is like:
Clinton taking credit for the stock market at 12,000
Bob Stoops taking credit for Sam Bradford's Heisman
Al Gore taking credit for inventing the internet
John Kerry taking credit for his 1st Purple Heart Medal
Jimmy Carter taking credit for anything he's ever done ...
More Bush BULL!
“...ever focused on his legacy..”
There are a lot things Bush can be faulted for, but egotism is NOT one of them!