Originally Posted by ckblv
Wow, I don't know how to reply to that one. I don't really look at 3000 people being murdered as "only one". Please tell me you are not trying to minimize what happened on September 11th.
The USS Cole may not have been in a US port but when you attack our military on their own vessel and kill 17 of OUR Sailors I call that an attack on the United States, don't you?
So, do you think that Homeland Security has not thwarted any more terrorism in the US since 9-11? Do you REALLY think that?
The statement was that there was one incident of terrorist attack on the U.S.- not that only one person was killed. You're taking the words out of context. Certainly, there have been presidents who did not see a terrorist attack on the U.S. while in office. Does that mean that they were more accomplished at preventing such attacks? No, it does not. Ideally, the administration would have worked to prevent terrorist activities prior
I don't agree with the "Homeland Security" tactics, either. They are protecting my freedom by violating my right to privacy?
(How's that for "Orwellian"?)
(I am speaking of the illegal
wiretapping that took place. If they need to wiretap, is it so difficult to obtain a warrant?) I like quotes. Here's a good one
"Those who would give up essential liberty to purchase a little
deserve neither liberty nor safety."
- Benjamin Franklin
The "war on terror" is killing more people than were killed in 9/11 and the target has not been "gotten dead or alive." I would prefer that the president give diplomatic speeches that did not upset the allies. It's common sense.
All of that aside, Bush is a very poor public speaker. It would be quite
nice if the leader of the United States could master the English language! I can not,without cringing, watch him speak.
Since I like quotes so much, here's another one.
"To those of you who received honors, awards and distinctions, I say well done. And to the C students, I say: You, too, can be president of the United States. "
- George W. Bush