One man’s stand, alone
I’m not sure who to credit this quote to but it goes like this;
Terrorist just have to be right once, we have to be right all the time.
I guess that means George W. Bush was right 100% of the time. After 9/11 there were NO terrorist strikes on American soil. This was no small feat and considering the fear that gripped us all and the strange events and changes that took place afterwards. I like millions of you was just waiting to hear of the next attack being announced on the news. Would it be a mall, school bus or a large gathering like say a World Series baseball game? No, President Bush worked tirelessly and made sure that did not happen. He enacted brave new rules like the Patriot act, tore down the walls of “no communication” between the C.I.A and F.B.I. Homeland Security was quickly put in place which streamlined and strengthened our efforts and many other things to keep our homeland safe. He rededicated himself and threw any aspirations of high polling numbers out the window when it was clear that such things would only get in the way of his charge to lead.
Aw but you say, Sept 11th was on his watch so he’s at fault, “He had actionable intelligence.” I’ve read Ben-Veniste’s comments and if I were a lawyer (which I’m not) I’d have no trouble throwing doubt all over that. “Possibilities, reports from 1998, Bin laden vowed to strike Washington, didn’t connect the dots”, and on it goes. This plan of terror was not seen by anyone in any clarity what so ever and to lay the blame at the feet of Bush is nothing but smear politics.
If you want “actionable intelligence”, let’s talk Katrina. As stated I’m not a lawyer and I’m also not a weatherman but even I saw the possibilities of the storms final destination some 4 days before it hit. Did Ray Nagin live up to his duties? How about the lovely Governor of Louisiana? The answer is no and the responsibility for disasters such as these are the state and local governments FIRST.Just ask Jeb Bush, he dealt with 4 monster hurricanes in one season. The federal government only comes in by design when it’s too much on that level. Still the buses sat and thousands refused to leave. Another local politician who was also responsible and powerful enough to get things moving was too busy stacking wads of money in his freezer to be of any help. So what happened? President Bush steps in and amasses a heroic roof top rescue of 30,000 citizens who got marooned by the powerful storm and he gets no credit. While the local pundits had the resources and forewarning Bush had to assemble his task force from literally every corner of the country. Bureaucracy on a good day is slower than a snail on valium; Bush had his plan in action as soon as the storm passed.
Iraq; this was a clarion call for the peace nicks to unite against George Bush the tyrant. He was definitely wrong to invade; they had nothing to do with 9/11. Besides they didn’t even have weapons of mass destruction.
First off you tell that to the 60,000 people who died when Saddam unleashed chemical weapons on them. I’m sure there families will agree with you that 60,000 dead hardly constitutes the use of a WMD. And just how is it that Bush was so wrong but when Clinton, Rockefeller, Kerry and the rest of the world thought the same thing? Even the world’s largest body of ‘community organizers’, the U.N. was against Saddam Hussein and drafted 17 resolutions for him to essentially cease and desist. I guess they didn’t use enough bold type because Hussein with his mighty army just thumbed his nose at all of us. Now, just a few years later and look at who’s using their thumbs? The Iraqi people are voting peacefully and living better lives than anyone ever thought possible. 50 million Muslims have been freed from tyranny and oppression by one man’s stand and still that is not enough.
While our current president is off traveling the world apologizing for Americas sins and using every opportunity to shift any and all blame on his predecessor, George Bush remains quiet and supportive. There is another quote I cannot give credit to but I do know of a man to whom I can. George W. Bush.
One Man Awake
One man awake awakens another,
The second man wakens his next door neighbor,
And three awake can rouse the town,
and turn the whole place upside down.
And many awake can raise such a fuss,
That it finally awakens the rest of us.
One man up with dawn in his eyes – multiplies.