Wednesday, August 16

IS AMERICA SAFER?

President Bush said yesterday that, "America is safer than it has been. But it's not yet safe." Bill Clinton responded:

Mr Clinton, who generally refrains from criticising Mr Bush by name, said Republicans have been "trying to play politics" with the London arrests. "They seem to be anxious to tie it to al-Qaeda," he told America's ABC News. "If that's true, how come we've got seven times as many troops in Iraq as in Afghanistan?"

Hardball aired a clip from a Tony Snow show (otherwise known as a press gaggle), where Tony responded to Clinton's comments by saying, "He doesn't know what we're doing." Tony added, we're not publicizing what we're doing.

That riposte didn't exactly address Clinton's point. Clinton made a factual statement. Snow didn't, couldn't, refute it.

The fact is, Bush and his Congressional Republicans have opposed implementation of the 9/11 Commission's recommendations. They've favored tax cuts and an expensive adventure in non-threatening Iraq over providing better security for our people, then whined that we had no money with which to protect our nation. How any voter can approve their leadership is absolutely beyond me.

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2 Comments:

Blogger Andrew said...

Gosh, the Bush administration wouldn't have a history of twisting events to fit their own agenda, would they?
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