Anonymous asked in Politics & GovernmentPolitics · 1 decade ago

So Bush kept us safe?

September 11, 2001 attacks. As CNN noted, "On September 11, 2001, four U.S. planes hijacked by terrorists crashed into the World Trade Center, the Pentagon and a field in Pennsylvania killing nearly 3,000 people in a matter of hours."

2001 anthrax attacks. A March 2004 State Department report on "Significant Terrorist Incidents, 1961-2003" quotes then-Attorney General John Ashcroft saying of the letters containing anthrax mailed to various targets: "When people send anthrax through the mail to hurt people and invoke terror, it's a terrorist act." Five people were killed as a result of those letters in the autumn of 2001.

2001 shoe bomber attempted attack. In June 2008, then-Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff described Reid's December 2001 attempt "to blow up a trans-Atlantic plane with a shoe bomb" as an attempt to "carry out terrorist operations for Al-Qaeda."

2002 attack against El Al ticket counter at LAX. In July 2002, Hesham Mohamed Hadayet opened fire at an El Al Airlines ticket counter at Los Angeles International Airport killing two people and wounding four others before being shot dead. A 2004 Justice Department report stated that Hadayet's case had been "officially designated as an act of international terrorism."

2002 DC-area sniper. The state of Virginia indicted Washington, D.C.-area sniper John Allen Muhammad -- along with his accomplice, a minor at the time -- on "an act of terrorism" for one of the murders he committed during a three-week shooting spree across Maryland, Virginia, and Washington, D.C. Muhammad was convicted, sentenced to death, and subsequently executed for the crime.

2006 UNC SUV attack. In March 2006, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill graduate Mohammed Reza Taheri-azar drove an SUV into an area of campus, striking nine pedestrians. According to reports, Taheri-azar said he acted because he wanted to "avenge the deaths or murders of Muslims around the world." Taheri-azar also reportedly stated in a letter: "I was aiming to follow in the footsteps of one of my role models, Mohammad Atta, one of the 9/11/01 hijackers, who obtained a doctorate degree."

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    and lets not forget Ft Hood, , Christmas day bloomer, Waco, The USS Cole The first world trade center bombing etc,...!!!!! Oops libs let hypocrisy overrule common sense!!!!

  • 4 years ago

    "How do all of us understand that al Qaeda did no longer run out of money or concentration extra on Europe or no longer " and how does all of us quite understand that they've been in charge for 9/11? no longer something is concrete on that. i do no longer think each thing that the unfairness media says. and that i useful have not got faith lots that the crooked government says. Bush replaced into on television some weeks in the past patting himself on the back, and if reality be told asserting that he "stored the country secure". With that crap "there hasn't been yet another attack because of the fact 9/11" And his supporters basically ate that up. There could be many the explanation why there replaced into no longer yet another attack such as you have mentioned. If an attack have been to happen returned, they'll blame Obama for useful. besides the shown fact that that's no longer appropriate in charge Bush? provide me a smash. D@m hypocrites. the biggest's that Bush did no longer do something to make us "secure". we are nevertheless risky appropriate now. protection alerts are continually intense. all of us is working around in concern customary continually watching over their backs.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    We weren't at war with terrorists until after 9/11. Just like we weren't at war with Japan until Pearl Harbor. But once the war was engaged, Bush kept us safe.

    Anthrax letters were sent by an idiot in American.

    Criminal activity is not terrorism. That would mean all murder is terrorism, and that's insane. You mostly describe criminal activity by Americans. Why not include all people who shoot-up their work places.

    Only the shoe-bomber even comes close to an actual terrorist attack, and it failed. At least Bush had the balls to engage the enemy, and call it an actual war.

    Nice try though.

  • 1 decade ago

    Take the number of attacks you mention (6), and multiply that number by at least 3... and that is how bad it would've been under either President Al Gore or President John Kerry. Both men are spineless jelly fish, as was Bush's predecessor, Bill Clinton.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    When seven former CIA directors, both Republicans and Democrats, wrote Obama asking him to stop investigating and prosecuting the CIA that was a strong indication that your safety was no longer the highest priority.

    Why do you think Khalid Shek Mohammed is getting a public, civilian trial in New York? It will be an opportunity for his lawyers to put CIA interrogations and the Bush administration on trial.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    You don't get it do you?

    Under Bush, it's the War on Terror and all of those things are an integral part of war.

    Under Obama, it's incompetence to prevent terrorism.

    That's just the way it works sadly.

  • 1 decade ago

    Those are stupid examples. If someone such as the DC sniper, an american born citizen (who by the way was former military) decides to go haywire and kill there is nothing anyone could have done unless they had prior knowledge of the plan.

    I suppose you are for elimination of firearms for everyone? Well, until Obama gets around to changing the Contstitution that ain't gonna happen, thankfully

  • 1 decade ago

    It's easy. 2,998 US civilians were killed on US soil by terrorists on one day alone during the Bush administration. The death count for US civilians killed on US soil during the subsequent administration is zero. It's a no-brainer.

  • 1 decade ago

    Bush created "Security Theater" not actual security.

    America is the best armed country in the world and we own the most guns per capita. We are the richest country in every way.

    And we are the most frightened violent people on god's earth.

    Pretty sad outcome from the optimism of 100 years ago.

  • 1 decade ago

    Yeah like Bush or ANY OTHER President can be just like a fricking superhero and swoop down on EVERY country and do away with evil doers.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    So Bush is responsible for sniper attacks now? LOL I guess the barrel is getting pretty low.

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