I thought we were fighting them in Iraq so we didn't have to fight them over here. Today's news shows how ineffective Bush's catastrophic foreign policy has been. I felt that we should have gone into Afghanistan, but after that we really needed to strengthen our Homeland Security. When Bush decided to attack Iraq, it weakened what we could do to secure ourselves.
ABC has a timeline. Read some of the comments for fun.
Bush says he has given "our officials the tools they need to protect our people." Oh, really?
Emailer: Check out the failing grades they got on the 9/11 Commission's report card. Transportation Security starts on page 15, and it's really clear. Here's a quick report card if you don't care to read. Let's look at the voting of Republicans on Border Security. This tells us that the DHS has mishandled all those new contracts. The British are foiling plots and our immediate solution is stopping our citizens from taking bottled water on planes. Why are we safer with Republicans in office again?
As Alternet says: Al Qaeda loves the Republicans
President Bush just said the events in London are "a stark reminder that this nation is at war with Islamic fascists." Also a pretty stark reminder that President Bush's War on Terror, the way he's chosen to fight it, is at best irrelevant to combatting this sort of danger. These are homegrown Brits apparently trying to blow up planes over the Atlantic. Good thing we've got a 150,000 or so troops in Iraq to take the fight to them.
But as far as we know, the plotters in the UK were homegrown — all were British citizens. Taking the offense in this war — by which the administration means using military force — is worse then useless. For who are you going to bomb? Safe houses in High Wycombe or Birmingham?
What appears to have cracked this case is not a war strategy or military offensive, but good intelligence, skilled detective work, and months of careful surveillance — the kind of traditional law enforcement strategies and defensive measures that Bush and his administration have always shunned....read on
Weeks before September 11th, this is going to play big," said another White House official, who also spoke on condition of not being named, adding that some Democratic candidates won't "look as appealing" under the circumstances. - AFP, August 11, 2006...read on