Whenever I hear people exclaim: “at least George Bush has kept us safe from the terrorists” I can’t help but wonder: Do they remember who our president was on Sept. 11, 2001? I think the Bush administration has not taken enough of the blame for ignoring the repeated warnings by Richard Clarke and the intelligence community that Osama bin Laden was planning an attack inside the United States.
Despite their total failure to prevent the horrific attacks of that day, Republicans continue to claim that theirs is the party that will “keep us safe” and warn us that if a Democrat is elected we might get “hit again.” I find such fear tactics objectionable, even a little amusing, in light of the fact that the worst attack in the history of our country occurred on “their watch.”
The assertion that the Democratic Party is weak on national security is just another myth perpetrated by Republicans meant to frighten the American people. It has no basis in fact.