07/14/2004: Needing wider dissemination....
is Juan Cole's smackdown of the Chimpanzee in Chief's ridiculous assertions that his policies have made America safer. The whole article is worth reading, but the summary gives you a taste:
So, no, Americans are not safer, Mr. Bush. They face the threat of substantial narco-terrorism from Afghanistan. Iraq is a security nightmare that could well blow back on the American homeland. Pakistan remains a military dictatorship with a host of militant jihadi movements that had been fomented by the hardline Pakistani military intelligence. Saudi Arabia is witnessing increased al-Qaeda activity and attacks on Westerners. And the Israeli-Palestine dispute is being left to fester and poison the world.
These are not achievements to be proud of. This is a string of disasters. We are not safer. We face incredible danger because of the way the Bush administration has grossly mishandled the Middle East.
Len on 07.14.04 @ 01:01 PM CST