Bush: Tough On Terror???
As low as Bush’s polls have sunk, the American public still gives him somewhat high ratings for “protecting” us from terror. WTF?!?!?!
Then again, 50% of Americans still believe Saddam Hussein had Weapons of Mass Destruction right up until our 2003 invasion. And that percentage is UP from 36% last year! (Insert snide comment about IQs and education levels here _____________________.)
That legendary “Liberal Media” needs to spend less time on athletes using steroids, and Mel Gibson's latest blubberings, and more time on stories like this.
This story is now being covered by the mainstream media, but only because alternative news sources and bloggers have been hammering away at it for several days. Bush wanted to slash $6 million from funds for developing explosives detection technology. Hey Whiskeybreath, this technology is what we need for catching terrorists and hijackers. Heellllooooo!!!!!
Sure it’s fun to spout off slogans like “Wanted dead or alive” and “Bring ‘Em On” and “Fighting them over there so we don’t have to fight them over here.” But along with all the spinning and soundbiting, there’s actually some work involved.
The Homeland Security Dept. has also failed to spend $200 million in research and development funds from past years. This money was finally rescinded by lawmakers. The department was also slow to start testing a new liquid explosives detector that the Japanese provided to the United States earlier this year. Anybody home?????
This recent terror plot uncovered in London — which Bush and Cheney have been squeezing for every last drop of PR — would have involved liquid explosives. Japanese airports are already using these liquid explosive detectors.
We aren’t gonna protect ourselves from terror attacks by invading other countries and Swiftboating everyone who disagrees with Bush’s foreign policy. It’s time to put away the soundbites and start working more effectively.