For anyone who thinks that the Bush Administration is not protecting this country should read a book titled, "The Terrorist Watch" - Inside the Desperate Race to Stop the Next Attack - by Ronald Kessler. I quote, "While legitimate criticism should be welcome, the critics appear to think that the enemy is our own government, not the Islamic murderers. With so many people--especially those in the media--saying America is on the wrong course and the government can not be trusted, one wonders why Americans are so gloomy. Did too many of us watch too much television when we were young, altering the brain's structure and causing a short attention span? How about not enough fat in our diets, reducding the serotonin levels? Or did some Americans smoke too much marijuana, causing depression?
All of the above may be the culprit, but one thing is certain: Americans are spoiled.
What are Americans so unhappy about? Is it because we have electricity and running water 24 hours a day? Could it be that 95% of us have a job? That we have the freedom of speech, press and religion enjoyed by few other countries in the world? Or that we see more food in any supermarket than Darfur has seen in a year?
"Fact is, we are the largest group of ungrateful, spoiled brats the world has ever seen," writes Craig Smith, a conservative columnist. "No wonder the world loves the U.S.A. but has a great didain for it's citizens. They see us for what we are--the most blessed people in the world who do nothing but complain about what we don't have and what we hate about the country instead of thankng the Lord that we live here."
What the critics do not appreciate is that America is in a war for it's survival when bin Laden and his followers declared war on the United States in his fatwa of 1998. Critics do not report that thousands of people are working for our security and that we owe a debt of gratitude to the brave public servants who devote their lives to finding the terrorists and stopping them.
I have no problem with free speech. It is too bad that so many of those speaking appear to have brain damage. Probably too much of a lack of attention span to read this book and most of my postings.
The President and his advisors have done a tremendous number of things right in this administration but he and many other leaders will not get much credit until later on in history. This book tells where credit for keeping us safe in our country from outside terrorists should be going and why and how. Yes, a lot of mistakes have been made but those of us who read history know that worse mistakes were made by the Allied Commanders in WW11 and certainly by Lyndon Johnson, John Kennedy and have we forgotten the mistakes of the Civil War commanders, a war that killed hundereds of thousands of our own people and took the country more than 50 year to partially recover. (I say partially because Charley Rangle and his ilk are still seeking "war reparations").
Probably will get them too, if socialist and populist charismatic Obama is elected.