With all having been said and printed, I believe that George W. Bush will go down in history with George Washington, Abraham Lincoln and FDR, as one of the few Presidents that saved the United States from obliteration.
Many will say that he failed the country because of the Economy Crisis, but even in that, eventually and if the truth can or will be told, he tried years ago to warn of the impending doom because of Fannie & Freddie–it’s all there but no one wants to work through it as it’s to popular to tear this man down and discredit him (perhaps that will be another article soon).
The Wall Street Journal this morning has the best article regarding President Bush’s victory and success in keeping us safe since 9/11–or as Dennis Miller says as he keeps track–2,673 days or 7 years & 117 days. However you’d like to count it, none of us or those that attack the President, would have ever thought on Sept. 10th, 2001 that we wouldn’t again be attacked on U.S. soil in the intervening years. We haven’t and it is the testament to Presidenty Bush’s courage and selfless love for this country, his country, our country, that made it so. So, even though these last days of his tenure are an economic nightmare, and many of us struggle–I am part of those as I was laid off on Dec. 29th because of the consumer/commercial electronics industry’s fall off–at the very least , we still have a great Country to have this economic debacle. Never forget that George Bush gave his all to ensure that the United States survived and continued it’s Grand Experiment.
Long after George W. Bush boards Marine One next Tuesday bound for Texas, the enduring image of his epochal eight years will be the September 20, 2001 evening a relatively new President stood before a nation traumatized and in mourning.
“We will direct every resource at our command — every means of diplomacy, every tool of intelligence, every instrument of law enforcement, every financial influence, and every necessary weapon of war — to the disruption and to the defeat of the global terror network,” Mr. Bush told a Joint Session of Congress. “I will not yield; I will not rest; I will not relent in waging this struggle for freedom and security for the American people.”
In that moment, he set the standard for the Bush Presidency: To protect Americans from another 9/11 and hit Islamist terrorists and their sponsors abroad. Whatever history’s ultimate judgment, Mr. Bush never did yield. Nearly all the significant battles of the Bush years — the Afghanistan and Iraq wars, Guantanamo and wiretapping, upheavals in the Middle East, America’s troubles with Europe — stemmed directly from his response to the attacks on the Twin Towers and the Pentagon that defined his Presidency.
By his own standard, Mr. Bush achieved the one big thing he and all Americans demanded of his Administration. Not a single man, woman or child has been killed by terrorists on U.S. soil since the morning of September 11. Al Qaeda was flushed from safe havens in Afghanistan, then Iraq, and its terrorist network put under siege around the world. All subsequent terror attacks hit soft targets and used primitive means. No one seriously predicted such an outcome at the time.
[See more at WSJ]
The world remains a very dangerous place. Yet thanks to Mr. Bush’s post-9/11 willingness to act decisively, and at the risk of his own popularity, Americans are safer today than on September 10, 2001.
Thank you, President Bush; May God Bless You
Crossposted: The Patriot Resistance