I grew very tired during last year's campaign season of defenders of George W. Bush insisting that we all give the outgoing adminsitration "credit for keeping us safe from terrorist attacks in the U.S. for more than seven years."
The insistence that Bush kept us safe depends on giving him a mulligan for the attacks that killed nearly 3,000 people in the United States on the morning of Sept. 11 in his first year in office.
If we say yes, though, are we prepared, tomorrow at 7:46 a.m. Chicago time, if the moment passes without a domestic attack, to say that President Obama kept us safer longer than George W. Bush?
Thursday, September 10, 2009
Eric Zorn - "He Kept Us Safe"
A few quotes from Eric Zorn's Editorial in the Chicago Tribune - taken out of order.