Another day, another Bush speech… Maybe it’s just me, but there is something very, very sad about this display of desperation from Bush with his series of daily speeches.
In his speech in Atlanta, Bush said, “Over the past five years, we have waged an unprecedented campaign against terror at home and abroad. And that campaign has succeeded in protecting the homeland.” He said many Americans ask whether the country has become safer since the Sept. 11 attacks.
Bush’s latest empty rhetoric speech today, was part strategy to boost the GOP in the polls and part to urge Congress to approve his domestic spying program. John Kerry issued the following response to Bush’s speech:
“President Bush’s claims about progress in the War on Terror ring as hollow as Vice President Cheney’s rosy predictions in Iraq.
On the very day the president said we’re on the offensive against terrorists in Afghanistan, the NATO commander said the opposite is true and made a desperate plea for more troops to stop a major Taliban offensive.
No speech changes the fact that five years after 9/11, Osama bin Laden is still free and al Qaeda is open for business, but the CIA unit in charge of hunting down bin Laden has been closed.
No rhetoric about confronting state sponsors of terror changes the fact that nothing has happened to stop Iran from arming Hezbollah.
Five years after 9/11, this Administration only has a strategy to win the mid term elections when America needs a strategy to win the War on Terror.”
A new CBS News/New York Times poll released shows that the many Americans “Feel Less Safe.” Bush should stop giving broken record speeches and pay more attention to the polls.