The anniversary of 9/11

September 6, 2006

It is a little sad that the US has comprehensively and thoroughly dissipated all the goodwill towards the country in the aftermath of the 9/11 attacks. And exactly what has the Bush administration achieved since then in the much-hyped war on terror?

  • Osama bin Laden is still at large
  • The price of oil has shot through the roof, which means Saudi Arabia has mountains of cash to fund terrorism
  • The threat of Mohammedan terrorism has reached alarming levels all over the world
  • The American invasions of Afghanistan and Iraq have bogged down seriously
  • Israel has had its image of invincibility dented
  • Iran, flush from its success in supporting Hizbollah, is thumbing its nose at the US
  • America’s image has taken a beating all over the world
  • The Pakistanis are in the thick of every terrorism operation in the world, and yet George Bush will only give the ISI a slap on the wrist

The only thing that is a concrete achievement is the removal of Saddam Hussein, which isn’t that big a deal, really.

The question, then, is exactly what has been achieved by George Bush:

  • Lots of oil contracts have gone to cronies
  • Iraq’s vast oil deposits are (well, sort of) in American hands
  • Air travel has become a major hassle with all the safety checks
  • Intrusive violations of privacy have become more commonplace
  • A Mohammedan propaganda counter-offensive has forced yet more — and absurd — appeasement down the throats of Americans (see the latest where a Ypsilanti, MI swimming pool now allows Mohammedan women to enter the pool fully dressed in street clothes
  • The  Republicans are in danger of  losing both houses (See the Economist at http://www.economist.com/world/na/displaystory.cfm?story_id=7854412&fsrc=nwlgafree)

Not a pretty picture, is it?

And to go back to the Reagan question: “Are you better off today than you were five years ago?” or the more appropriate one, “Do you feel safer today than you were five years ago?”, I suspect the answer will be a qualified “No”.

Not exactly a sterling picture of achievement, is it?

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2 Responses to “The anniversary of 9/11”

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