Bush gave his weekly radio address this past Saturday wherein he sought to reassure his listeners that progress is being made in the world as a direct result of his descisions. The most noticeable amongst Bush’s quotes is “The world is safer today because, in Afghanistan, our broad coalition destroyed the training camps of terrorists and removed the brutal regime that sponsored terror. The world is safer today because we continue to hunt down al Qaeda and its terrorist allies, and have captured or killed nearly two-thirds of al Qaeda’s known leaders and key facilitators.”
However, on Friday, the U.S. State Department issued a new “Worldwide Travel Advisory” warning U.S. citizens that terrorist danger is afoot no matter where they go, and should be constantly in a state of high awareness.
Mr. Bush, if our world was indeed “safer” as you have expoused, then why is it that we, as U.S. citizens, are still being told that no matter where we go, we must watch for what may be lurking in the shadows? To what degree have you measured the supposedly improved safety of this world? Mr. Bush, this is merely a prime example of your knack of expressing clouded facts and half-truths. You are a disgrace to the integrity of the country you have led.