Re: Bunnypants Bush explains slow response to 9-11
posted at 7/29/2011 8:15 AM EDT
Thats what he did.
12, are you claiming that Bush did not handle 9-11 correctly? I thought all was good until Iraq.
Even dems all agreed that afghanistan was the right action. Even the current pres agrees.
Do you recall Bush's approval after 9-11? Thru the roof. And the "we hear you" comment was one of the most presidential things I have seen.
Up there with "tear down that wall". Or "it depends on what the definition of is, is".
Your revisionist history games will not work on this one.
If you want to start a thread criticizing Bush for Iraq, go right ahead. It will be redundant however.
Otherwise, Bush was masterful in how he handled 9-11.
Yet for all the concerns, difficulties and doubts, resilience and fundamental optimism underscore public views. Americans give enormously positive ratings to the way the nation has responded to the attacks, reserving their highest marks — virtually unanimous ones — for the armed services and the people of New York City. Eight in 10 are optimistic about the country's future, and even more express optimism for their personal prospects.
People clearly are healing. The number who report being depressed recently about the threat of terrorism has plummeted from 71 percent in a poll last Sept. 17 to 12 percent now. Sleeplessness is down from 33 percent then to four percent now.
High-level fears of more attacks (those who express a "great deal" of concern) are down by 27 points since the night of last Sept. 11. Fear of flying because of the chance of terrorism declined sharply after the initial shock. And most of those who see a change in the nation, or in their own lives, say that change has been for the better.
Two changes stand out, one very public, the other intensely private. Seven in 10 adults call themselves "extremely" proud to be Americans — well up from pre-9/11 levels. And many are showing it publicly: A full year after the attacks galvanized national sentiment, 68 percent say they're still displaying the flag on a daily basis.
And today we have more than half of dems claiming Bush knew of the attacks ahead of time.
No wonder we are being torn apart.