Bush 7, Terrorists 0
By: Ann Coulter
FrontPageMagazine.com | Thursday, September 11, 2008
Morose that there hasn't been another terrorist attack on American soil
for seven long years, liberals were ecstatic when Hurricane Gustav was
headed toward New Orleans during the Republican National Convention
last week. The networks gave the hurricane plenty of breaking-news
coverage -- but unfortunately it was Hurricane Katrina from 2005 they
On Keith Olbermann's Aug. 29 show on MSNBC,
Michael Moore said the possibility of a Category 3 hurricane hitting
the United States "is proof that there is a God in heaven." Olbermann
responded: "A supremely good point."
Actually, Olbermann said
that a few minutes later to some other idiotic point Moore had made,
but that's how Moore would have edited the interview for one of his
"documentaries," so I will, too. I would only add that Michael Moore's
morbid obesity is proof that there is a Buddha.
Hurricane Gustav came and went without a hitch. What a difference a Republican governor makes!
many have pointed out, the reason elected officials tend to neglect
infrastructure project issues, like reinforcing levees in New Orleans
and bridges in Minneapolis, is that there's no glory when a bridge
doesn't collapse. There are no round-the-clock news specials when the
levees hold. You can't even name an overpass retrofitting project after
yourself -- it just looks too silly. But everyone's taxes go up to pay
for the reinforcements.
Preventing another terrorist attack is
like that. There is no media coverage when another 9/11 doesn't happen.
We can thank God that President George Bush didn't care about doing the
safe thing for himself; he cared about keeping Americans safe. And he
has, for seven years.
If Bush's only concern were about his
approval ratings, like a certain impeached president I could name, he
would not have fought for the Patriot Act and the war in Iraq. He would
not have resisted the howling ninnies demanding that we withdraw from
Iraq, year after year. By liberals' own standard, Bush's war on
terrorism has been a smashing, unimaginable success.
A year after the 9/11 attack, The New York Times'
Frank Rich was carping about Bush's national security plans, saying we
could judge Bush's war on terror by whether there was a major al-Qaida
attack in 2003, which -- according to Rich -- would have been on
al-Qaida's normal schedule.
Rich wrote: "Since major al-Qaida
attacks are planned well in advance and have historically been
separated by intervals of 12 to 24 months, we will find out how much
we've been distracted soon enough." ("Never Forget What?" New York
Times, Sept. 14, 2002.)
There wasn't a major al-Qaida attack in
2003. Nor in 2004, 2005, 2006 or 2007. Manifestly, liberals thought
there would be: They announced a standard of success that they expected
Bush to fail.
As Bush has said, we have to be right 100 percent
of the time, the terrorists only have to be right one time. Bush has
been right 100 percent of the time for seven years -- so much so that
Americans have completely forgotten about the threat of Islamic
For his thanks, President Bush has been the target of
almost unimaginable calumnies -- the sort of invective liberals usually
reserve for seniors who don't separate their recyclables properly.
Compared to liberals' anger at Bush, there has always been something
vaguely impersonal about their "anger" toward the terrorists.
my count, roughly one in four books in print in the world at this very
moment have the words "Bush" and "Lie" in their title. Barnes &
Noble has been forced to add an "I Hate Bush" section. I don't believe
there are as many anti-Hitler books.
Despite the fact that
Hitler brought "change," promoted clean, energy-efficient mass transit
by making the trains run on time, supported abortion for the non-master
races, vastly expanded the power of the national government and was
uniformly adored by college students and their professors, I gather
that liberals don't like Hitler because they're constantly comparing
him to Bush.
The ferocity of the left's attacks on Bush even scared many of his conservative allies into turning on him over the war in Iraq.
Bush is Gary Cooper in the classic western "High Noon." The sheriff is
about to leave office when a marauding gang is coming to town. He could
leave, but he waits to face the killers as all his friends and all the
townspeople, who supported him during his years of keeping them safe,
slowly abandon him. In the end, he walks alone to meet the killers,
because someone has to.
That's Bush. Name one other person in Washington who would be willing to stand alone if he had to, because someone had to.
there is one, but she's not in Washington yet. Appropriately, at the
end of "High Noon," Cooper is surrounded by the last two highwaymen
when, suddenly, his wife (Grace Kelly) appears out of nowhere and blows
away one of the killers! The aging sheriff is saved by a beautiful,
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