Sunday, September 11, 2011

Bush on bin Laden and on 9/11

USA Today published a wonderful article about how former-President Bush remembers the events of 10 years ago.

Asked if he believes those polices — including the USA Patriot Act, which widened government access to Americans' communications and records — prevented another attack, he said, "Yes, I do."

"Some of the tactics could have been different" in Iraq after Saddam Hussein was deposed, Bush said in an interview with USA TODAY. "Same with Afghanistan, same with the terrorist surveillance program" that eavesdropped on suspected terrorists' international communications.
So, the Patriot Act was good but the wars could have been handled differently?  It almost seems like he's  hedging on the invasion of Iraq, but quickly goes back to his old standard.
Still, he said, objective historians will conclude his policies "were necessary in order to protect the country."
The most discouraging thing for me is that Rick Perry seems to be pulling ahead in the GOP race for the nomination. I see Perry as another Bush, maybe a smarter and even more dangerous one.

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