The Democrats big lie.

May 27, 2008 by

zero-visibilityAsk any Democrat whether they think the war on terror has made our country any safer and the stock answer you will get from them is no. It is an article of faith of Democrats that the Bush administration has done nothing to enhance our security and that in fact mishandling has actually contributed to the number of terrorists who want to harm America. I have to question how anyone can think that our country is not any safer than it was before the war on terror. What facts do the Democrats have to support that belief? These are the facts that I have been able to collect that refute the Democrats big lie.

1988
February: Marine Corps Lt. Colonel Higgens, Chief of the U.N. Truce Force, was kidnapped and murdered by Hezbollah.

December: Pan Am flight 103 from London to New York was blown up over Scotland, killing 270 people, including 35 from Syracuse University and a number of American military personnel.

1991
November: American University in Beirut bombed.

1993
January: A Pakistani terrorist opened fire outside CIA headquarters, killing two agents and wounding three.

February: World Trade Center bombed, killing six and injuring more than 1,000.

1995
January: Operation Bojinka, Osama bin Laden’s plan to blow up 12 airliners over the Pacific Ocean, discovered.

November: Five Americans killed in attack on a U.S. Army office in Saudi Arabia.

1996
June: Truck bomb at Khobar Towers kills 19 American servicemen and injures 240.

June: Terrorist opens fire at top of Empire State Building, killing one.

1997
February: Palestinian opens fire at top of Empire State Building, killing one and wounding more than a dozen.

November: Terrorists murder four American oil company employees in Pakistan.

1998
January: U.S. Embassy in Peru bombed.

August: Simultaneous bomb attacks on U.S. Embassies in Kenya and Tanzania killed more than 300 people and injured over 5,000.

1999
October: Egypt Air flight 990 crashed off the coast of Massachusetts, killing 100 Americans among the more than 200 on board; the pilot yelled “Allahu Akbar!” as he steered the airplane into the ocean.

2000
October: A suicide boat exploded next to the U.S.S. Cole, killing 17 American sailors and injuring 39.

2001

September: Terrorists with four hijacked airplanes kill around 3,000 Americans in New York, Washington and Pennsylvania.

2002
October: Diplomat Laurence Foley murdered in Jordan, in an operation planned, directed and financed by Zarqawi in Iraq, perhaps with the complicity of Saddam’s government.

2003
May: Suicide bombers killed 10 Americans, and killed and wounded many others, at housing compounds for westerners in Saudi Arabia.

October: More bombings of United States housing compounds in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia killed 26 and injured 160.

2004
There were no successful attacks inside the United States or against American interests abroad.

2005
There were no successful attacks inside the United States or against American interests abroad.

2006
There were no successful attacks inside the United States or against American interests abroad.

2007
There were no successful attacks inside the United States or against American interests abroad.

2008
So far, there have been no successful attacks inside the United States or against American interests abroad.

Statistics show that the Bush administration has had remarkable success in making America a safer place, despite Democratic lies to the contrary. While Islamic terrorists continue to carry out successful attacks around the world, in England, Spain, Russia, Pakistan, Israel, Indonesia and elsewhere, no terrorist attacks have been successful in the United States for over four years. This success can be attributed to several things. The success of the war in Afghanistan, defeating the Taliban and depriving al Qaeda of its training grounds. NSA eavesdropping on international terrorist communications. President Bush’s skillful diplomacy in convincing other nations to take stronger actions against their own domestic terrorists. Even the Department of Homeland Security may not be as lame as one might think. There are many more contributing factors to the remarkable success of the Bush administration in defeating terrorism at home and abroad, but Democratic contributions are not among them. The Democrats were opposed to almost every initiative the Bush administration proposed to fight the war on terror. But despite the Democrats best efforts, our country is safer now than it was before September 2001. So the next time you hear a Democrat say our country is not safer now than it was four years ago, be sure to stand up and call them on their lie.

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