There’s a good debate going on in the Freethought forums on the US election which is definitely worth checking out. A big Bush fan (and I still can’t, for the life of me, figure out why this guy is so popular among his devout supporters) says that Bush is ahead of his time since he’s been able to adjust to the post-9/11 world.
My opinion is basically that the opposite is true. Bush sent troops into Iraq despite the fact that Saddam had no connections to Al Quaeda whatsoever. He’s undergoing a costly missile defense shield which likely won’t work when we know terrorists will not be using intercontinental missiles to attack the US. If anything the heaps of money poured into Iraq and Star Wars should be spent on security, intelligence, border security and strikes against known terrorist groups. Airplane bombs, ships of explosives being sailed into ports, bio-weapons in a subway system, suitcase bombs…these are where the threats of the future will come from. Not from Iraq or intercontinental missiles.