Tuesday, January 13, 2009

The Outgoing Administration's Terrorism Prevention Record

Although this narrative won't be found in most mainstream media accounts, Peter Brooks, a Heritage Foundation colleague of Niles Gardiner, offers up a similar assessment of the the soon-to-be ex-president's national security accomplishments:
It's not just by chance that there hasn't been another terrorist strike here at home since the 9/11 attacks at the World Trade Center, the Pentagon and in the skies over Pennsylvania - more than seven years ago now. While far from perfect in execution, the Bush administration pulled out the stops in fighting terror at home and abroad, which, prior to 9/11, had been considered by many to be little more than a law enforcement problem.
Since 2001, the government has thwarted a number of plots, including conspiracies to blow up airplanes and fuel farms, assault an army base, and attack Los Angeles and Chicago skyscrapers - and surely others.