America is not safer under George Bush

October 01, 2004

Dear Editor:

George Bush is telling the American people that he is strong on fighting terrorism. But is he really?

Terrorists are increasing - our war in Iraq has created more enemies of America. George Bush has alienated allies. American prestige has fallen drastically.

Providing security for our airlines, ports, trains, water supplies, etc. is underfunded. We're due to spend over $150 billion by the end of 2004 on the war in Iraq while neglecting the threats at home.

President Bush opposed the creation of the 9/11 commission. He wouldn't let his aides appear until political pressure intervened. Now he's refusing to adopt many of its recommendations.


This reminds me of a man whose home is broken into and he decides he must do something. So he opens all the doors and windows of his house and leaves the state to look for a bully he can beat up. Yes, he finds and beats up a bully, but does he protect his home and family from the criminal who broke into his house?

John Kerry has the intelligence, courage and strength to protect our country from its enemies. He also has the wisdom to reestablish good relations with our allies. He will not lose sight of the fact that it was Osama bin Laden and al-Qaida who destroyed part of our house and family. We need a president who will tell us the truth and lead us out of this misguided war.

Tena Messer


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