Contrary to what the multinationalist want us to believe, the oath the POTUS takes is to preserve protect and defend the constitution of the US against all enemies . . .
While there are strong arguments that support why this should be changed, it is our existing law of the land - we look out after ourselves and our interest. Leaders of other countries should do the same.
NOBODY would have sat on 9/12/01 and bet that the US would go 3 years without another major terrorist attack. GWB has shown that the best defense is a strong offense. We've disrupted terrorist plots around the world. We captured and interrogated countless of these POS
. We made it harder than ever to conduct corrdinated terrorist acts on our soil or against our interest.
However, there is still tremendous work to be done. Far too much unscreened cargo still travels in the holds of commerical airliners - some day, that will catch up with us. Far too many illegal immigrants get into the US. Far too many US visitors are unaccounted for.
If winning the war on terror means that there will never be another attack on US soil - then we've lost because the terrorist will always be able to convince some smuck to walk into a mall, a church, a school, an airport and blow themselves up. But if the war on terror is judged by our ability to defend the US homeland against coordinated attacks against our interest - we'll win.
We can't be everywhere at all times. We can make it harder. Remember, we live in a society where even the most guilty of criminals are entitled to countless protections - balancing the constitutional protections with the very basic needs for security is not an easy act to undertake. Will it take us more than 3 years to do it. Of course.
Remember, the object of terrorism is to cause terror. Who here feels scared as they walk down the street? I know I don't.