Thursday, September 11, 2008

September 11

It was seven years ago today that al Qaeda slaughtered 3,000 Americans when they sent the planes crashing into the World Trade Centers and the Pentagon. I'm not a betting man but if you had asked me back then what our chances were of getting hit with another Jihadist strike within a year I probably would have said it was more than 50%.

I would have guessed that the chances of another major terrorist attack within three years would have been close to 100%. I'm quite sure I'm not the only one who felt this way.

It has now been seven years and we have not had a major terrorist attack in our country. That's not because the terrorists haven't been trying. It is because we have a President who has stopped them.

Although most people seem to absolutely hate President Bush, I think he at least deserves credit for achieving what most of us thought impossible.

3 comments:

Alcamadus said...

It would be interesting to hear how many attacks were attempted on America.

Dennis said...

alcamadus,

On Fox and Friends this morning one of the leaders of the New York City Police Department (I think it was the Commissioner) said that there had been at least 6 major terrorist attemts against New York City alone since 9/11/2001.

Alcamadus said...

It's funny how America now puts its head in the sand and doesn't realize information like that, but freak out about the economy.