Presidential candidate Wesley Clark told the Concord Monitor today that if he were president there would be no successful terrorist attacks against the United States like 9/11.
“If I’m president of the United States, I’m going to take care of the American people,” Clark told the Concord Monitor for a story published Friday. “We are not going to have one of these incidents.”
Clark went one step further, also suggesting that the United States is invulnerable.
“Nothing is going to hurt this country not bioweapons, not a nuclear weapon, not a terrorist strike there is nothing that can hurt us if we stay united and move together and have a vision for moving to the future the right way.”
Clearly, Clark is trying to put blame for the 9/11 attacks on Bush. By stating that America is immune to attack, he hopes voters will reason that the only reason 9/11 occurred was because of the inadequacies of the Bush administration. Furthermore, he hopes to lessen support for the Iraq war through insinuating that Saddam was never a global threat.
To make this pathetic attempt to blame Bush for 9/11 stick, however, he has a lot of work to do. It’s pure political posturing by the Democratic candidate, and to even suggest a guarantee for no more terrorist attacks is ludicrous.
No one thought an attack like 9/11 was possible until it happened. That fateful Sept. day changed many things, and awoke the United States to the threat of terrorism after ignoring it for many years. Besides, the only reason the American people are safer now than before 9/11 is because of the security measures put into place by the Bush administration.
Wes, find another way to beat Bush in Nov. This one’s getting you nowhere. But because of the economy, this is apparently the best you can do.