Was waterboarding over the top?
By Tony Blankley
The Washington Times
WASHINGTON — "President Bush kept us safe from further terrorist attacks." Few presidential claims have been less persuasive to the public than that. Yet after Sept. 11, 2001, most Americans thought it was "not a question of if, but when." We would have been grateful if we had known at the time that there would be no further attacks while Mr. Bush was president.
However, as time passed, fewer and fewer believed that Mr. Bush's specific judgments and actions were keeping us safe. Most probably assumed our deliverance from a second attack on our soil was attributable to some combination of blind luck and the vigilant work of thousands of our security workers. Of course, without both of those factors, we would not have avoided danger so far.
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