Bush, Congress Get Failing Grades on Defense


President Bush, 10/18/04:

“Winning the war on terror requires more than tough-sounding words repeated in the election season. America needs clear, moral purpose and leaders who will not waver, especially in the tough times. … Unlike my opponent, I understand the struggle America faces and I have a strategy to win. Our first duty in the war on terror is to protect the homeland.”


9/11 Commission report card, 9/14/05:

Read the full report here.