Below is commentary written by the former head of counterterrorism at the National Security Council for the Bush administration and some links to more information.
Bush legacy: Setting a standard in fear-mongering article published last week in The Philadelphia Inquirer:
By Richard A. Clarke
When I left the Bush administration in 2003, it was clear to me that its strategy for defeating terrorism was leaving our nation more vulnerable and our people in a perilous place. Not only did its policies misappropriate resources, weaken the moral standing of America, and threaten long-standing legal and constitutional provisions, but the president also employed misleading and reckless rhetoric to perpetuate his agenda.
This week’s State of the Union proved nothing has changed.