One fact that you certainly won't hear from Dick Cheney in his deceptive "national security" claims is that according to the National
Counterterrorism Center(NCTC) is that terrorism actually grew by fantastic percentages of growth worldwide during the Bush years from the previous Clinton years. Dick Cheney is making his administration into some sort of phony champion on the terrorism issue, while the terrorism problem worldwide, not just in Iraq, grew by huge numbers, especially during 2004 to 2005 period.
The fact of the matter if the Bush and Cheney anti-terrorism efforts really worked globally after 9/11, then why did the problem continue to only dramatically grow and worsen. Cheney wants Americans to center on the false perception of no more attacks on American soil since 9/11, when many regions of the world actually logged greatly increased and numerous incidents since 9/11 that only worsened and grew in many regions of the world. The fact is that there were actually logged 15 incidents of terrorism on American soil just between February 2004 and December 2008, including a fatal bombing incident at a Woodburn bank that I once before identified as an act of domestic terrorism here at Wizbang Blue.
The fact of the matter is that many incidents that are merely passed off as some crime story are actually taken seriously by the NCTC as incidents of domestic terrorism. A March 3, 2006 incident was blamed on an Islamic extremist that wounded nine in Chapel Hill, NC for example. Anarchists or environmental or other extremists have found responsible in some other incidents, while some other incidents are still under active investigation. But the fact of the matter is that it is just plain false if Dick Cheney wants you to believe that no acts of domestic terrorism took place since 9/11. Fortunately domestic acts of terrorism have mostly damaged property and not took too many lives, however 2 persons have been killed since 9/11 on American soil and 15 more wounded.
Mr. Cheney never made the United States nearly as safe as he would like to mislead many to believe. Mr. Cheney isn't dealing in facts here. It's pure political nonsense. Cheney would like you to believe that he was far more powerful and effective of a leader than he actually was. But like the fearsome Wizard Of Oz, it's all a show. The reality is about the worse that Cheney could do to you is to rap you with his cane or drive over your foot with his wheelchair.
Mr. Cheney received several educational draft deferments during the Vietnam War to avoid military service. Yet he talks like some tough super-soldier. There was a clear record of increased terrorist incidents both in the U.S. and globally. Yet Cheney brags of some success record that isn't supported by the facts. This Memorial day weekend is for the real soldiers. the real defenders of national security. Not the frauds like Cheney.
Part of Cheney's style is to act real self-confident and self-assured, even if it's complete nonsense that he's making up.