Tuesday, November 02, 2004

The Dog that Did Not Bark

Here we are on election day 2004, fully 3 years since a beautiful morning was pierced by tragedy on September 11, 2001. What horrors did al Qaeda visit on our shores during the last 3+ years? None -- not a one -- and not for lack of trying. We've captured or killied, mostly killed, a percentage of al Qaeda's leadership one-and-one-half times greater than that needed to win this election -- 75%. Who do we have to thank for that? The man from Crawford. If this man is bounced out of office today it will be the most thankless act committed by an electorate since the defeat of Chruchill on the heels of his winning WWII -- an equally shameful display of ingratitude to a man who carried an entire nation on his back. If Kerry wins, I fear for the next four years, but assure myself I will not be in Washington or New York when it happens next time. The exits don't look good, but then they are skewed (59-41 women), just like everything in this country is skewed these days. It's not over yet, and when it ends we will not go away . . . no matter the result.