Let’s see…in his latest ad Bush says that electing Kerry will put America in danger of a terrorist attack because “weakness attracts those who are waiting to do America harm.” (from the NY Times)

OK, let’s recap. In 228 years there’ve been 2 terrorist attacks on the United States, both at the world trade center. There’ve been 43 presidents, including this one, and two of those have been in office during a terrorist attack. To me, this means that Bush is, at best, tied for last. Hardly something to be proud of.

Also, many have argued that it’s only through Bush’s leadership and determination that the United States hasn’t been attacked by terrorists again in the last 3 years. For another example of this kind of logic, I offer you the following Simpsons script:

Homer: “Not a bear in sight. The Bear Patrol must be working like a charm.”
Lisa: “That’s specious reasoning, Dad.”
Homer: “Thank you, dear.”
Lisa: “By your logic I could claim that this rock keeps tigers away.”
Homer: “Oh, how does it work?”
Lisa: “It doesn’t work.”
Homer: “Uh-huh.”
Lisa: “It’s just a stupid rock.”
Homer: “Uh-huh.”
Lisa: “But I don’t see any tigers around, do you?”
Homer: “Lisa, I want to buy your rock.”

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