Letter From Jack Azevedo

Re: The War on Terror

The only difference between George W. Bush’s “Mission Accomplished” moment on the aircraft carrier and Barack Obama’s at “Ground Zero” on Thursday, is the contrasting coverage by the media and in the minds of political partisans. Both presidents were successful in capturing/killing ruthless men.

Contrary to allegations that the Bush administration was an abject failure; the Homeland Security Program, Patriot Act and the detention center at Guantanamo Bay that he established are all still being used every day, in our war against terrorism. It’s not about who gets the credit but, how we protect the world from radical fanatics.