After 9/11, all the pundits, journalists, and politicians agreed that the United States would suffer more deadly attacks at the hands of Islamic terrorists. Tomorrow when he turns the most difficult job in the world over to President-elect Obama, President Bush will have done what was thought impossible, kept the United States safe from attack for over seven years.
Many other countries can't point to the same accomplishment. The list of countries whose citizens were murdered and maimed by Islamic terrorists since 9/11 is long and tragic. These are just a few of the many: the UK, 52 dead, over 700 injured; Spain, 191 dead, 1,755 injured; Bali, Indonesia, 202 killed, 209 injured; Moscow, 120 hostages killed; Istanbul, 26 killed, 22 injured; Beslan school, Russia, 330 dead; Mumbai, India, 165 dead, over 300 injured.
In 2003 and 2004 alone there were several deadly attacks in Russia, Saudi Arabia, Indonesia, and The Philippines, and in many other lands, but none in the United States.