This evening President Bush will give a farewell address to the nation in which he will undoubtedly claim that thanks to his national security policies America has not been hit by a terrorist attack since 9/11. But while our law enforcement agencies and military work to protect Americans from attack, President Bush leaves behind a legacy of failure. The Bush Administration has succeeded in overinflating the terrorist threat at home and utterly discrediting it abroad.
Today the National Security Network released a new video Crisis in Confidence: The Politics and Policy of the Petraeus Report in which frank assessments of the Bush Administration's flawed Iraq strategy are offered by leading experts such as Richard Clarke, Jon Alterman, and Mara Rudman.
National Security Network president Rand Beers issued a statement today regarding the release of a National Intelligence Estimate showing that the American occupation in Iraq has spawned a new generation of Islamic radicalism.