I See, Said the Blind Man

--- In 2002, officials disrupted a plot by Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, the suspected mastermind of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks, to crash hijacked airplanes into targets on the U.S. West Coast.
--- In mid-2004, officials discovered a plan to bomb urban targets in the United Kingdom.
--- After a plan to blow up tall buildings in the U.S. was disrupted, Khalid Sheikh Mohammed said he directed his operatives to attack the buildings because they were too tall for victims to jump out of, ensuring they would die by smoke inhalation.
--- In his speech, Bush said Mohammed and a terrorist named Yazid provided vital information on al-Qaida's efforts to obtain biological weapons that allowed officials to capture two other terrorists involved in producing anthrax for al-Qaida.
--- Terrorists involved in a well-advanced plot to attack targets in Karachi, Pakistan, were detained in the spring of 2003.
--- A plan to use hijacked commercial airplanes to attack London's Heathrow Airport was disrupted in 2003.
--- A plot to attack ships in the Persian Gulf was foiled in late 2002 and early 2003.
--- One of the plotters involved in the plan to attack ships in the Gulf was also part of a foiled plot to attack ships in the Strait of Hormuz.
--- In early 2004, a captured al-Qaida facilitator revealed a plan to send suicide truck bombers into Camp Lemonier, a Marine Corps base in the African nation of Djibouti. This information caused security at the base to be enhanced. -

We haven’t been attacked in 5 years. Our allies are deeply involved in international efforts to combat global terrorism. Thousands of terrorists are imprisoned thanks in large part to the US, our foreign policy and our allies underlying and unspoken help; not to mention US forces. Al Qaeda leadership is on the run, if not dead, and those who are fighting in Iraq are being killed by the hundreds. We are no longer thought of as weak in our enemies’ minds. Saddam Hussein, one of the world’s worst dictators in history, is in prison awaiting execution. Our Intel services are stopping untold numbers of attacks and are finally being funded and given clearance to fight the “secret” wars necessary for our national security. After Clinton failed on Iran, allowed North Korea to build nuclear weapons, did nothing relevant in the Middle East and allowed Al Qaeda to attack America over and over while building in strength… I have to say, a lot has been done. Now let’s hurry up in Iraq and move on with fighting this unappeasable reality.