Kurtz: “It’s much more likely that voters will judge President Bush on how he has handled terrorism since that day in 2001–and that includes the decision to invade Iraq and the violent mess now unfolding there. It’s easy to look back and point fingers about an event that no one expected. More telling is the war of choice against Saddam and the general performance on homeland security over the last 2-1/2 years.”
This is dead-on. And it’s exactly why I think everyday we focus on pre-Sept 11 is another day that the Bushies don’t get challenged on their more obvious weakpoints.