NYers Less Concerned About Terrorism
Andrew "Skip" March writes the following on poll results on NYers views on US security:
On a related note, a recent NY Times/CBS News poll revealed that two thirds of NYC resident are still "very concerned" about a terrorist attack in their city, slightly reduced from 5 years ago, while overall 22% of Americans are "very concerned", down from 39% during the same period.
What is remarkable is that these numbers are as low as they are. Democrats claim that we are less secure and that the Bush Administration has failed in protecting us. Frankly, I believe that we should all be very concerned about a terrorist attack in our respective areas because of what these terrorists are capable of doing, but not because of the Bush Administration's failures in the war on terror. In fact the Bush Administration has been remarkably successful and may be suffering politically from its successes as people get back to their normal lives. This has facilitated Democrats' efforts and apparent success to isolate the war in Iraq from the war on terror...another distortion by Dems.
If recent events regarding Lebanon, Gaza and Israel don't remind us of how important Iraq is, I'm not quite sure what will.
Neal Phenes adds: Watch the concern increase as the ACLU, "liberal judges" and a potential Dem ascendancy to Congress provide their safety measures.