Political pollster Scott Rasmussen reported that 30 percent of likely voters feel less safe today than they did 10 years ago, while 50 percent feel safer.
Could that 30 percent of likely voters who feel less safe do me a favor and not vote next year?
Because obviously, their judgment is impaired.
Let us review. With the nearly unanimous consent of Congress, President Bush began the war in Afghanistan, deposed the Taliban, and sent Osama bin Laden into hiding.
Then, when just about everyone agreed there were weapons of mass destruction — including the late Robert C. Byrd — we went into Iraq, deposed Saddam Hussein, and established the first democracy in a Muslim nation in that part of the world.
Congress authorized that war, too, and the year after the war began, a young Senate candidate from Illinois went on "Meet The Press" and told the late Tim Russert that he supported President Bush's efforts in Iraq.
"There's not much of a difference between my position on Iraq and George Bush's position at this stage," Barack Obama said.
Of course, as a state legislator, he had voiced opposition to the war nearly two years earlier.
But it is a curious thing how we felt in July 2004 about Iraq and how we feel today.
Opponents of the war say well, Iraq had nothing to do with 9/11, as if 9/11 is the be-all and end-all of American and world security.
We are in a global war on terrorism and not a war of vengeance for 9/11.
Hussein exported terrorism to Israel, just as Iran now does.
I supported ousting him even though I never thought he had much in the way of weapons of mass destruction.
His violation of 16 resolutions by the United Nations demanded such action.