Just in Time

Liberty4ever has a short memory, stating, “I think it’s more relevant to say there wasn’t another terrorist attack during any presidency prior to the Bush administration.” (Web Comments, Jan. 28)

In addition to attacks by homegrown terrorists, the first attack on the Twin Towers was also directed by Al Qaeda. Since this did not create the catastrophic effects Osama bin Laden desired, he arranged the second, more devastating attack. In the interim, our government did not do enough to prevent it nor did it respond appropriately even though we knew who planned it. Moreover, Al Qaeda has not been attempting to commit terrorist attacks until relatively recently.

Many attempts at more terrorist attacks were made during Bush’s presidency, and all of them were caught in time.

Irving S. Rosenfeld

James Island