Bush administration is "failing the test of protecting the American people from the terrorist threat at home and abroad."
Three years after 9/11, American Progress' report card
"Failing Grades," judges the Bush administration deserves a "C-" for its
prosecution of the war against terrorism, a "D" for its use of the
military, and a long stay in detention for its disastrous field trip to
Iraq. The Bush administration's key moments of failure in these three
subjects were, respectively, failing to secure Afghanistan or apprehend
Osama bin Laden, stretching the military thin by embarking on a war of
choice before Afghanistan was secure and, finally, misleading the American
people and rushing to Iraq on false pretenses without international
support. All in all, the report concludes the Bush administration is
"failing the test of protecting the American people from the terrorist
threat at home and abroad."