A terrorist attack is still the most urgent threat to the United States.

George W Bush’s last press conference was given today, and he warned that a terrorist attack is still the most urgent threat to the United States, and reflects upon his presidency.

  • RepublicanStones

    The most urgent threat to the United States is the poison dwarf still has a week at the helm.

  • Comrade Stalin

    I thought the right-wingers were all saying that the war on Iraq had been a success ? If so, why is the threat of terrorism unchanged ?

  • cut the bull

    The most urgent terrorist threat to the USA in the near future could come from home grown red neck terrorists who will never accept Barak Obama as president.

  • NCM

    The most urgent threat to the US is the looming death of the dollar and the sad fact that we don’t actually make much of anything here any more because it is cheaper to use foreign slave labor.

  • Rory Carr

    Well, now that at last any likliehood of Michael Jackson releasing a follow-up to Thriller has diminished, I am inclined to go somewhat with NCM as to the major threat currently facing the USA – “It’s the economy, stupid!”

  • Brian Walker

    How interesting that Bush when asked about what mistakes he’d made fastened on PR errors focused on himself rather than issues of substance:

    http://www.nytimes.com/2009/01/12/us/politics/12text-bush.html?_r=1

    On Iraq:

    “Clearly putting a “Mission Accomplished” on a aircraft carrier was a mistake. It sent the wrong message. We were trying to say something differently, but nevertheless, it conveyed a different message. Obviously, some of my rhetoric has been a mistake.”

    ..though he went on to talk about the impact of the surge.. Then on the devastation of New Orleans which had caught all levels of government napping in spite of repeated warnings and the gross inequalities and total lack of an intervention strategy Katrina exposed..

    “I’ve thought long and hard about Katrina — you know, could I have done something differently, like land Air Force One either in New Orleans or Baton Rouge. The problem with that and — is that law enforcement would have been pulled away from the mission. And then your questions, I suspect, would have been, how could you possibly have flown Air Force One into Baton Rouge, and police officers that were needed to expedite traffic out of New Orleans were taken off the task to look after you?”

  • darth rumsfeld

    history will be a lot kinder to Bush than many of the swivel eyed Spartists inhabiting slugger will like to admit. He’s never going to be seen a great president- like their other fave hate figure Reagan inconveniently became- but even on matters green the boy put more plans in motion than the buffoon who preceded him. Mind I’ll never forgive him for giving Uncle Don the bullet…

    And boy will they get depressed with Obama fast. Cos Mr Squeaky clean is going to be squared up to by some group pretty sharpish, and like Clinton he’ll end up trying to be a macho man by bombing an African aspirin factory or some similarly pugnacious foe. Or he’ll become an isolationist and an economy obsessed policy wonk like Carter.

  • Petr Tarasov

    “Or he’ll become an isolationist and an economy obsessed policy wonk like Carter. ”

    Lol most conservative americans were extremely isolationist prior to WW I/WWII

  • circles

    Keep casting Darth, you might even come up with something feasible if you try hard enough.
    But you were spot on with your assessment of Bush – he is never going to be seen as a great president.
    Indeed even Reagan’s star is waning after the crash. There’s a bleary eyed waking up going on now that the economic party he started has finally ended and everybody realises that while they were busy being busy they’ve had their pockets emptied and their houses pissed up aganst the wall.

  • RepublicanStones

    Maybe its time Gordon Gekko went for lunch in that case circles.

  • NCM

    RepublicanStones, Gordon Gekko got to eat our lunch and now gets to eat our cake and have it too. Obama and the Dems enable it because they are in bed with Wall Street. Oops.

  • NCM

    On the plus side, Americans are eating more raccoons these days.

    http://www.mcclatchydc.com/251/story/59566.html

    I’ve actually eaten squirrel before and it ain’t bad. Who says the economic meltdown can’t be delicious and nutritious?

  • 6cp

    History will show that George W Bush was right

    Bush brainier, more compassionate and much more formidable than his critics believed

    George W Bush’s 10 Best Moments

    Bush and China

  • J O’Donovan

    At least two Brits got their just desserts in Afghanistan today. Thank God for small mercies. No fear of draft dodger Bush being in theline of fire, though. If America suffers more “terrorist attacks”, they will be deserved. Just like 9-11, though they won’t STFU over them. At least, unlike the Israelis, they don’t go around scrounging for compo.

  • 6cp

    Sounds like O’Dovovan glories in death as much as Hamas. Such hateful comments should not appear on Slugger.

  • 6cp