If global terrorism has increased under Bush’s watch, how exactly did he keep us safe? Just because there hasn’t been another major terrorist attack doesn’t mean there won’t be one, and Bush’s will leave behind a world with far more terrorism than there was when he took office. Even if a major terrorist attack occurs under the Obama administration, the roots of such an attack will be in the growth of global terrorism that occurred under Bush.
So we haven’t been attacked, but the likelihood we will be attacked is higher than ever. If this is the best thing George W. Bush and his supporters can take away from the past eight years, he truly has left us all with a legacy of ashes.