This from that Republican house organ, the Wall Street Journal?? "Here are some results so far: The Dow Jones Industrial Average has declined by nearly 2000 points since he took office; unemployment has risen to 5.7% from 4.2%. In the six quarters of the Bush presidency, growth of gross domestic product has averaged 1.1%, down from 3.6% in the last six quarters of the Clinton presidency. In the Journal/NBC poll, only 38% of Americans believe the country is safer than a year ago." Sorry, I can't give a link, because the WSJ is subscription only; I got the quote from ABC's Sept. 11 edition of The Note. The Note, by the way, is a daily newsletter from the political unit of ABC News; if you're a junkie like I am, it's fun. Lots of links, sarcasm and irreverent attitude.
This is an interesting portrait of Washington at war; it doesn't quite feel like war, the reporter says. One thing that's different from Washington at war after Pearl Harbor: no serious Congressional or blue-ribbon panel has yet undertaken an investigation to discover all the details of the tragedy.
"The motive, clearly, is hatred..." That's one of the points made in this retrospective op/ed by Bernard Lewis; he's a Princeton Near Eastern studies scholar, sometimes respected, sometimes reviled.Posted by Linkmeister at September 12, 2002 03:28 PM