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Published:July 3rd, 2008 18:38 EST
Mr. Bush,  Americans Aren't So Afraid Of Terrorism Any Longer

Mr. Bush, Americans Aren't So Afraid Of Terrorism Any Longer

By Robert Paul Reyes

"As Sens. John McCain and Barack Obama battle over who has the best approach to national security, a new CNN poll finds Americans` concerns about terrorism have hit an all-time low for the post-September 11 era.

Bush's War

According to a CNN/Opinion Research Corp. survey released Wednesday, 35 percent of Americans believe a terrorist attack somewhere in the United States is likely over the next several weeks.

The figure is the lowest in a CNN poll since the September 11, 2001, al Qaeda attacks, which killed nearly 3,000 people.

Between 2002 and 2006, summertime polls typically showed that a majority of Americans believed that a terrorist attack was likely. Last summer, that figure dropped to 41 percent. This summer, it dropped another 6 percentage points."

Quotation from CNN.Com

The horrific 9/11 attacks were almost eight years ago, and in the absence of any further attacks, it`s only natural that we have grown complacent.

But it`s also true that the foreign Islamic terrorists have been replaced by evildoers of the homegrown variety.

Why worry about foreign al Qaeda terrorists when there`s a gas station at every major intersection holding us up? When I fill-up my car I curse George Bush, Congress, Big Oil, OPEC -- none of them foreign terrorists.

It`s not Islamic Jihadists who prevent hard working middle class Americans from sleeping at night, it`s the domestic banks that are threatening to foreclose on their American dream.

It`s not international terrorism that makes my blood boil, it`s the HMO`s that charge high premiums and provide inadequate coverage that has my blood pressure about to explode.

It`s not a bin Laden voodoo doll that I`m sticking pins in, it`s one representing George Bush that I`m tormenting. Dubya has caused more harm to America in eight years than al Qaeda can wreak in a generation.

al Qaeda? I`m too busy figuring out which overdue bills to pay this month, to worry about them.