In response to Sal Cassandro's Feb. 23 letter ("Remember the Eight Years of Ineffective Response to 9/11"): Yes, George W. Bush was in office for eight months when 9/11 happened in 2001.
However, the previous president, Bill Clinton, did nothing, I repeat, nothing in 1993 when the World Trade Center was hit with a truck in the basement and killed several people. Mr. Clinton did nothing. Then in 2000 the U.S.S. Cole was attacked, killing 17 sailors and again, Mr. Clinton did nothing.
So our enemies assumed that America was weak and would not respond to another attack, just like Bill Clinton.
What Mr. Cassandro does not understand is we, the United States of America, were not attacked in Mr. Bush's seven years after 9/11.
As Vice President Joe Biden said, we would be attacked in Barack Obama's first year, thus the underwear Christmas bomber.
I hope and pray that it is the only attack we will see in Mr. Obama's next seven years. But, please, don't blame George W. Bush for the next seven years. Mr. Bush did not blame Mr. Clinton for not keeping America safe.