I personally dislike the hate and venom directed at President George Bush. He has my heartfelt gratitude and appreciation for his involvement in thwarting the plan by terrorists to explode airplanes.
My daughter and son-in-law live in London. They had reservations to fly from London to New York on Aug. 16 - D-Day, as named by the terrorists. I can only imagine the pain and suffering of our family had my children died in an attack. Thank you, President Bush and all others involved in the prevention of this tragedy.
I understand listening in on phone calls and other communications helped them to learn about the plot. It's amazing why in a time of war people worry more about their privacy than their safety. I do not mind any monitoring of my phone calls. The person listening would be bored to death at my discussions with my children about grandchildren's activities.
I was a child during World War II, yet I still remember the unity, patriotism and the desire to win the war by the American people. I would hope today we could stop the polarization, demagoguery, partisan politics and hate. We need to stand behind our President in unity, with the goal of winning the war. The terrorists are our enemy, not President Bush.