Yeah creating a newer stronger breeding ground for Al-Qaeda is a great way to protect America, we can definitely thank the administration for that.What qualifications did W have before taking office that would make him any stronger a candidate for Commander-in-Chief than John Kerry? Protecting Corpus Christi from Vietnamese invaders?He learned on the job because he had to, we were attacked on his watch. Also, the "growning threats" are not coming from Iran, they are coming from terrorists like these. Please point out to me where Iran is mentioned in this article, I must have missed it.