All indictions to date are that he's not very serious at all serious. After 9/11, Dubbyuh went all cowboy sheriff and made alot of noise about wanting Osama bin Laden <a href=http://archives.cnn.com/2001/US/09/17/bush.powell.terrorism/>"...Dead or Alive..."</a>. Just a few months later, in March of 2002, Dubbyuh flip-flopped and said. "I don't know where he is. I -- I'll repeat what I said. I truly am not that concerned about him. - <a href=http://www.whitehouse.gov/news/releases/2002/03/20020313-8.html>White House Press Conference, 5/13/02</a> This about the master-mind and financier of the worst attack perpetrated on American soil since Pearl Harbor. During that March press conference, Dubbyuh was already making noises about the "threat " posed by Saddam Hussein. Also, in July of 2002, Dubbyuh, without notifying Congress as the post-9/11 appropriations bill required him to do , <a href=http://www.prospect.org/web/page.ww?section=root&name=ViewWeb&articleId=7623>diverted some $700 million dollars</a> from the operational fund for Afghanistan to fund operations against Iraq. This was concurrent with the <a href=http://www.csmonitor.com/2005/0630/dailyUpdate.html>stepped up bombing of targets in Iraq</a>, again without notifying Congress. On the homefront, Dubbyuh and his merry band contiue seeking to make the tax-cuts beneffiting the wealthiest 1% of Americans permanent...This in a time of war. Shouldn't we be raising taxes to fund ongoiing military oprerations? But no, he'd rather borrow from foreign lenders to support his foreign military adventurism. <a href=http://www.jems.com/homelandfirstresponse/exclus05/e0428a.html>Cuts in funding to first -responders</a>, fire, police and EMS personnel, continue unabated. <a href=http://www.aapa-ports.org/pressroom/jan0305.htm>Funding for sea-port security</a> remains far below what is needed. <a href=http://www.commondreams.org/news2004/1026-08.htm>Nuclear power plants and petro-chem facilites</a> remain large, soft targets, particularly since the Chemical Facilities Security Act of 2003 died in committee. So, just how serious is Dubbyuh about the war on terror...? Not very. It just gets trotted out with "Remember 9/11!" when his poll numbers sag as they have been in recent weeks.