US President George W. Bush is continuously raising alarm for the next administration of another terrorist attack on the country.
In his farewell address to Americans, the outgoing president pointed out that the threat of a major attack like Sept. 11, 2001 remains.
“Our enemies are patient and determined to strike again,” Bush said in a nationally televised address from the White House on Thursday.
The remark is the third warning in a week to President-elect Barack Obama after Bush’s two previous premonitions in his last press conference and an interview with CNN’s Larry King.
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“There’s still an enemy out there that would like to inflict damage on America — Americans. And that’ll be the major threat,” Bush said in his news conference on Monday.
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Bush also told Larry King on Wednesday, “The most important job the next president is going to have — is to protect the American people from another attack.”
Defending his policies over the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, Bush mentioned to spreading democracy in the countries and ignored the failing situation in Afghanistan that has forced the US to rush as many as 30,000 more troops there and daily violence in Iraq.
The daily violence in both Iraq and Afghanistan keeps claiming the lives of people years after the invasion of the countries.
A study conducted by ORB — a well-known British polling agency which has been tracking public opinion in Iraq since 2005 — estimated in September 2007 that 1.2 million Iraqis had been killed in violence-related incidents following the March 2003 invasion of the country.
With approval ratings less than 30%, President Bush also expressed regrets over some decisions during his eight-year presidency.
“There are things I would do differently if given the chance,” he said, but he did not specify.
He added that he always acted in the best interests of the nation. “I have followed my conscience … and done what I thought was right,” Bush concluded.
Turning another page in the US history, unpopular Bush will leave the White House within four days with low public approval ratings, two wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, and a financial crisis.