In the plus column, there have been no attacks on U.S. soil since 9/11 and Libya has moved to a more moderate position. We could add Saddam Hussein to this list, except for the fact we have discovered no WMDs or evidence that Saddam was a danger to us under the policy of containment. In the minus column, 3,000 Americans have died since 9/11, Iran and North Korea are actively involved in the pursuit of nuclear weapons, anti-American sentiment around the world are on the rise, our borders and ports remain fairly porous, Osama bin Laden remains free, Afghanistan remains a haven for terrorists, and there's evidence that Iraq has become a recruiting and training ground for anti-American extremists. Many would also put the immigration issue in the minus column. It seems clear that the neocon-Republican policies have done great harm to our national security. So far, this harm is only manifest in the loss of our servicemen and women and the increasing power of our enemies, but at some point these enemies will attack other American interests besides our troops. In the last election, the American people rejected these backward policies, and we have to hope that the Democrats and Republicans in Congress find enough unity and means to reign Bush in.