Tim Goeglein, chief lobbyist for Focus on the Family and a former aide to Karl Rove, in an interview with James Dobson, said of George Bush:
First, without peer, is that he saw the greatest external threat to our national security. And he saw it immediately. And he prosecuted the war in such a way that from 9/11 and the terror and terribleness of the day — and I was in the White House that day — until the last minute of the last hour of his presidency, George W. Bush kept us safe.
As Rush would remind these folks, "words mean things". "Immediately", in particular, means, right away, at the beginning, at time zero, not eight months later after we've been attacked, not eight minutes after it took you to put down "My Pet Goat". Saying George Bush has kept us safe since 9/11 is like saying Ray Nagin has kept New Orleans safe since Katrina.