Bush created a monster when he created the DHS.
Imagine a heavily armed, massive, expensive top-down Gov’t bureaucracy state-security apparatus with a political agenda.
Give it time to develop and expand its “mission” as all bureaucracies do, and in 15-20 years, you will know what I mean.
Agree it’s a monster but Bush didn’t see it coming. He proved his bonafides in protecting the homeland but it wasn’t because of the DHS that he was successful, and he knows it. And if you recall, Democrats were the most keen on doing this and that the TSA for instance have government employees as screeners. That it not be contracted out. Bottom line is they wanted more government union members and dues.
Now the Obama regime is using this in a way Bush didn’t foresee. But Bush will never say a word about current presidential policies and issues just like 41 didn’t. It’s a family code you don’t break, once out of presidential office.
I'll bet more time has been spend investigating the political opponents of Obama (Republicans, conservatives, and Tea Party members) than time spent on radical Muslims.
Every new department is a monster...Dept of Energy, EPA, Dept of Education, DHS. Dept of State was infiltrated in the 30s by communists who influenced a generation of foreign policy in favor of the soviets. Dept of Commerce is useless. What is really worthwhile in any of them?