Five years ago the attack on the World Trade Center was dubbed “a wakeup call.” So how well did it work? It started out well enough. Bush attacked the home of the terrorists – Afghanistan. Then he took his eye off the ball and invaded Iraq. Three years into that quagmire and the obvious question presents itself. Are we safer now than before 9/11? Clearly the answer is no. Iraq is in a civil war and the Taliban are on the march again in Afghanistan. Just ask our Canadian troops over there suffering casualties almost every day. Sadly, after an enormous expenditure of money and men, the world is in more peril today than it was before 9/11.