Somehow he thought, in the aftermath of 9/11, that creating a new level of bureaucracy in the intelligence gathering and law enforcement fields would keep us safe.
Thus the Department of Homeland Security was spawned.
While its effectiveness at preventing terrorist attacks here may be circumspect, it certainly has gained a justified reputation in one other endeavor:
Predicting the weather:
The Department of Homeland Security's latest concern is hurricanes. With the start of the hurricane season, Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano is encouraging a so-called "Whole Community Approach."
G.W. Bush's eternal legacy.