Former Commander of USS Cole Sees 'Justice Denied' for Victims of Terror Attack

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    WASHINGTON — It was just before lunch on Oct. 12, 2000, when a suicide bomber slammed the side of the USS Cole off the Coast of Yemen, and in the minds of those who were there, it was the beginning of the War on Terror.

    "The biggest thing people fail to realize is they look at 9/11 as the start on the War on Terror," said Kirk Lippold, former commander of the Cole. "The reality is that the war on terrorism started not on 9/11, but 10/12."

    Now retired from the Navy, Lippold rarely talks about the day when he lost 17 sailors, but he spoke exclusively with FOX News about those dark moments after the attack
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    What? The war on Terror started in the 1980s under Reagan. Pick up a book.
     
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    I have my doubts wether an Attack on a warship is a "terrorist" attack either.
     
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    either way, it was ignored by the bush administration....january of 2001 our intelligence task force completed their analysis of the attack, which determined it was an organized terrorist attack....we should have addressed it then...instead of ignoring it, as the administration did....along with ignoring the warnings of Clarke and a few others...

    hind sight is 20/20 though....so the best we can do at this point is learn from it!
     
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    Terry Shut the $%$ Up!

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    Terry Shut the $%$ Up!

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    Terrorism started under the Carter years!
     

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