The Scum Also Rises II...

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    <center><h1><a href=http://www.misleader.org/daily_mislead/Read.asp?fn=df03262004.html>White House, 4/01: Focus on Bin Laden "A Mistake"</a></h1></center>


    <blockquote>A previously forgotten report from April 2001 (four months before 9/11) shows that the Bush Administration officially declared it "a mistake" to focus "so much energy on Osama bin Laden." The report directly contradicts the White House's continued assertion that fighting terrorism was its "top priority" before the 9/11 attacks1.

    Specifically, on April 30, 2001, CNN reported that the Bush Administration's release of the government's annual terrorism report contained a serious change: "there was no extensive mention of alleged terrorist mastermind Osama bin Laden" as there had been in previous years. When asked why the Administration had reduced the focus, "a senior Bush State Department official told CNN the U.S. government made a mistake in focusing so much energy on bin Laden."2.

    The move to downgrade the fight against Al Qaeda before 9/11 was not the only instance where the Administration ignored repeated warnings that an Al Qaeda attack was imminent3. Specifically, the Associated Press reported in 2002 that "President Bush's national security leadership met formally nearly 100 times in the months prior to the Sept. 11 attacks yet terrorism was the topic during only two of those sessions"4. Meanwhile, Newsweek has reported that internal government documents show that the Bush Administration moved to "de-emphasize" counterterrorism prior to 9/115. When "FBI officials sought to add hundreds more counterintelligence agents" to deal with the problem, "they got shot down" by the White House.

    Sources:

    1. Press Briefing by Scott McClellan, 03/22/2004.

    2. CNN, 04/30/2001.

    3. Bush Was Warned of Hijackings Before 9/11; Lawmakers Want Public Inquiry, ABC News, 05/16/2002.

    4. "Top security advisers met just twice on terrorism before Sept. 11 attacks", Detroit News, 07/01/2002.

    5. Freedom of Information Center, 05/27/2002.</blockquote>

    Click on the link to check the citations. It's time to impeach the little peckerwood and be done with him...For the good of the nation and the world.
     
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    The only scum that has risen is the terrorists. Your continued pathetic attempts to portray GWB and his administration as worthy of impeachment are laughable.

    Clinton had 8 years to get rid of Osama. He didn't.

    Clinton had 8 years to get rid of Saddam. He didn't.

    Clinton had 8 years to get back at the terrorists that struck at us and our allies repeatedly. He decided they didn't need aspirin.

    Bush had a few months to acquaint himself with everything...no one is doubting that he and his administration would and did have missteps. However, to actually believe that he could have prevented 9/11 and didn't is ludicrous. He's proved that he isn't going to cower, he proved that he believes in military intervention. He's also proved that he's not a quick trigger by waiting and formulating a plan to go after terrorists.

    There are so few people who actually believe that Bush could have and should have been so omniscient as to predict 9/11 after only a few months on the job and have the systems in place to prevent it. Those that do believe it are just deluding themselves because they need to feel safe just because.
     
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    "Clarke is lying" - An actual quote from The chairman of the House Intelligence Committee.
     
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    Moi this is the best you can expect from our friend, childish attempts at humor.
     
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    Ahem, so what? Clarke could conceivably have been in all the meetings for deputies and not have been "in the loop". I have to assume that they also communicated via telephone, email and written memorandum. I also have to think that they met with people who were not deputies.

    Gun's not only NOT smoking, it's encased in ice.
     
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    Porter J. Goss, Republican representaitve of Florida's 14th district, and party hack.
     
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    Clark will be lucky if he is not brought up on purgury charges, after admitting he bent the truth under oath in '02. Now I am suppossed to trust what he says. That is laughable !
     
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    Any reasonable person will see that Clarke has lied. His very own words contradict one another. Only those with blind hatred for GWB refuse to see something so obvious.
     
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    Clark has lost all credibility, he is little more than amusement during dinner, and anyone who buys his garbage is little more than a fool.
     

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