The Writing On The Democrats' Wall

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    Origins Of Terrorism: The Democrats and anti-war left want us to entrust them with the war on terror in 2006 and 2008 — a war that could have been prevented when they did have the reins.

    The war we're engaged in did not begin Sept. 11, 2001, but during the administration of Jimmy Carter. On taking office in 1977, he declared that advancing "human rights" was among his highest priorities. America's ally, the shah of Iran, was one of his first targets, with Carter chastising him for his human rights record and withdrawing America's support.

    When Ayatollah Khomeini overthrew the shah in February 1979, he established the first modern Islamic regime, a role model for the Taliban and the jihadists to follow. And when the U.S. Embassy was stormed that November and 52 hostages were held for 444 days, our lack of resolve was confirmed in the jihadist mind.

    The wreckage of American aircraft in the Iranian desert in an ill-fated rescue only served to confirm our naivete and ineptitude. The rest, as they say, is history.

    The Soviet Union, seeing us so willingly abandon a staunch ally, invaded Afghanistan, and it was the resistance to the Soviet invasion that helped give birth to the Taliban.

    Fast-forward to the Clinton administration, and once again we see the fruits of Democratic foreign policy. On Oct. 3-4, 1993, the armed forces of the world's only superpower engaged in battle with the forces of Somali warlord Mohamed Farrah Adid in the streets of Somalia's capital, Mogadishu.

    After a 15-hour battle, 18 Americans were killed and 80 wounded. One dead U.S. soldier was dragged through the streets in an act designed to humiliate the U.S. in the jihadist world. There was no military response to the humiliation. Osama bin Laden was watching.

    Eight months earlier, in February 1993, terrorists hit the World Trade Center for the first time. A truck bomb made a crater six stories deep, killed six and injured a thousand. The terrorist hope was to have one tower topple into the other, killing tens of thousands.

    In both cases, the Clinton administration's response was to absorb the blow and accept defeat. The first WTC bombing was treated as a law enforcement matter, not a terrorist Pearl Harbor in a new and deadly kind of war. Six Palestinian and Egyptian conspirators were tried in civil courts.

    The death and humiliation of American forces in Somalia strengthened bin Laden's belief, as he told ABC's John Miller in 1998, "that the American soldier was just a paper tiger." America, he gloated to Miller, "rushed out of Somalia, in shame and disgrace, dragging the bodies of its soldiers."

    On June 25, 1996, terrorists struck Khobar Towers, a U.S. military barracks in Saudi Arabia, killing 19 soldiers. Two years later, al-Qaida operatives blew up the U.S. embassies in Kenya and Tanzania, killing 245 and injuring 5,000. On Oct. 12, 2000, the warship USS Cole was bombed while refueling in Yemen, killing 17 sailors and wounding 39.

    All were acts of war, yet the response to each was to do nothing. On Clinton's watch, terrorists — including bin Laden — got away with murdering Americans on three continents, and it was the impotent response of his administration that emboldened al-Qaida to plan and execute the mass murder of 3,000 Americans.

    Democrats who whined after 9-11 about what President Bush knew and when he knew it forgot that it was Jamie Gorelick who was deputy attorney general in the Clinton Justice Department.

    Gorelick was the architect of the policy that established a wall between intelligence and law enforcement, making "connecting the dots" before 9-11 a virtual impossibility. She was the author of the 1995 memo that helped establish what former Attorney General John Ashcroft testified was the "single greatest structural cause" of Sept. 11 — "the wall that segregated criminal investigators and intelligence agents."

    "Government erected this wall," Ashcroft said. "Government buttressed this wall. And before Sept. 11, government was blinded by this wall."

    Maybe if Jimmy Carter hadn't spawned the habitat for inhumanity that is Iran, or if Bill Clinton had Osama on his mind instead of Monica in his lap, history would have been different.

    Now the party of John Murtha, forgetting its own history, wants us to "redeploy" out of Iraq and, like Vietnam, declare victory and abandon our allies.

    Dunkirk was not a redeployment.
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    COLOR="Red"]All so True......[/COLOR]
     
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    I can not understand how libs have children

    All they want to do is pull out early
     
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    LMAO!!!

    Not to worry, though, RSR. Liberals do plenty of down-home screwing - the Constitution!
     
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    Libs also use the US Constitution as toilet paper
     
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    Does anyone remember the MSM taking "Jimmah" Carter to task for breaking Iran but not having foreseen the need to have a plan in place to fix it?

    Does anyone remember the MSM getting on Bill Clinton’s case for letting bin Laden establish Afghanistan as a terrorist haven without having foreseen the need to have a plan in place to fix it?
     
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    I remember a few blurbs from the liberal media

    The liberal media still worships both Pres Peanut and Pres Bubba

    Total failures on foreign policy and yet they are the ones out there telling Pres Bush what to do with Iraq, Iran, and North Korea
     
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    Are you kidding? :laugh:

    Carter cost the left/DNC bigtime though. Every "hawk" and/or liberal/moderate liberal with a set of balls voted Republican in the following election. He, more than anyone, is responsible for the Democrat party being what it is today.
     
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    Libs never stop trying to rewrite history

    Pres Peanut was the last Dem to get more then 50% of the vote in a Presidental election. that should tell you how bad the Dems have fallen
     
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    No, just being sarcastic. ;) IMO Carter and Clinton should have received the same contumely in the press for Iran and Afghanistan that the MSM heaped on Bush over Iraq. Bush was accused of "breaking" Iraq without a plan to fix it after he broke it. No such acquisations were directed at Carter and Clinton, although Iran became broken during Carter's presidency and Afghanistan became broken during Clinton's presidency. Their lack of effectively dealing with problems arising on their watch can be traced to the major problems we're having today.
     

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