What GWB reall inherited

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    GWB inherited a recession
    GWB inherited the start of a job loss period in which 2 million jobs where gone
    GWB inherited Saddam
    GWN inherited 9-11 (it was being planned already)
    GWB inherited Enron (that lying was under way)

    recession
    Early 2000s recession - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    Job loss
    2000...... 131,785 110,995 24,649 599 6,787 17,263
    2001...... 131,826 110,708 23,873 606 6,826 16,441
    2002...... 130,341 108,828 22,557 583 6,716 15,259

    Saddam
    Quotes From Democrats on Weapons of Mass Destruction - BreakTheChain.org

    9-11
    Planning of the attacks
    Main article: Planning of the September 11 attacks
    The idea for the attacks came from Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, who first presented it to Osama bin Laden in 1996.[132] At that point, bin Laden and al-Qaeda were in a period of transition, having just relocated back to Afghanistan from Sudan.[133] The 1998 African Embassy bombings and bin Laden's 1998 fatwā marked a turning point, with bin Laden intent on attacking the United States.[133] In December 1998, the Director of Central Intelligence Counterterrorist Center reported to President Bill Clinton that al-Qaeda was preparing for attacks in the USA, including the training of personnel to hijack aircraft.[134]
    In late 1998 or early 1999, bin Laden gave approval for Mohammed to go forward with organizing the plot. A series of meetings occurred in early 1999, involving Mohammed, bin Laden, and his deputy Mohammed Atef.[133] Atef provided operational support for the plot, including target selections and helping arrange travel for the hijackers.[133] Bin Laden overruled Mohammed, rejecting some potential targets such as the U.S. Bank Tower in Los Angeles[135] because "there was not enough time to prepare for such an operation".[136]
    Bin Laden provided leadership for the plot, along with financial support, and was involved in selecting participants for the plot.[137] Bin Laden initially selected Nawaf al-Hazmi and Khalid al-Mihdhar, both experienced jihadists who fought in Bosnia. Hazmi and Mihdhar arrived in the United States in mid-January 2000. In spring 2000, Hazmi and Mihdhar took flying lessons in San Diego, California, but both spoke little English, did not do well with flying lessons, and eventually served as secondary - or "muscle" - hijackers.[138][139]
    In late 1999, a group of men from Hamburg, Germany arrived in Afghanistan, including Mohamed Atta, Marwan al-Shehhi, Ziad Jarrah, and Ramzi bin al-Shibh.[140] Bin Laden selected these men, as they were educated, could speak English, and had experience living in the west.[141] New recruits were routinely screened for special skills, which allowed al-Qaeda leaders to also identify Hani Hanjour, who already had a commercial pilot's license.[142]
    Hanjour arrived in San Diego on December 8, 2000, joining Hazmi.[143] They soon left for Arizona, where Hanjour took refresher training. Marwan al-Shehhi arrived at the end of May 2000, while Atta arrived on June 3, 2000, and Jarrah arrived on June 27, 2000. Bin al-Shibh applied several times for a visa to the United States, but as a Yemeni, he was rejected out of concerns he would overstay his visa and remain as an illegal immigrant. Bin al-Shibh stayed in Hamburg, providing coordination between Atta and Mohammed. The three Hamburg cell members all took pilot training in south Florida.
    In spring 2001, the secondary hijackers began arriving in the United States.[144] In July 2001, Atta met with bin al-Shibh in Spain, where they coordinated details of the plot, including final target selection. Bin al-Shibh also passed along bin Laden's wish for the attacks to be carried out as soon as possible.[145]

    ENRON backed Clinton Administration
    Enron

    Stop spinning the truth Libs, it does not help Obamas mess
     
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