WHO forgot al Qaeda?

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    Here is a refresher, for the amnesic right:

    Bush: Who knows if he's hiding in some cave or not. We haven't heard from him in a long time. The idea of focusing on one person really indicates to me people don't understand the scope of the mission. Terror is bigger than one person. He's just a person who's been marginalized.... I don't know where he is. I really just don't spend that much time on him, to be honest with you.'

    March, 2002

    January 28, 2003 – Bush's State of the Union Address includes this 16-word sentence: "The British government has learned that Saddam Hussein recently sought significant quantities of uranium from Africa."(Transcript of "State of the Union").


    Former Colin Powell Chief of Staff Lawrence Wilkerson told MSNBC’s Ed Schultz Wednesday that President George W. Bush wasn’t interested in bringing Osama bin Laden to justice.

    “I don’t think they really wanted to get bin Laden,” Wilkerson said.

    “You could be very cynical and say he didn’t want to get him because once they got him the war was over and that left all the political advantage gone,” he added. “Or you could say that they knew that it was almost an impossibility to get him given what they had done to the intelligence and other aspects of the government that you needed to get him. They just about ruined it.”

    MSNBC’s The Ed Show, broadcast May 11, 2011.
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    Bush USED 9/11/01 for political gain, and warped the facts into justification for his personal war. Blaming Obama for al Qaeda today is akin to blaming Eisenhower for WWII!
     
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    And who got Bin Laden, and has decimated the leadership of Al Queda.
     
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    The blinders on extremist right now have metal plates blocking the recent past. Bush's brush off of al Qaeda is ignored. Somehow OBAMA detoured into Iraq with needed resources, so that al Qaeda could survive. The BUSH/KING ABDULLAH love fest is also not in their PROGRAMMED memories.
     
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    And yet Al Queda it seems was behind the killings in Libya and is playing a pretty good part in all the turmoil in the middle east right now despite the Patton like military brilliance the left wants to bestow on Obama.
     
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    We are fighting an asymetrical war with terrorists. If you review the war that Britain fought with Irish terrorists, you will certainly find that decimating the leadership did not stop the violence, just made it a lot less coordinated.
     
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    And yet, after 9/11, we never experienced another attack again in 7 years under Bush. Meanwhile, under Obama, we've already experienced several attacks on our embassy's in 3.5 years.

    Facts, they are a bitch for you wing-nut idiot liberal dumbocrats....
     
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    Bush said in MAY, 2003 al Qaeda was "not a problem anymore". That was at the start of the actual Iraq disaster, after many months of PR. Bush, from Day 1, saw 9/11 as a useful occurrence to force war with IRAQ of all places, though we KNEW there was no nuclear program. Enriching uranium requires more power than the entire country of Iraq could generate.

    Bush was in his glory while dressing up like an actual soldier and posing on the flight deck of a REAL ship. The carefully chosen soldiers, none taller than he, were FORCED into the charade. For that alone he should have been removed from office, and prosecuted.

    NO OTHER PRESIDENT IN HISTORY HAS SACRIFICED THOUSANDS OF US LIVES, TENS OF THOUSANDS OF MAIMED TROOPS, AND TRILLIONS OF TAXPAYER MONEY FOR A PERSONAL VENDETTA.
     
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    Bush kept spending up and kept troops allover, now since Obama is trying to cut both, the islamic state is hoping to capitalize on that.
     
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    Hello, is any one in there?? These people are pretty p*ssed Obama killed Bin Laden in cold blood. Al Qaeda is alive and well. Taking out Bin Laden was like washing the car before the storm, it looked good for a little while.
     
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    Stupid bastard

    2002 June 14, Karachi, Pakistan: bomb explodes outside American consulate in Karachi, Pakistan, killing 12. Linked to al-Qaeda.

    20031 May 12, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia: suicide bombers kill 34, including 8 Americans, at housing compounds for Westerners. Al-Qaeda suspected.

    2004 May 29–31, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia: terrorists attack the offices of a Saudi oil company in Khobar, Saudi Arabia, take foreign oil workers hostage in a nearby residential compound, leaving 22 people dead including one American.

    June 11–19, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia: terrorists kidnap and execute Paul Johnson Jr., an American, in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. 2 other Americans and BBC cameraman killed by gun attacks.

    Dec. 6, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia: terrorists storm the U.S. consulate, killing 5 consulate employees. 4 terrorists were killed by Saudi security.

    2005 Nov. 9, Amman, Jordan: suicide bombers hit 3 American hotels, Radisson, Grand Hyatt, and Days Inn, in Amman, Jordan, killing 57. Al-Qaeda claimed responsibility.

    2006 Sept. 13, Damascus, Syria: an attack by four gunman on the American embassy is foiled.

    2007 Jan. 12, Athens, Greece: the U.S. embassy is fired on by an anti-tank missile causing damage but no injuries.

    Dec. 11, Algeria: more than 60 people are killed, including 11 United Nations staff members, when Al Qaeda terrorists detonate two car bombs near Algeria's Constitutional Council and the United Nations offices.

    2008 May 26, Iraq: a suicide bomber on a motorcycle kills six U.S. soldiers and wounds 18 others in Tarmiya.

    June 24, Iraq: a suicide bomber kills at least 20 people, including three U.S. Marines, at a meeting between sheiks and Americans in Karmah, a town west of Baghdad.

    June 12, Afghanistan: four American servicemen are killed when a roadside bomb explodes near a U.S. military vehicle in Farah Province.

    July 13, Afghanistan: nine U.S.soldiers and at least 15 NATO troops die when Taliban militants boldly attack an American base in Kunar Province, which borders Pakistan. It's the most deadly against U.S. troops in three years.

    Aug. 18 and 19, Afghanistan: as many as 15 suicide bombers backed by about 30 militants attack a U.S. military base, Camp Salerno, in Bamiyan. Fighting between U.S. troops and members of the Taliban rages overnight. No U.S. troops are killed.

    Sept. 16, Yemen: a car bomb and a rocket strike the U.S. embassy in Yemen as staff arrived to work, killing 16 people, including 4 civilians. At least 25 suspected al-Qaeda militants are arrested for the attack.

    Nov. 26, India: in a series of attacks on several of Mumbai's landmarks and commercial hubs that are popular with Americans and other foreign tourists, including at least two five-star hotels, a hospital, a train station, and a cinema. About 300 people are wounded and nearly 190 people die, including at least 5 Americans. 2009

    Read more: Terrorist Attacks in the U.S. or Against Americans — Infoplease.com Terrorist Attacks in the U.S. or Against Americans — Infoplease.com
     
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