Skip to comments.The Cole bombing and politics, what is can tell us
Posted on 09/06/2004 7:57:39 AM PDT by donbmcd
Just before the 2000 elections the Cole was attacked, we all remember it was remember the photographs and the sorry we felt. We also all remember that there was no action taken my the Clinton administration in retaliation or in bringing the planners to justice.
Why? Because of a fear that the U.S. retaliation would effect the November elections, helping Bush.
Pressured by the leaders of the Democratic party on Bill clinton kept him from responding to this attack.
In 2000, ONE of the political parties was willing to sell out the needs of this country to try to win an election.
We think that our leaders put their country 1st, well Democrats do not. You want proof? Well here it is in the Cole.
After the 1995 bombing in Saudi Arabia, which killed five U.S. military personnel; Clinton promised that those responsible would be hunted down and punished.
After the 1996 Khobar Towers bombing in Saudi Arabia, which killed 19 and injured 200 U.S. military personnel; Clinton promised that those responsible would be hunted down and punished.
After the 1998 bombing of U.S. embassies in Africa, which killed 224 and injured 5,000; Clinton promised that those responsible would be hunted down and punished.
After the 2000 bombing of the USS Cole, which killed 17 and injured 39 U.S. sailors; Clinton promised that those responsible would be hunted down and punished.
If Clinton had not pardon and released 16 convicted terrorist in August, 1999, the message to terrorist world wide would be much different.
If Clinton had kept his promise, an estimated 3,000+ people in New York and Washington, D.C. that are now dead would be Alive today.
The man was a bully when it came to women and a terrible coward when courage was required.
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