Skip to comments.Bush: Weak terror response led to 9/11 (Bush hits back at Clinton)
Posted on 09/22/2005 12:50:55 PM PDT by Uncle Joe Cannon
Bush: Weak terror response led to 9/11
Sep 22, 2005, 19:00 GMT
WASHINGTON, DC, United States (UPI) -- President Bush said withdrawing from Iraq would be a mistake that would embolden terrorists just as U.S. responses to other attacks led to 9/11 hijackings.
Speaking Thursday at the Pentagon after an update on the war on terror, Bush said a pullback would be seen as weakness and make the United States less safe.
'The terrorists saw our response to the hostage crisis in Iran, the bombings in the Marine barracks in Lebanon, the first World Trade Center attack, the killing of American soldiers in Somalia, the destruction of two U.S. embassies in Africa and the attack on the USS Cole,' Bush said. 'The terrorists concluded that we lacked the courage and character to defend ourselves and so they attacked us.'
It was the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks, carried out by al-Qaida operatives, that led Bush to launch the war on terror with an attack on Afghanistan, where al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden had been given sanctuary. Bush links the fighting in Iraq with the war on terror.
The president said the plan is to follow a strategy of making political gains in the affected counties, while training local personnel to assume security operations.
GO W GO
I love it and I hope to hear more of it - next time with something other then the captive and predictable audience of the Pentagon, God love them. I want to hear it out in public, loud and clear and often.
The MSM will be "reeling" from the mean-spiritedness and shameless pettiness of this comment against such a hard-working and beloved former president.
May I use that as a tag line?
What really really pi**es me off is that his statement will get only a third of attention to whatever Clinton lies about...I'm sure CNN, et al will show him making this statement over and over again just like they do when Clinton LIES!
It's about time!
Now he needs to bitch slap some elitist republicans.
That line was on a bumper sticker that Hildy gave me last year.
Or to put another way, Clinton diddled while Rome burned.
By Gawd its amazing and long past time.
Maybe the President has been reading Free Republic.
Now dont lay back when the next attack comes,and it will, Nail their hides to the door.
He didn't really strike back at Clinton... after all the first two events happened under Carter's and Reagan's watch...
I'd rather see, "No money for Palestine, no $$ for Egypt, etc. THAT would have more effect!
About f*cking time Mr. President!
Thank you, I knew you could do it.
Reagan is dead, and Rosalyn Carter isn't running for President in 2008...
From the first time Arafat committed a terrorist act in the 60's, through being honored at the White House by Clinton, continuing to Bush's praise at the White House of his successor, terror has been rewarded.
It continues to this minute.
Read my post # 38.
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