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Bush: Weak terror response led to 9/11 (Bush hits back at Clinton)
UPI ^ | 9/22/05

Posted on 09/22/2005 12:50:55 PM PDT by Uncle Joe Cannon

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To: Doc Savage
[ Now how about, "No money for Katrina", "No money for Rita","I've ordered our troops to secure the Mexican and Canadian borders", I will never again appoint Bill Clinton to anything", "I've asked Julie Myers to withdraw", Either the Saudis play ball, or well take the oil we need", I've today ordered the execution of Saddam Hussein and all prisoners in Gitmo", "Terrorize our country and kiss Mecca goodbye", "Iran is next, then Syria!" ]

LoL... never happen.. dreamer...
Bush wants to be loved not feared..

you know, The Richard Simmons Syndrome..

101 posted on 09/22/2005 1:39:19 PM PDT by hosepipe (This propaganda has been ok'ed by me to included some fully orbed hyperbole....)
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To: jveritas
I guess one reason we did not hear or remember this is because the MSM do not cover these types of speeches very well.
102 posted on 09/22/2005 1:39:32 PM PDT by hophead (" Enjoy Every Sandwich" WZ)
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To: Uncle Joe Cannon
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.

ping

103 posted on 09/22/2005 1:39:59 PM PDT by alrea (terrorists practice on children)
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To: hophead

"He can't be growing a backbone now."

You know, I don't think its that he doesn't have a backbone. After all, he had the backbone and the courage to directly go after those who stuck us on 9-11, fearlessly and boldly. Its just, just my opinion of course, that he tries so hard not to copy the ruthless attitude of the dims...to the extreme. He lets too many of these fools go unanswered when he would be more than justified in hitting back... hard! Its also hard though, because he knows darned well that he has precious few friends in the media who would portray he words in an accurate and unbiased manner.

pattyjo


104 posted on 09/22/2005 1:42:11 PM PDT by pj_627
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To: montag813

Untrue.

Reagan-1

Carter-1

Clinton-4

All blame was not equal.


105 posted on 09/22/2005 1:43:27 PM PDT by Soul Seeker (Barbour/Honore in '08)
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To: quantfive
About those marines murdered in their barracks in Lebanon?
106 posted on 09/22/2005 1:43:46 PM PDT by OldFriend (One Man With Courage Makes a Majority ~ Andrew Jackson)
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To: hophead

i keep hoping he'd hire scott ott to write some of his speeches


107 posted on 09/22/2005 1:44:23 PM PDT by kpp_kpp
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To: hophead
He can't be growing a backbone now.

He's always had a backbone. He was just trying to keep from dividing the country when we're at war, but since the other side has consistantly thrown marbles under his feet, he's now going to do what has to be done.

108 posted on 09/22/2005 1:44:57 PM PDT by McGavin999 (We're a First World Country with a Third World Press (Except for Hume & Garrett ))
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To: quantfive
I do not think that anyone is denying the great things that President Reagan did.

The Marines barracks terrorist attack in Beirut in October 1983 was the real birth of islamic terrorism. On the tactical level, this incident started the most important and the most efficient tactic that terrorists use which "Suicide Bombing". On the strategic level, the failure or most precisely the unwillingness to hit back at the islamic terrorists in Lebanon after the Marines barracks terrorist attack have greatly embolden the terrorists.

Granted that the most important visible enemy at that time was communism and the Soviet Union and President Reagan greatest achievement was the destruction of the Soviet Union, but ignoring the threat of islamic terrorism then was a strategic mistake and the beast have grown so much from 1983 to 2001 and no one have seriously dealt with terrorism until we got hit on 9/11 and we went to war against islamic terrorism. A war that we are winning and we will eventually achieve the final victory thanks to the bravery of our military and the great leadership of President Bush.

109 posted on 09/22/2005 1:45:09 PM PDT by jveritas (The Axis of Defeatism: Left wing liberals, Buchananites, and third party voters.)
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To: Carolinamom

"truth bullets"?

As long as they're .50, slow and square . . . :-O


110 posted on 09/22/2005 1:45:19 PM PDT by tumblindice
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To: pj_627; All

Maybe it could be that his policy is speak softly and carry a big stick??? Kinda like a certain Presdient policty a hundred years ago..


111 posted on 09/22/2005 1:46:19 PM PDT by KevinDavis (the space/future belongs to the eagles --> http://www.cafepress.com/kevinspace1)
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To: Solamente

I hear that.


112 posted on 09/22/2005 1:46:53 PM PDT by samadams2000 (Nothing fills the void of a passing hurricane better than government)
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To: Doc Savage

You're on a roll ;-)


113 posted on 09/22/2005 1:47:43 PM PDT by varon (Allegiance to the constitution, always. Allegiance to a political party, never.)
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To: Uncle Joe Cannon
Blast from the past...remember this?

WAG THE DOG !!

114 posted on 09/22/2005 1:47:58 PM PDT by Realism (Some believe that the facts-of-life are open to debate.....)
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To: jveritas; All

Plus the fact that the Soviet Union was an ally of Syria at that time.. If I'm not mistaken..


115 posted on 09/22/2005 1:48:21 PM PDT by KevinDavis (the space/future belongs to the eagles --> http://www.cafepress.com/kevinspace1)
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To: Uncle Joe Cannon

Mr President, give the order to release the able danger information - who blocked the information pre 9-11, and why?


116 posted on 09/22/2005 1:48:44 PM PDT by oceanview
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To: hophead

He'sw ALWAYS had a backbone!


117 posted on 09/22/2005 1:49:27 PM PDT by Pippin
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To: KevinDavis

You are absolutely correct.


118 posted on 09/22/2005 1:49:30 PM PDT by jveritas (The Axis of Defeatism: Left wing liberals, Buchananites, and third party voters.)
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To: Uncle Joe Cannon

slick willy got slapped... lmao


119 posted on 09/22/2005 1:49:58 PM PDT by Cinnamon
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To: PatriotGirl827

Yeah, but he took a little swipe at Reagan, someone whose shoes W can never fill.


120 posted on 09/22/2005 1:50:35 PM PDT by MrLee
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To: jveritas
President Bush is this great leader.

He would be if he didn't have the same blind sides as his ol' man. Can't speak and trusts, but does not verify.

121 posted on 09/22/2005 1:51:35 PM PDT by elbucko
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To: jveritas; All

So In Reagans defense I don't think he could gone after Syria since they where an ally of the Soviets..


122 posted on 09/22/2005 1:52:02 PM PDT by KevinDavis (the space/future belongs to the eagles --> http://www.cafepress.com/kevinspace1)
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To: MrLee
Do not underestimate how much the Beirut suicide terrorist attacks on the Marines barracks in October 1983 has emboldened islamic terrorism.
123 posted on 09/22/2005 1:53:09 PM PDT by jveritas (The Axis of Defeatism: Left wing liberals, Buchananites, and third party voters.)
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To: hophead
He can't be growing a backbone now.

What a stupid comment.

124 posted on 09/22/2005 1:53:31 PM PDT by r9etb
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To: hophead
Is this from ScrappleFace or The Onion? He can't be growing a backbone now.

I always wonder if people like you really believe the false things they spew or do you honestly have no idea of what that state of the record is and just make it up out of spite?

Or is there some other reason you act like he has not said this before?

125 posted on 09/22/2005 1:54:04 PM PDT by cyncooper
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To: Uncle Joe Cannon

I watched that press conference. Bush clearly was agitated; he snapped at a couple of reporters, and I don't blame him. Why should he have to suffer such fools?


126 posted on 09/22/2005 1:54:22 PM PDT by JellyJam (Headline of the year: "The Painful Truth: All the World Terrorists Are Muslims!")
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To: Lucky2

Finally, he spoke up and defended himself! I didn't think we'd ever see it!



My sentiments exactly. I have been waiting for him to tell it like it is. Hooray!!!


127 posted on 09/22/2005 1:54:26 PM PDT by Auntie Toots (The GOP is still the best we've got))
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To: Uncle Joe Cannon
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.'

BRAVO Mr. President! It's about damned time you defended yourself against Bubba's attack machine.

128 posted on 09/22/2005 1:54:39 PM PDT by PilloryHillary
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To: Uncle Joe Cannon

No,. he didn't slam anybody. If he did, he also slammed Pres. Carter, Reagan, his father, and the toon.

"I never did give them hell. I just told the truth, and they thought it was hell." Pres. Harry S. Truman


129 posted on 09/22/2005 1:55:07 PM PDT by Killborn (God bless the rescuers, God bless the Commander in Chief, and God bless America.)
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To: hophead

Yeah, wait a second? Since when does Bush defend himself?


130 posted on 09/22/2005 1:55:42 PM PDT by KC_Conspirator (This space outsourced to India)
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To: Lucky2
Finally, he spoke up and defended himself! I didn't think we'd ever see it!

He's said it before.

131 posted on 09/22/2005 1:55:42 PM PDT by cyncooper
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To: ArmyTeach

I sent an email to the Whitehouse telling them I was thrilled to see his speech this morning!


132 posted on 09/22/2005 1:57:19 PM PDT by Arizona Carolyn
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To: cyncooper

By the looks of things, I am not the only one here who thinks W is overdue in standing up to the left. The same thing can be said of the Republicans in general.


133 posted on 09/22/2005 1:58:50 PM PDT by hophead (" Enjoy Every Sandwich" WZ)
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To: jveritas
....but ignoring the threat of islamic terrorism then was a strategic mistake and the beast have grown so much from 1983 to 2001 and no one have seriously dealt with terrorism until we got hit on 9/11 and we went to war against islamic terrorism.

Al Qaeda morphed from the Mujahadeen in Bush's daddy's administration. Trying to shove the tragedy into the realm of the Reagan Admin. is a low down and dirty cheap shot!

134 posted on 09/22/2005 1:59:37 PM PDT by elbucko
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To: jveritas; hophead
President Bush is this great leader.

He is a great leader and despite my disagreements with him on some of his domestic policies, there's never been any doubt about his courage or integrity.

hophead's ad hominem was a cheap shot, unworthy of a FReeper! Better served over in DU.

135 posted on 09/22/2005 1:59:45 PM PDT by evad ( PC KILLS--NOLA is just the latest example)
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To: Uncle Joe Cannon
'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.'

BAM SLAM CRACK BOOM - take that Carter, take that Clinton.

136 posted on 09/22/2005 1:59:45 PM PDT by BushisTheMan
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To: hophead
Is this from ScrappleFace or The Onion? He can't be growing a backbone now.

He always had a backbone

His only mistake was trusting the media and the press to actually report the truth

137 posted on 09/22/2005 1:59:54 PM PDT by Mo1
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To: Uncle Joe Cannon
I stood up and cheered when I heard him say this! He has taken off the gloves, and I commend him for him long-suffering to this point.

I expect his rhetoric to increase; and in the end, he will leave his critics in a bloody pulp.

138 posted on 09/22/2005 2:00:54 PM PDT by mombonn (íViva Bush/Cheney!)
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To: Lazamataz; tiki
I think it's most of the armed forces these days, and it's HOOOAH.

It is also used as an affirmation, as in "So we're gonna' go out and kick some Mooj butt today, hoooah?"

The answer to that is, of course, "Hoooah!"

However, it's very embarrassing to hear civilian employees in Iraq saying "hoooah".

139 posted on 09/22/2005 2:01:29 PM PDT by angkor
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To: cyncooper
He's said it before.

Yes .. he has .. many many times

140 posted on 09/22/2005 2:01:35 PM PDT by Mo1
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To: KevinDavis
Indeed what happened that there were very limited retaliation air strikes against Syrian positions in Lebanon Beeka Valley and few rounds from 16" shell guns lunched by USS New Jersey against Syrian position in the mountains of Lebanon, and that was it.
141 posted on 09/22/2005 2:01:43 PM PDT by jveritas (The Axis of Defeatism: Left wing liberals, Buchananites, and third party voters.)
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To: Doc Savage

You and Savage sound alike all right, nitwit


142 posted on 09/22/2005 2:01:54 PM PDT by BushisTheMan
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To: Bigh4u2

I hope you're right, but waiting until support is at 40% doesn't seem like the best approach.


143 posted on 09/22/2005 2:01:57 PM PDT by colorado tanker (The People Have Spoken)
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To: Uncle Joe Cannon
Yeeeeeaaaaaah!

It's about time he came out and said something publicly.

144 posted on 09/22/2005 2:02:35 PM PDT by TheSpottedOwl ("President Bush, start building that wall"!)
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To: quantfive
Didn't encompass Reagan

The Beirut bombing (and failure to properly respond to it) happened on Reagan's watch. Admiration for his overall record shouldn't blind you to the fact that sometimes he blew it.

145 posted on 09/22/2005 2:04:27 PM PDT by steve-b (A desire not to butt into other people's business is eighty percent of all human wisdom)
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To: Uncle Joe Cannon

Reagen may have been less aggressive than he needed to be in response to the barracks bombing in Lebanon, but he certainly took care of the number one pest of the time, Libya (Mohammar Khaddafi). The world has barely heard a peep from Libya since Reagan nearly blasted that place into oblivion. All Clinton did in response to the terror threat was kill a janitor in an aspirin factory and get a Special Forces team in Somalia killed.

Bravo for Bush for standing up for himself. Screw Clinton.


146 posted on 09/22/2005 2:05:03 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: jveritas; All

That is all he could have done.. A full blown war against Syria would have brought the Soviet Union into the mix...


147 posted on 09/22/2005 2:06:22 PM PDT by KevinDavis (the space/future belongs to the eagles --> http://www.cafepress.com/kevinspace1)
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To: JellyJam
Why should he have to suffer such fools?

Because "W" has shown a willingness to suffer them for too long. That's why some in this thread are pleased he has spoken out and others are exasperated that he has finally spoken, but the damage has been done. I hope not for the upcomming elections.

148 posted on 09/22/2005 2:06:25 PM PDT by elbucko
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To: Mr. Mojo
Maybe the President is finally waking up to this fact and has decided to do something about it. Hopefully this is just a start.

The next step should be opening up the Ford Building to the public.

149 posted on 09/22/2005 2:06:32 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: jveritas

What jveritas said.


150 posted on 09/22/2005 2:07:15 PM PDT by AHerald (If Jesus needed to pray how much more then do we need to pray?)
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