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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: hophead
Well many have forgotten then that President Bush said this before.
51 posted on 09/22/2005 1:13:54 PM PDT by jveritas (The Axis of Defeatism: Left wing liberals, Buchananites, and third party voters.)
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To: Uncle Joe Cannon

Yes!! I was watching this morning and just happened to look up when Bush and the rest of the A-Team were around the podium, then I heard this come out of his mouth and my jaw dropped. I yelled to my wife "Holy shi-ite, did you just hear that?" I got no response as the wife was busy doing her hair or something, but I was absolutely pumped to finally here him stand up to the media who treat this war as a creation of the Bush Administration.

Attention Media Whores! Bush is cleaning up a lot of other people's messes! Iraq, Terrorists, Levees, Overtaxing, Social Security, No accountability in schools, and on and on. I know he isn't doing everything we want, but damn if he isn't doing a fine job with what he has tackled. We just need to elect a Pro_Borders Republican to finish up the last MAJOR issue.


52 posted on 09/22/2005 1:13:54 PM PDT by dannyboy72 (How long will you hold onto the rope when Liberals pull us off the cliff?)
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To: 2banana

W forgot OKC, Flight 800 and the other one with the egyptian carshing into the sea. Oh well, good start.


53 posted on 09/22/2005 1:13:59 PM PDT by Safetgiver (Noone spoke when the levee done broke, Blanco cried and Nagin lied.)
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To: Jim Robinson
Saving your ass whether you like it or not!

Be carefull.
Some mod might hassle you for using that word without the pretty **'s.

54 posted on 09/22/2005 1:14:06 PM PDT by ASA Vet (Anyone with a signup date after 11/28/97 is a newbie!)
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To: dfwgator
I believe I heard Leahy say his was the last vote that cut off funding for Viet Nam.

I actually felt ill when he made that statement recently.

55 posted on 09/22/2005 1:14:43 PM PDT by OldFriend (One Man With Courage Makes a Majority ~ Andrew Jackson)
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To: Uncle Joe Cannon

It's about bleedin' time he took a shot back, as opposed to his backbone-free father who "likes" the SinkMaster.


56 posted on 09/22/2005 1:15:04 PM PDT by Lazamataz (Islam is merely Nazism without the snappy fashion sense.)
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To: All

Anyone got Video?


57 posted on 09/22/2005 1:15:44 PM PDT by HonestConservative (Bless our Servicemen!)
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To: Uncle Joe Cannon

It appears he took a swipe at Reagan and Carter, too.


58 posted on 09/22/2005 1:16:10 PM PDT by Junior (Just because the voices in your head tell you to do things doesn't mean you have to listen to them)
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To: doug from upland
IT IS ABOUT FREAKING TIME!

Not really. This is poor timing on his part. This should have been said a long time ago, or after the Katrina and Rita hurricane stories die down.

Right now the American sheeple are not interested in tax cuts, Natalie Holloway,the war on terror, the Afghan elections,etc. They are interested in what hurricane Rita is going to cause in the way of destruction, and Rita's effects on gas and home heating oil prices.

This is poor timing on Bushes' part. Outside of FR and other politicaly oriented groups, it will get lost in the howling winds of Hurricane Rita. - tom

59 posted on 09/22/2005 1:16:35 PM PDT by Capt. Tom (Don't confuse the Bushies with the dumb Republicans - Capt. Tom)
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To: Uncle Joe Cannon

Very good! I have been depressed at the resounding silence coming out of the WH. I realize that there's no point in responding to every little Dem whimper, but failing to respond at all leaves Bush's supporters hung out to dry.


60 posted on 09/22/2005 1:16:42 PM PDT by livius
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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!"

Excellent dream.

But alas, only a dream.

61 posted on 09/22/2005 1:16:43 PM PDT by Mr. Mojo
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To: Uncle Joe Cannon

World War III began when the World Trade Center was bombed in 1993, but the Clinton administration treated it as a purely criminal case.

None of the terrorists were sentenced to death. Does anyone remember why?


62 posted on 09/22/2005 1:16:51 PM PDT by SmithL (There are a lot of people that hate Bush more than they hate terrorists)
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To: skeeter

especially "lacked character"


63 posted on 09/22/2005 1:16:51 PM PDT by berkley
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To: skeeter

especially "lacked character"


64 posted on 09/22/2005 1:16:59 PM PDT by berkley
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To: Jim Robinson
This Uncle Joe Cannon fellow.... I like him. He's been posting pretty pithy, solid observations; he's seemingly a real bootstrap conservative, and now he's posting good articles.

He's a nice addition to the batting lineup, coach.

65 posted on 09/22/2005 1:16:59 PM PDT by Lazamataz (Islam is merely Nazism without the snappy fashion sense.)
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To: jveritas
President Bush said this so many times before but I do not think you were listening, were you?

First I've heard of it; certainly the first time it's been intended as a broadside against the Fellatious First Felon.

66 posted on 09/22/2005 1:18:40 PM PDT by Lazamataz (Islam is merely Nazism without the snappy fashion sense.)
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To: Uncle Joe Cannon

FINALLY!


67 posted on 09/22/2005 1:19:20 PM PDT by Ditter
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To: Uncle Joe Cannon

And Iraq was involved in the first World Trade Center bombing, Iraq was involved in the bombing of the U.S. Embassy in Kenya, Iraqi Intelligence was involved in 9/11 planning meeting in Kuala Lumpur, Iraq supplied WMD (chemicals) to terrorists in Sudan, Saddam Hussein tried to assassinate Pres. George HW Bush, Saddam Hussein paid "rewards" to terrorist suicide bombers, Saddam Hussein gave the terrorists sanctuary in Iraq after they were run out of Afghanistan.
While the terrorists were attacking U.S. interests around the world, Billy Clinton was getting serviced in the Oval Office. Billy & Hillary undermined the U.S. military and failed to defend the U.S. against its enemies. As George W. Bush has said, the terrorist (with reason) expected the U.S. to roll over and play dead after 9/11 - or perhaps file a law suit in Federal court in San Francisco.


68 posted on 09/22/2005 1:21:38 PM PDT by foofoopowder
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To: Doc Savage
"Iran is next, then Syria!"

We should do it the other way around. That would make Med ports available for logistics.

69 posted on 09/22/2005 1:21:40 PM PDT by ASA Vet (Osama Bin Laden Abu Khanzier)
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To: Doc Savage
I've today ordered the execution of Saddam Hussein and all prisoners in Gitmo

What I wouldn't give to see THAT in tomorrow's noospaper!!!!
70 posted on 09/22/2005 1:21:47 PM PDT by reagan_fanatic (Darwinism is a belief in the meaninglessness of existence - R. Kirk)
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To: Uncle Joe Cannon

What is it Marines say? Hooya!


71 posted on 09/22/2005 1:24:21 PM PDT by tiki
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To: tiki

I think it's most of the armed forces these days, and it's HOOOAH.


72 posted on 09/22/2005 1:26:07 PM PDT by Lazamataz (Islam is merely Nazism without the snappy fashion sense.)
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To: Lazamataz; hophead
Here is the same from President Bush speech in San Diego on Agust 30th 2005 and I am sure there are other times that he said the same:

They will fail because the terrorists of our century are making the same mistake that the followers of other totalitarian ideologies made in the last century. They believe that democracies are inherently weak and corrupt and can be brought to their knees. They looked at our response after the hostage crisis in Iran, the bombings of 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. They concluded that free societies lack the courage and character to defend themselves against a determined enemy. Hear the words of Osama bin Laden that explain why he believed he could get away with the attacks of September the 11th, 2001: "We've seen in the last decade the decline of the American government and the weakness of the American soldier, who is ready to wage cold wars and unprepared to fight long wars... After a few blows they ran in defeat... [They forgot] about being a world leader..." End quote.

Link :http://www.whitehouse.gov/news/releases/2005/08/20050830-1.html

73 posted on 09/22/2005 1:26:17 PM PDT by jveritas (The Axis of Defeatism: Left wing liberals, Buchananites, and third party voters.)
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To: Junior

"It appears he took a swipe at Reagan and Carter, too."

Doesn't matter! Reagans dead and Carter...Well, who cares about Carter!


I think his 'aim' was just fine!


74 posted on 09/22/2005 1:26:22 PM PDT by Bigh4u2 (Denial is the first requirement to be a liberal)
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To: NYC Republican

Not quite true.

This wasn't a cheap shot like Clinton throws. Primarily his intention is to promote the Truth. This is why he included events under Reagan and Carter that contributed to the terror response of today by our enemies.

But, notice he named one act of Carter. One of Reagan. Numerous under Clinton. he could have chosen one, even two, but the number of instances he cites in the '90's is politically deliberate.

It was a clear, smooth shot at Clinton in part, though not whole.


75 posted on 09/22/2005 1:26:34 PM PDT by Soul Seeker (Barbour/Honore in '08)
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To: OldFriend

His comment was right on, just frustrated that its like pulling teeth to get these pols to figure it out. Its like they are always one disaster behind the 8 ball if then.


76 posted on 09/22/2005 1:28:34 PM PDT by samadams2000 (Nothing fills the void of a passing hurricane better than government)
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To: jveritas

It would take time to read that -- time better spent calling you names! ;^)


77 posted on 09/22/2005 1:29:11 PM PDT by Lazamataz (Islam is merely Nazism without the snappy fashion sense.)
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To: hophead
"He can't be growing a backbone now.

No, he grew a backbone some time ago. Either that or he sprouted wings. :-)
Remember the whole bulge in his suit coat debate?

78 posted on 09/22/2005 1:29:25 PM PDT by Spunky ("Everyone has a freedom of choice, but not of consequences.")
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To: foofoopowder

"And Iraq was involved in the first World Trade Center bombing, Iraq was involved in the bombing of the U.S. Embassy in Kenya, Iraqi Intelligence was involved in 9/11 planning meeting in Kuala Lumpur, Iraq supplied WMD (chemicals) to terrorists in Sudan, Saddam Hussein tried to assassinate Pres. George HW Bush, Saddam Hussein paid "rewards" to terrorist suicide bombers, Saddam Hussein gave the terrorists sanctuary in Iraq after they were run out of Afghanistan.
While the terrorists were attacking U.S. interests around the world, Billy Clinton was getting serviced in the Oval Office. Billy & Hillary undermined the U.S. military and failed to defend the U.S. against its enemies. As George W. Bush has said, the terrorist (with reason) expected the U.S. to roll over and play dead after 9/11 - or perhaps file a law suit in Federal court in San Francisco."


Wow. Anytime you feel the need to repeat this, please do.

I know a few RINO talk show hosts that need the reminder.


79 posted on 09/22/2005 1:29:25 PM PDT by HonestConservative (Bless our Servicemen!)
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To: Uncle Joe Cannon

It's about time!


80 posted on 09/22/2005 1:30:01 PM PDT by bonfire (dwindler)
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To: Uncle Joe Cannon

He's a little late to start rallying the country, I'd say.


81 posted on 09/22/2005 1:30:01 PM PDT by colorado tanker (The People Have Spoken)
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To: Lazamataz

LOL :)


82 posted on 09/22/2005 1:30:23 PM PDT by jveritas (The Axis of Defeatism: Left wing liberals, Buchananites, and third party voters.)
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To: Jim Robinson
Peace through superior firepower!

Or another way of saying it:

George W. Bush... Saving your ass whether you like it or not!

Couldn't say it better myself.

83 posted on 09/22/2005 1:30:45 PM PDT by steveegg ($3.00 a gallon is the price you pay for ANWR! Start drilling or stop whining! - HT Falcon4.0)
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To: Lazamataz
It would take time to read that -- time better spent calling you names! ;^)

Thanks for providing the presstitutes' excuse.

84 posted on 09/22/2005 1:31:51 PM PDT by steveegg ($3.00 a gallon is the price you pay for ANWR! Start drilling or stop whining! - HT Falcon4.0)
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To: hophead

I have had a backbone for President Bush and will continue to have 175% support. So have millions of us!!!!!!


85 posted on 09/22/2005 1:32:09 PM PDT by JFC (West Texas flatlander)
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To: Uncle Joe Cannon

President Bush is right . . . and it's about time he said something! If Boy Clinton and Liver-lips Carter had been half as aggressive and strident in fighting foreign enemies as they are now in criticizing the guy who's actually being a president and doing the job of commander-in-chief, we wouldn't have the problems we're facing now.

For two former presidents to carp about the current president's policies--especially during time of war--and for obvious political reasons, why, it's absolutely disgraceful.
But what should we expect from either of them? Clinton was (is) a lying scoundrel and Carter as president was (and remains) an absolute joke.
You know the Democratic party is in tatters when its leading candidate is a manipulative, cynical, amoral shrew, and the only reason that she isn't in there beating the drum with the Kennedy, Carter and her "husband" is that she understands such conduct is reprehensible as well as unpatriotic. When has that recognition ever stopped them?


86 posted on 09/22/2005 1:32:18 PM PDT by tumblindice
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To: Soul Seeker

Didn't encompass Reagan, he got the hostages out and rebuilt the tattered military under Carter into a massive force the Soviets withered with fear from.


87 posted on 09/22/2005 1:32:41 PM PDT by quantfive
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To: Uncle Joe Cannon
'The terrorists concluded that we lacked the courage and character to defend ourselves and so they attacked us.'

And their conclusion was correct as far as the spineless bent one when he was in office.

88 posted on 09/22/2005 1:33:08 PM PDT by b4its2late (FOOTBALL REFEREES: Best seat in the house, and we're paid to be there.)
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To: hophead

I got the distinct impression he was pissed off this morning when he gave his news conference. There was a very different tone to his voice and even his walk was different.


89 posted on 09/22/2005 1:34:01 PM PDT by Arizona Carolyn
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To: Uncle Joe Cannon

major bttt


90 posted on 09/22/2005 1:34:19 PM PDT by Chicos_Bail_Bonds
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To: quantfive
the bombings in the Marine barracks in Lebanon

When did this happen.

91 posted on 09/22/2005 1:34:51 PM PDT by Soul Seeker (Barbour/Honore in '08)
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To: cubreporter

I felt the speech he made this morning was definitely made for primetime...


92 posted on 09/22/2005 1:35:18 PM PDT by Arizona Carolyn
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To: Uncle Joe Cannon

bttt


93 posted on 09/22/2005 1:35:24 PM PDT by nicmarlo
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To: colorado tanker

"He's a little late to start rallying the country, I'd say."

I'm sure you would.

But you would be wrong.


94 posted on 09/22/2005 1:35:38 PM PDT by Bigh4u2 (Denial is the first requirement to be a liberal)
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To: Uncle Joe Cannon

More than anything, Bush's weak defense of his positions has dragged down his approval ratings.


95 posted on 09/22/2005 1:35:38 PM PDT by Always Right
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To: samadams2000; Doc Savage
Why are you guys changing the subject? Nothing the President said had anything to do with what you two mention.


If you want a Google GMail account, FReepmail me.
They're going fast!

96 posted on 09/22/2005 1:36:01 PM PDT by rdb3 (NON-conservative, American exceptionalist here.)
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To: Lucky2

Ain't that the truth! Maybe he read Novak's column this morning and decided it was time????


97 posted on 09/22/2005 1:36:31 PM PDT by Arizona Carolyn
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To: Uncle Joe Cannon
He can't be growing a backbone now.

Nope. He blamed Carter, Reagan and Clinton equally. Mentioned '79 Tehran, '83 Beirut barracks bombing as well as the Embassies, WTC 93 and the Cole.

98 posted on 09/22/2005 1:37:38 PM PDT by montag813
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To: tumblindice

Shuck the untouchable shields Carter and Clinton have donned and FIRE truth bullets into their miserable hides.


99 posted on 09/22/2005 1:37:49 PM PDT by Carolinamom (Life is a journey, not a destination.)
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To: Uncle Joe Cannon

That's what we want to hear. Give 'em a few more.


100 posted on 09/22/2005 1:38:12 PM PDT by Deetes (God Bless the Troops and their Families)
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