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
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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.
W forgot OKC, Flight 800 and the other one with the egyptian carshing into the sea. Oh well, good start.
Some mod might hassle you for using that word without the pretty **'s.
I actually felt ill when he made that statement recently.
It's about bleedin' time he took a shot back, as opposed to his backbone-free father who "likes" the SinkMaster.
Anyone got Video?
It appears he took a swipe at Reagan and Carter, too.
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
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.
But alas, only a dream.
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?
especially "lacked character"
especially "lacked character"
He's a nice addition to the batting lineup, coach.
First I've heard of it; certainly the first time it's been intended as a broadside against the Fellatious First Felon.
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.
We should do it the other way around. That would make Med ports available for logistics.
What is it Marines say? Hooya!
I think it's most of the armed forces these days, and it's HOOOAH.
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.
"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!
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.
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.
It would take time to read that -- time better spent calling you names! ;^)
No, he grew a backbone some time ago. Either that or he sprouted wings. :-)
Remember the whole bulge in his suit coat debate?
"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.
It's about time!
He's a little late to start rallying the country, I'd say.
Or another way of saying it:
George W. Bush... Saving your ass whether you like it or not!
Couldn't say it better myself.
Thanks for providing the presstitutes' excuse.
I have had a backbone for President Bush and will continue to have 175% support. So have millions of us!!!!!!
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?
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.
And their conclusion was correct as far as the spineless bent one when he was in office.
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.
When did this happen.
I felt the speech he made this morning was definitely made for primetime...
"He's a little late to start rallying the country, I'd say."
I'm sure you would.
But you would be wrong.
More than anything, Bush's weak defense of his positions has dragged down his approval ratings.
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They're going fast!
Ain't that the truth! Maybe he read Novak's column this morning and decided it was time????
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.
Shuck the untouchable shields Carter and Clinton have donned and FIRE truth bullets into their miserable hides.
That's what we want to hear. Give 'em a few more.