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To: narby

This is NOT the first time - see e.g. San Diego on August 30th 2005:

"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.

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


19 posted on 09/23/2005 9:16:40 AM PDT by clawrence3
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To: clawrence3

"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.

You'd think they'd look at our history.


"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...


Right. That one only lasted...(what) 40 + years.


27 posted on 09/23/2005 9:30:01 AM PDT by Valin (The right to do something does not mean that doing it is right.)
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To: clawrence3

I am sure that Osama was emboldened by the US during the Clinton administration helping muslims to kill christians (SERBS) when we destroyed all of the bridges over the Danube and killed 3,000 innocent civilians. That was direct evidence of our stupidity and weakness.


28 posted on 09/23/2005 9:31:01 AM PDT by olezip
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