You can ask if Bush is doing enough, but you can't seriously ask if Bush is no different from Clinton, can you?
We'll keep treading down this "kinder, gentler" road of PC war until we've reached the brink of defeat...maybe not even then.
I honestly can't get my mind around how we came to this. I know that it is the left and their "ideals" that brought us to where we are, but I can't understand how we allowed it to happen. Incrementalism, I suppose. I don't believe we can "increment" our way back, either.
Clinton was not prevented by from taking Osama because of 'rules of engagement'; but rather, Osama, despite being offered to Clinton, 'on a platter'. . .was insead saved by Clinton's fear; as an already 'engaged' President declined the opportunity. And for sure. . . Monica was just more 'pressing. . .
U.S. Military, OTOH. . .could not bomb the Taliban; because it would be a 'war crime' - prohibited because of Military's 'Rules of Engagement'.
Imagine the Dems howl over that one. . .would they say 'i m p e a c h m e n t'. . .faster than we can print it.P> And sure, why not change them. . .and sure. . .why not have 'real' prisons in Gitmo? Or why not call them 'terrorists' instead of criminals. . .or can we even say. ..Islamo Fascists. . .the list goes on.
. . .as does the nasty politics of war - right here at home.
Clinton had no problem with bombing Orthodox Serbs on their Easter.
President Bush doesn't sit at the controls of every aspect of this war.
I would think this incident was more of a failure to communicate with the generals or other command structures.
I guess there is no reason not to Blaine everything on the president.
Posted a lot here at FR, "It's Bush's fault"
I would bet the president is as P*ssed as everyone else.
Good point! Both get off scott free among their base supporters (along with OBL and the Taliban). Some on this board even blame "the officers on the ground" for not trashing their oath and disobeying the orders of the president and those appointed over them by going after the Taliban anyway. Bushbots and Clintonestas, it doesn't matter who wins the Global War on Terror so long their pretender-in-chief stays above the fray...sczeech!