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Leahy: Bush Dropped Ball, 9-11 'Could Have Been Avoided'
NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein

Posted on 05/04/2010 5:54:25 PM PDT by governsleastgovernsbest

As appeals to bi-partisanship go, this could down as recent history's most contemptible and hypocritical . . .

On this evening's Ed Show, bemoaning the lack of conservative support for Pres. Obama handling of the Times Square attempted bombing, Dem senator Patrick Leahy has accused Pres. Bush of having "dropped the ball" on 9-11, claiming "9-11 could have been avoided."

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Politics/Elections; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: 911; 911conspiracy; blamegame; bloggersandpersonal; bushsfault; georgewbush; leahy; leakyleahy; patrickleahy; timesqbomber
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1 posted on 05/04/2010 5:54:25 PM PDT by governsleastgovernsbest
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Leahy blames Bush for not preventing 9-11. Ping to Today show list.


2 posted on 05/04/2010 5:55:18 PM PDT by governsleastgovernsbest
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Leahy was in the Senate then, he had power as well, why didn’t he do or say anything?


3 posted on 05/04/2010 5:55:25 PM PDT by mnehring
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Ever notice how much Leahy looks like a hemorrhoid?


4 posted on 05/04/2010 5:55:41 PM PDT by Blogger
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

I’m thinking Cheney should have followed up his, “Go F**K yourself” statement with a nice right cross to the jaw.


5 posted on 05/04/2010 5:55:45 PM PDT by OCCASparky (Obama--Playing a West Wing fantasy in a '24' world.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

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Gorelick

Plus W had to spend the first months of his presidency fighting that unpatriotic jerk’s BS election challenge.

Give algore some credit for 9/11


6 posted on 05/04/2010 5:56:50 PM PDT by Touch Not the Cat (Where is the light? Wonder if it's weeping somewhere...)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Well, it was preventable- if the feckless Blowjob Bill had not wasted cruise missiles on empty space, then perhaps they would have struck a worthwhile target...such as Osama bin Laden.....


7 posted on 05/04/2010 5:56:59 PM PDT by GenXteacher (He that hath no stomach for this fight, let him depart!)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
Agreed with the Leaky one: 9-11 Could have been avoided...

Look up 'Gorelick Wall', and the Rip Van Winkle Clinton years...

8 posted on 05/04/2010 5:57:19 PM PDT by El Cid (Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house...)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Leahy is an idiot.

Bush didn’t even have his whole Cabinet confirmed on 9/11. The Dems in Congress were dragging their feet, the transition wasn’t really even complete.


9 posted on 05/04/2010 5:58:06 PM PDT by GeronL (http://libertyfic.proboards.com << Get your science fiction and fiction test marketed)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

The “progressives” are at war with us, and have stepped up their war of words. The sooner this all blows up, the bettter. The water is getting warmer...


10 posted on 05/04/2010 5:58:36 PM PDT by Canedawg (I'm not digging this tyranny thing.)
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To: mnehring

Leakey Leahy speaks! A Congress that cared more for the country and its citizens could have helped. Instead of the Congress that detested Bush for the 2000 election when the annotated one (the) AlGore lost. A biased Florida courts system started the ball rolling by violating Florida election law.


11 posted on 05/04/2010 6:00:29 PM PDT by K-oneTexas (I'm not a judge and there ain't enough of me to be a jury. (Zell Miller, A National Party No More))
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To: mnehring

yes Leaky Leahy was there well before Bush. At least Bush acted unlike the Unknown comic who was telling Predator drone jokes and the correspondants dinner. How does Leahy feel about O’s handling of the Husan terror spree at Fort Hood?


12 posted on 05/04/2010 6:00:48 PM PDT by funfan
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

GWB lives in Dem’s heads as does Limbaugh.


13 posted on 05/04/2010 6:01:12 PM PDT by Bronzy
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Obama could have prevented the oil spill now going on in the Gulf of Mexico,


14 posted on 05/04/2010 6:01:47 PM PDT by bikerman (Impeachment ! Has a nice ring to it don't you think?)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
Leahy's either a liar or ignorant (maybe both?)

Sworn testimony from Richard Clarke, President Clinton's anti-terror czar:

GORTON: Now, since my yellow light is on, at this point my final question will be this: Assuming that the recommendations that you made on January 25th of 2001, based on Delenda, based on Blue Sky, including aid to the Northern Alliance, which had been an agenda item at this point for two and a half years without any action, assuming that there had been more Predator reconnaissance missions, assuming that that had all been adopted say on January 26th, year 2001, is there the remotest chance that it would have prevented 9/11?

CLARKE: No.

By the time the Bush Administration was sworn in, it was already too late.

15 posted on 05/04/2010 6:02:04 PM PDT by PugetSoundSoldier (Indignation over the Sting of Truth is the defense of the indefensible)
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To: PugetSoundSoldier

Great info: thanks for posting.


16 posted on 05/04/2010 6:03:44 PM PDT by governsleastgovernsbest
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To: El Cid

Yes, the Gorelick Wall (to prevent information about Clinton illegal fundraising from becoming public knowledge) and Clinton’s refusal to take Osama bin Laden when the Sudan offered him...9/11 could have been avoided but it was Clinton’s fault.


17 posted on 05/04/2010 6:03:54 PM PDT by Verginius Rufus
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To: mnehring
Clinton and Leahy should have stopped the terrorists when they were taking flying--NOT landing--lessons!

BO has been in office twice as long as Bush was on 911.

Leaht has always been a jerk!

18 posted on 05/04/2010 6:07:27 PM PDT by lonestar (Better Obama picks his nose than our pockets!)
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To: mnehring
I do believe it was Leaky Leahy that let it slip that we were tracking Bin Ladin via his cell phone. Yep, it could have been avoided if people would quit putting traitorous morons in office.
19 posted on 05/04/2010 6:08:17 PM PDT by bitterohiogunclinger (America held hostage - day 393)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

The idiot! Bush had barely been in office for a matter of mere months. Clinton is the real culprit.


20 posted on 05/04/2010 6:09:49 PM PDT by MrChips (MrChips)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
The best defense is a good offense.

On Obama's watch, a number of terrorism acts have happened or been attempted.

So what do you do to avoid answering questions of responsibility? Create a controversy about what happened on 9-11 during the Bush administration

21 posted on 05/04/2010 6:09:54 PM PDT by llevrok (TEA wakes up America !)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Thank you for that Leaky. You can go back to sleep now. Nappy nap time.


22 posted on 05/04/2010 6:10:26 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Proud Arizonan!)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

First time planes were used as missiles. No way to know, but if the later Bush policies were in place, there would have been no 9-11.


23 posted on 05/04/2010 6:10:52 PM PDT by A CA Guy ( God Bless America, God bless and keep safe our fighting men and women.)
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To: Blogger

Ever notice how much Leahy looks like a hemorrhoid?

^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^I needed a mirror, but I saw Leahy staring at me.


24 posted on 05/04/2010 6:12:10 PM PDT by o-n-money
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

That comment from “Leaky Leahy,” he’s a joke and a disgrace!

“In January 1987 Leahy was forced to resign as vice chair of the Intelligence Committee after leaking classified information about the Iran-Contra affair. It was considered to be one of the most serious breaches of secrecy in the Committee’s history.”

http://www.discoverthenetworks.org/individualProfile.asp?indid=2038


25 posted on 05/04/2010 6:13:11 PM PDT by moose2004 (Stand up, speak out and stop Obamacare and GE)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

The worst part about all this is that the exact same thing will happen to the next Republican president. Obama’s dawdling and sycophantic behavior towards the enemy will set the stage for another major terrorists attack. A different administration will be blamed for it. Only the good guys pay the price.


26 posted on 05/04/2010 6:14:50 PM PDT by Soothesayer (The United States of America Rest in Peace November 4 2008)
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To: o-n-money

ROFL! Oh, only if Preparation H would take care of it all...


27 posted on 05/04/2010 6:14:59 PM PDT by Blogger
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

leahy sucks (literally)


28 posted on 05/04/2010 6:15:23 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (Support our troops....and vote out the RINOS!)
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To: Blogger

Leahy is such a total loser of human being. He is one pitiful sack...


29 posted on 05/04/2010 6:16:37 PM PDT by hal ogen ($10 (I think) ajmo0unts through the internet from all over the world.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

How many years was Clinton in the White House, and what did he do about Al Qaeda? Democrats should take the blame for their own omissions, and stop putting it on somebody else. Democrats always walk away from their mistakes, and no one even points out the fact when they do.


30 posted on 05/04/2010 6:17:25 PM PDT by popdonnelly (The enormous crimes in history were all perpetrated by governments.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

The planning for the September 11 attacks began in 1999. Who was in the White House then?


31 posted on 05/04/2010 6:18:12 PM PDT by popdonnelly (The enormous crimes in history were all perpetrated by governments.)
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To: Blogger

ROFL! Oh, only if Preparation H would take care of it all...

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I use Presidential H...only for important Aholes.


32 posted on 05/04/2010 6:18:15 PM PDT by o-n-money
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To: bitterohiogunclinger
The only thing that worries these birds is how people will vote on election day. National security isn't that important when people are so willing to believe Democratic lies.
33 posted on 05/04/2010 6:18:33 PM PDT by oyez (The difference in genius and stupidity is that genius has it limits.)
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To: OCCASparky

I second Cheney’s sentiment.


34 posted on 05/04/2010 6:19:13 PM PDT by popdonnelly (The enormous crimes in history were all perpetrated by governments.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

“President Bush...”dropped the ball”

Leahy needs his balls drop-kicked.


35 posted on 05/04/2010 6:19:53 PM PDT by beelzepug (This administration is a tagline-rich environment.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Clinton was too stupid to realize the war started with Somalia and the 1st WTC bombing. He did nothing while 30-40,000 terrorists trained to make war on us.

The usa was weak for 8 years.

If Bush had tried to make war right away, Leahy would have tried to Impeach Bush.


36 posted on 05/04/2010 6:21:33 PM PDT by Finalapproach29er (Obama will sink as fast as he rose. Idolatry will not succeed. Be patient, folks...)
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To: stephenjohnbanker

Literally?


37 posted on 05/04/2010 6:24:49 PM PDT by Protect the Bill of Rights (Just another loony nationalistic egotist.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
"leaky" Leahy is a contemptible excuse for a man. If he had any integrity whatsoever, he would shut his mouth, because he knows it was Jamie Gorelick, Assistance Attorney General under Clinton, who shut the door against examining a computer that would have revealed the plot.

The proper response to this nasty man is what Vice President Cheney said to him, "F**k you." But if we cannot be that accurate, let is at least say that he is still a liar, just lying about something new tonight.

Billybob, etc.

38 posted on 05/04/2010 6:25:17 PM PDT by Congressman Billybob (www.TheseAretheTimes.us)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

What Cheney said! Here’s at ya Leahy.


39 posted on 05/04/2010 6:29:58 PM PDT by WildWeasel
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

He’s full of crap. The democrats and their wall are to blame for 9/11. Nice try to rewrite history Leahy. GFY


40 posted on 05/04/2010 6:30:11 PM PDT by plain talk
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Leahy is a piece of puke. Anything he has to say is strictly unadulterated BS.

Th p[eople who elect him have to be retards./


41 posted on 05/04/2010 6:30:23 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: plain talk

Could have been avoided if Clinton and company had done their jobs.


42 posted on 05/04/2010 6:31:34 PM PDT by TNCMAXQ
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Leahy has dipped his spear in genocide more than once. He has no moral standing in any venue.


43 posted on 05/04/2010 6:31:40 PM PDT by muawiyah ("Git Out The Way")
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

OK...which one of you thought it would be funny to put fresh batteries in this antique?


44 posted on 05/04/2010 6:31:46 PM PDT by Tex-Con-Man
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

I’m being very nice, which is totally against my nature...

I DO NOT LIKE HIM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


45 posted on 05/04/2010 6:32:33 PM PDT by sissyjane (He had a dream. We got a nightmare!)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Leahy has taken Obama’s advise and is reading Huffington’s Post.


46 posted on 05/04/2010 6:34:26 PM PDT by chemicalman (Smackdown! Coming soon to an election near you.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

I can only echo Vice President Cheney on this one.


47 posted on 05/04/2010 6:35:14 PM PDT by SueRae
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
Leaky Leahy.

Enough said.

48 posted on 05/04/2010 6:35:48 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (FYBO: Islam is a religion of peace, and Muslims reserve the right to kill anyone who says otherwise.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

WTF happened, America? Why are we letting these idiots act like they are in charge?


49 posted on 05/04/2010 6:38:11 PM PDT by Kryn-Man (Self-righteous, gun-totin', military-lovin', redneck)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Bush MIGHT have stopped 9/11! .......

....... But Leahy leaked the interception plans to Al Qaeda.


50 posted on 05/04/2010 6:40:06 PM PDT by Lazamataz ("We beat the Soviet Union. Then we became them." -- Lazamataz, 2005)
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