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9/11: A Clinton Legacy (Bill Clinton quiet about his foreign policy failures as he stumps for Obama)
Breitbart ^ | 11 Sep 2012 | JOEL B. POLLAK

Posted on 09/17/2012 7:14:09 AM PDT by Qbert

Former President Bill Clinton is campaigning on the 11th anniversary of 9/11, hitting the stump for President Barack Obama’s re-election effort in swing states, despite the fact that both campaigns are supposedly taking the day off. That is typical Obama--take the high ground while others do the dirty work. Meanwhile, the New York Times renews its attack on Obama’s predecessor for “negligence” in ignoring warnings about the attacks.

It seems only fair, then, to remind the American public that not only does Obama skip most of his daily intelligence briefings, but also that the Clinton administration bears some of the blame for allowing 9/11 to happen. The 9/11 commission identified several Clinton failures, including four missed chances to kill Osama bin Laden, and a failure to adopt “a more aggressive counterterrorism posture” after Al Qaeda’s initial attacks.

The Clinton administration sent a signal to Al Qaeda that terrorism would succeed in pushing the United States out of the Middle East when, in response to the embassy bombings in Kenya and Tanzania, the U.S. pulled back its diplomatic presence in the region. Clinton answered with an ineffectual cruise missile attack on Afghanistan and Sudan; Al Qaeda followed up with its deadly attack on the U.S.S. Cole in October 2000.

That is not the only failure of the Clinton administration that the media has chosen to forget...

(Excerpt) Read more at breitbart.com ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: billclinton; obama

1 posted on 09/17/2012 7:14:12 AM PDT by Qbert
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Except for Conservatives, I don’t know one person who blames Clinton (although they should), they always blame Bush. I think even history will blame Bush for 9/11 due to liberals running the school systems.


2 posted on 09/17/2012 7:16:40 AM PDT by napscoordinator (Paul Ryan/Rick Santorum 2012....That would be the best scenario ever.)
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The 9/11 commission identified several Clinton failures, including four missed chances to kill Osama bin Laden, and a failure to adopt “a more aggressive counterterrorism posture” after Al Qaeda’s initial attacks.

Clinton and Carter set the stage for this mess...

3 posted on 09/17/2012 7:20:40 AM PDT by GOPJ (first they came for those clinging to their guns and religion, and I did not speak out....)
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"Except for Conservatives, I don’t know one person who blames Clinton (although they should), they always blame Bush."

I disagree. It was pretty clear at the time of 9/11 that most Americans realized Clinton had failed them. He had his chance to take out OBL, and he didn't. Atta and the other terrorists snuck in on his watch.

Clinton knows it too- despite the fact that he's always talking, he always seems to avoid this issue.

4 posted on 09/17/2012 7:23:40 AM PDT by Qbert ("The best defense against usurpatory government is an assertive citizenry" - William F. Buckley, Jr.)
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Obama has much in common with Osama. Both hate America. Both have/had friends who bombed the Pentagon.


5 posted on 09/17/2012 7:27:37 AM PDT by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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From what I read in “The Looming Tower”, Clinton and more specifically Jaime Gorelick completely owned the 9-11 attack. Republicans gave them a pass, and that's why they're the stupid party.
6 posted on 09/17/2012 7:37:18 AM PDT by throwback (The object of opening the mind, is as of opening the mouth, is to shut it again on something solid.)
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Should the unthinkable happen ( Obama keeps the WH), I believe the Clintons will be named the Cover-Up Czars. Oh hell, make Bill the new Press Secretary. He can lie like no other.


7 posted on 09/17/2012 7:52:29 AM PDT by Artie (We are surrounded by MORONS)
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I'm just waiting to see if Bill Clinton will follow through on his 2006 promise about Israel being attacked:

“The Israelis know that if the Iraqi or the Iranian army came across the Jordan River, I would personally grab a rifle, get in a ditch, and fight and die.”

8 posted on 09/17/2012 9:14:54 AM PDT by mass55th (Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway...John Wayne)
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