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Trump triples down on George W. Bushs responsibility for 9/11
The Washington Post ^ | 10-18-2015 | Karoun Demirjian

Posted on 10/18/2015 6:57:51 AM PDT by sheikdetailfeather

Donald Trump says he doesn’t flat out blame former president George W. Bush that the Sept. 11 terror attacks happened on his watch. But he can think of three reasons why one could hold Bush responsible.

And, he might add, they are three things a President Trump would do very differently.

“You always have to look to the person at the top,” Trump said Saturday in a telephone interview. “Do I blame George Bush? I only say that he was the president at the time, and you know, you could say the buck stops here.”

So why might one consider Bush responsible?

No. 1: Bush’s immigration policy. “We had very weak immigration laws,” Trump said, adding that perhaps if Bush had had a Trump-style immigration policy, replete with “the strong laws that I’m wanting, these terrorists wouldn’t have been in the country.”

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Quite interesting explanations here in this article.
1 posted on 10/18/2015 6:57:52 AM PDT by sheikdetailfeather
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To: sheikdetailfeather

Most of the major media at the time said that it was Bush’s fault. But only liberals are allowed to say that.


2 posted on 10/18/2015 7:02:23 AM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: sheikdetailfeather

As the “Buck Stops Here” person. He was technically responsible. But the real responsibility for 9/11 was President William Jefferson Clinton and Jaime Gorelick.

The former had the opportunity to dispense with Osama Bin Laden much earlier, and the second is responsible, as Assist AG, in throwing up the “wall” between the CIA and FBI with respect to interchange of information between them that should have stopped the actual plan.

No one else.


3 posted on 10/18/2015 7:02:28 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: sheikdetailfeather
Everything Trump says is true...the whole article is true....he's not blaming anyone, if jeb can't take the heat of the oven then he best not be in the kitchen...

I think this is jeb’s way of getting out of the race, it's like death by cop....in jeb’s feeble mind he thinks if Trump keeps ‘attacking’ him, he can lose and say it was Trumps fault because he can't blame himself for being so unimportant and stupid....

4 posted on 10/18/2015 7:07:04 AM PDT by HarleyLady27 (I have such happy days, and hope you do too!!!)
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To: Gaffer

Add Ted Kennedy for our immigration laws.
And add every president from Carter on for weak border control.


5 posted on 10/18/2015 7:07:47 AM PDT by DannyTN
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To: Gaffer

Didn’t Syria twice contact Clinton when they had bin Laden in their sights and he refused to do anything?

Also, don’t forget the man who, just after 9/11 when we were going after those responsible, did have bin Laden in his sights from the air and refused to give the order to shoot him saying ‘he just didn’t feel good about it’.

Blame to go everywhere.


6 posted on 10/18/2015 7:07:55 AM PDT by Cowgirl of Justice
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To: sheikdetailfeather

OH MAN, TRUMP STEPPED IN IT THIS TIME! THIS IS IT! REINCE, TOM DONAHUE, GET THE CHAMPAGNE! YOU DON’T TALK ABOUT 9/11! TRUMP’S POLL NUMBERS WILL TANK NOW, I TELL YA!


7 posted on 10/18/2015 7:09:12 AM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist (I am going to get those guns out of peoples hands. - Hillary Clinton 10/05/2015)
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To: sheikdetailfeather
Trump was right. And the coordination between the three agencies was noted a long time ago that let some of the terrorists slip through. All Trump did was, when forced by Jeb, restate the same that was known before. Anyone that cannot see that Trump is very much up to speed to get this Country back to being great and safer is sadly mistaken. Tons of crap King Obama has done will take years to change if ever. King Obama is the worst communists black Muslim terrorists the Country has ever seen.
8 posted on 10/18/2015 7:10:10 AM PDT by Logical me
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To: sheikdetailfeather

Fascinating how everyone here is lining up to place blame on Dems and/or ‘Pubs, and not one mention of the Saudis, Osama, or Islam. Amazing.


9 posted on 10/18/2015 7:10:29 AM PDT by Teacher317 (We have now sunk to a depth at which restatement of the obvious is the first duty of intelligent men)
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To: Cowgirl of Justice

I believe so.....maybe more times than that, but that’s probably secret still today.

The cretins of this country were so enamored of a two-d!ck billy goat who was a serial philanderer, rapist, no-good slick-talking asswipe, that it couldn’t see the devilry he and his wife and associate ilk let happen in their road to power.


10 posted on 10/18/2015 7:10:42 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: sheikdetailfeather

Trump’s first point is an impossible expectation. Unless Bush came into office like a dictator and set about changing immigration law in his first few months in office via Executive Order...the law wasn’t going to change anytime soon. BUT...the question remains how well the Executive Branch was enforcing existing law and did that have an effect on the 9/11 terrorists?

Points Number 2 & 3 could be fairly valid as those are Executive Branch responsibilities. The argument against those perceptions is how much of a ‘honeymoon’ period should the new President have?


11 posted on 10/18/2015 7:11:37 AM PDT by EBH ( “I will stand with the Muslims should the political winds shift in an ugly direction.”)
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To: Cowgirl of Justice

It was Qatar or something like that, I believe.


12 posted on 10/18/2015 7:12:56 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: HarleyLady27

He didn’t call for GWB’s impeachment over this. He said the impeachable offense was starting a war based on a lie.


13 posted on 10/18/2015 7:14:17 AM PDT by Lisbon1940 (No full-term governors)
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14 posted on 10/18/2015 7:14:25 AM PDT by onedoug
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To: sheikdetailfeather

Remember when George Bush backed away from the term Islamo Fascist??

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/4785065.stm

There are lots of reason why Bush didn’t “keep us safe”: Bush’s “be nice” to the murdering muslims campaign, his support for open borders, the fact that he kept Colin Powell around so long, forcing us to dither at the UN, his transportation secretary holdover from the Clinton Administration, the despicable terms of engagement with the enemy, paralleling Viet-Nam, his keeping quiet on the found yellow-cake being moved to Canada. And on, and on.


15 posted on 10/18/2015 7:15:30 AM PDT by cotton1706
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To: sheikdetailfeather

Just remember, all this 9-11 chatter by Trump isn’t about GW, it’s about Yeb!


16 posted on 10/18/2015 7:15:38 AM PDT by TexasCajun (#BlackViolenceMatters)
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To: cotton1706

sour grapes are out in force this mornin


17 posted on 10/18/2015 7:16:22 AM PDT by bert ((K.E.; N.P.; GOPc.;+12, 73, ....carson is the kinder gentler trump)
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To: Gaffer

But, knowing all of the crap that Clinton did, Bush did nothing to turn the tables upside down to eradicate it the moment he got into office. The fact that John Q. Public knew it, just what could one imagine was disseminated during the transition, even as late as it was.

The overriding fact is that with all of the warnings and threats from OBL himself, we recognized after the fact that the nation was fat, dumb and happy and we as a whole were asleep at the switch.

A proactive leader would have turned the tables upside down, fired others and cleared the decks to make sure those threats remained as that, threats. Instead, we had a government full of reactive politicians and we got nailed.

Thank God that Bush was able to react in a positive manner but then again covered for the Bin Laden family whisking them out of the country secretly while we had to cool our heels on a nationwide grounding of the entire commercial aviation system.

Then starts the “Religion of Peace” crap. Followed by the “Let’s go shopping!” They treated us like a bunch of children.


18 posted on 10/18/2015 7:19:19 AM PDT by mazda77
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To: Gaffer

And remember the woman who stepped up.....said something odd is happening.

Said there were some foreigners taking flight lessons....but they only wanted to learn how to takeoff....not how to land an aircraft.


19 posted on 10/18/2015 7:19:41 AM PDT by Liz
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To: sheikdetailfeather
The larger point that Trump doesn't quite touch on is that after Al Gore created a permanently divided America with his endless recounts, Bush did not feel he had enough of a public mandate to systematically remove the huge horde of progressive Clinton plants infesting all of the agencies - 9/11 may well have resulted directly because of the hordes of incompetents filling key positions in that year.

And the thing is, they never left during Bush's term - only adding to their numbers - and Obama has made it even worse. For a President Trump to fix anything, he will have to do what Bush did not dare to do and say "You're fired!" early and often, while remaining deaf to the caterwauling of the MSM.

20 posted on 10/18/2015 7:21:57 AM PDT by Mr. Jeeves ("Don't judge all Muslims by a few lunatics - judge all gun owners by a few lunatics." - The DNC)
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