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If Only Al Gore Had Been Commander In Chief
Cashill.com ^ | 5/1/2008 | Jack Cashill

Posted on 05/01/2008 8:00:38 PM PDT by Sioux-san

This is the first in a two-part series.

When chief 9-11 operative Mohamed Atta arrived in the United States in June 2000, he had good reason to believe not only that Al Gore would be the next president, but that he would also be one tough adversary.

For Atta’s benefactor, Osama bin Laden, this was just as well. He was spoiling for a fight, and his beef was with Clinton and Gore, not Texas governor George Bush.

Truth be told, the boys of summer had been annoying bin Laden for the last eight years. They had particularly irked him with their treatment of Iraq.

In fact, two of the three specific gripes in bin Laden’s 1998 “kill all Americans” fatwa dealt with Iraq and America’s “continuing aggression against the Iraqi people.”

Just a week before that fatwa, President Clinton had piqued bin Laden by warning of “the very kind of threat Iraq poses now—a rogue state with weapons of mass destruction, ready to use them or provide them to terrorists.”

As to Al Gore, bin Laden knew he would be a tougher customer than his boss. In 1991, while Clinton waffled back in Arkansas, Gore was only one of ten Democratic senators to take to the Senate floor in support of the Gulf War resolution, which barely passed 52 to 47.

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


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 2000; algore; gore; ifonly; iraq
I almost wish Gore would have won.
1 posted on 05/01/2008 8:00:38 PM PDT by Sioux-san
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To: Sioux-san

Why?


2 posted on 05/01/2008 8:02:07 PM PDT by BenLurkin
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To: Sioux-san

We would all be living in teepees and eating tofu by now.


3 posted on 05/01/2008 8:02:42 PM PDT by doc1019 (Acts 16:31, Romans 10:13 ... nuff said.)
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To: Sioux-san

Algore would still be trying to figure out how to respond to 9-11.


4 posted on 05/01/2008 8:03:58 PM PDT by Huntress (Barack's chickens have come home to roost.)
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To: Sioux-san

Masochist, huh?


5 posted on 05/01/2008 8:04:21 PM PDT by goodnesswins (20 is the new 10)
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To: Sioux-san

I kind of doubt that Osama bin Laden gave a damn about who the next President was going to be...


6 posted on 05/01/2008 8:05:06 PM PDT by P-40 (Al Qaeda was working in Iraq. They were just undocumented.)
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To: Sioux-san
he had good reason to believe not only that Al Gore would be the next president, but that he would also be one tough adversary.
As to Al Gore, bin Laden knew he would be a tougher customer than his boss

You can always tell the delusional mind that is so wrapped up in its own fantasy that it no longer can see reality.

Pray tell me, Mr. Cashill, how were you so close to Osama that the inner workings of his mind came so clearly to your eyes and ears?

7 posted on 05/01/2008 8:05:20 PM PDT by bill1952 (I will vote for McCain if he resigns his Senate seat before this election.)
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To: Sioux-san

This post should have a barf alert, if only for the title.
I stopped reading at the “boys of summer”...wtf?


8 posted on 05/01/2008 8:08:11 PM PDT by adversarial (the pros and cons of voting for)
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To: doc1019

What has Gore ever succeeded in? When the going gets tough he finds a way out. i.e.schools, military, school again and then he takes his father’s job? OH yeah, he’s a real leader. sarc.


9 posted on 05/01/2008 8:09:06 PM PDT by Bringbackthedraft ( Folks, hate to say this but, Mc Cain is Dole vs Clinton again. Brace for it.)
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To: Sioux-san

I NEVER resort to name calling, but wishing that Al Gore had been in charge on 9/11 is the stupidest thought ever.


10 posted on 05/01/2008 8:09:14 PM PDT by Coldwater Creek
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To: Sioux-san

Links not working for me?!


11 posted on 05/01/2008 8:10:22 PM PDT by PROCON (Dems=You can Fool Some of the People all of the Time--Abraham Lincoln)
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To: Bringbackthedraft

Seems to be succeeding in making millions on his daffy idea that we, as humans, could ruin the earth! Grifter, I believe they call someone like him …

Success at last!


12 posted on 05/01/2008 8:14:21 PM PDT by doc1019 (Acts 16:31, Romans 10:13 ... nuff said.)
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To: Sioux-san

Maybe I’m just being a partisan conservative here, but what would give a terrorist mastermind reason to think Al Gore would be a tough adversary? His boss was the one who ran from Mogadishu - and we know what bin Laden made of that.


13 posted on 05/01/2008 8:15:50 PM PDT by Irish Rose (Will work for chocolate.)
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To: Irish Rose
what would give a terrorist mastermind reason to think Al Gore would be a tough adversary?

Nothing. This is just a Goron having a wet dream

14 posted on 05/01/2008 8:23:45 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: Sioux-san
****When chief 9-11 operative Mohamed Atta arrived in the United States in June 2000, he had good reason to believe not only that Al Gore would be the next president, but that he would also be one tough adversary.****

When I read the first paragraph I thought this was Jay Leno's first joke for tonights show.

15 posted on 05/01/2008 8:24:20 PM PDT by fkabuckeyesrule (Do people who say hello at the end of each sentence know how stupid they appear to be?)
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To: Sioux-san
If Gore had been president in 2001, The IEDs would be exploding not in Baghdad but in US cities. The US economy would be in its 6th year of massive recession and the price of gasoline would be edging toward $5 as a result of new carbon taxes.
16 posted on 05/01/2008 8:25:28 PM PDT by The Great RJ ("Mir we bleiwen wat mir sin" or "We want to remain what we are." ..Luxembourg motto)
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To: Sioux-san

What a load of CRAP!


17 posted on 05/01/2008 8:26:39 PM PDT by A. Morgan (VOTE FOR A LIBERAL N' WE'LL BE UP TO OUR NECKS IN ILLEGALS and OUTA' GAS!)
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To: hinckley buzzard
This is just a Goron having a wet dream

Cashill is a regularly appearing kook spouting nonsense about TWA 800 at Wing Nut Daily.

18 posted on 05/01/2008 8:32:49 PM PDT by Strategerist
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To: Sioux-san

First, the 9/11 attack was the fault of Clinton and Gore. It was planned and set up while they were in office, and they didn’t stop it. There is no reason to believe Gore would have stopped the 9/11 attack, just as Clinton and Gore did not stop the 1993 attack, that occurred on their watch and was their responsibility.

Why did the 9/11 attack take place? Because after the attack in 1993 Clinton and Gore did Not Take the Fight to the Enemy by invading Muslim countries as President Bush has. In the 7 1/2 years since 9/11/2001, there have been no successful attacks on the US Homeland. That is because our President is taking the battle to the enemy in Iraq and Afghanistan.

If Gore was President, we would have suffered innumerablde attacks in the years since 9/11 because Dims are cowards and would not have the courage of President Bush to send our fighting men and women into Iraq and Afghanistan.


19 posted on 05/01/2008 8:34:57 PM PDT by FFranco
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To: adversarial; All

Read the entire article. Cashill nails it.


20 posted on 05/01/2008 8:39:06 PM PDT by Eagles6 ( Typical White Guy: Christian, Constitutionalist, Heterosexual, Redneck)
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To: Sioux-san
I almost wish Gore would have won.

Almost think what the Supreme Court would look like today.

21 posted on 05/01/2008 8:50:34 PM PDT by lonestar
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To: Sioux-san

22 posted on 05/01/2008 8:52:29 PM PDT by maine-iac7 (Typical Gun-Toting, Jesus-Loving Gramma)
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To: P-40

I would agree...Bin Laden had his plans laid out and the guy who happened to be president...didn’t much matter.

Even the actions after 9-11...its hard to say if Gore would have picked a better strategy or not. I doubt if Gore would have gone into Iraq, but he would sent tens of thousands of GI’s into Afghanistan. This is one of those “what if” situations that we could debate for years.


23 posted on 05/01/2008 8:53:30 PM PDT by pepsionice
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To: Sioux-san

Address not valid.. is what I get when I click the link..but wishing Gore had won is indeed an astonishing wish.

Please explain.


24 posted on 05/01/2008 8:53:41 PM PDT by MEG33 (God Bless Our Military)
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To: MEG33
Please explain.

The url embedded into the link has three "/" after http: ... all you need to do is go in, delete one of the backslashes and it'll work fine.
25 posted on 05/01/2008 8:58:42 PM PDT by tanknetter
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To: Eagles6
Read the entire article. Cashill nails it.

You're absolutely right ... he does. Pitty that those on the Left are intellectually incapable of understanding what he's really saying. ;-)
26 posted on 05/01/2008 9:02:46 PM PDT by tanknetter
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To: Bringbackthedraft

The only thing Al Gore is tough on is the eyes and the chair holding up his fat ass. Why would Bin Laden be afraid of a sissy like Albert Gore? He’s about as tough as a five year old school girl.


27 posted on 05/01/2008 9:08:01 PM PDT by peeps36 (Politician = Corrupt Degenerate Loser = Ted, Nancy, Barry, Jack and Many More)
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To: Coldwater Creek
I NEVER resort to name calling, but wishing that Al Gore had been in charge on 9/11 is the stupidest thought ever.

Thanks for keeping me from getting banned.

Some stronger comments entered my head.

28 posted on 05/01/2008 9:16:40 PM PDT by Octar
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To: Sioux-san

Great article.

You have to read it, folks.


29 posted on 05/01/2008 9:48:07 PM PDT by Tex Pete (Obama for Change: from our pockets, our piggy banks, and our couch cushions!)
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To: FFranco
I agree with your post #19.

Gore is an undereducated dolt. Stupid as well. Clinton, the compulsive masturbator, was too busy to be bothered.

After the 1993 attack on WTC, he was too busy (masturbating) to even visit the site.

All the libs expected Willy to be Hillary's bulldozer campaign trump card. Didn't exactly work that way.

The impotent old fool, no longer with access to innocent young girls, and lacking the strength to again rape anyone, is a bitter old man, stewing in the mess he made and is.

That his showing on Hillary's campaign trail resembles less of a bulldozer than a cat fart, might surprise some, but not me.

Things must be lively during the evenings in the Clinton household.

Oh, I forgot. There isn't one. Household, I mean.

These are two people who don't know how to do anything. I mean anything. Yet they both "understand" the "plight" and struggles that beset the "working people".

Jeez, what turds.

30 posted on 05/01/2008 10:16:43 PM PDT by Octar
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To: Sioux-san

If you read the article he’s slamming Clinton and Gore.


31 posted on 05/01/2008 10:32:41 PM PDT by 1035rep
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To: Octar

Well done.


32 posted on 05/01/2008 10:38:08 PM PDT by 1035rep
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To: Sioux-san

Did you even read the article you posted?


33 posted on 05/01/2008 10:41:30 PM PDT by 1035rep
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To: The Great RJ
“and the price of gasoline would be edging toward $5 as a result of new carbon taxes.”

Actually - I was thinking more along the lines of a “terrorist tax”. Just like to offset Global Warming (which of course would have to wait), we would offset terrorism my having “Terrorist Credits” so all the guilt-ridden Americans (and the rest of us) could transfer Christian money into Muslim money - and thus keep the terrorists at bay. (Some might call it a bribe (I forgot the fancy word you use for pirates) - but it really isn't.)

Even comes with a snappy phrase:

Don't like terrorist attacks? Then pay your Terrorist Tax!

34 posted on 05/01/2008 10:50:31 PM PDT by 21twelve (Don't wish for peace. Pray for Victory.)
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To: 1035rep

He skewers AL Gore GOOD...

READ THE ARTICLE PEOPLES!!!!


35 posted on 05/01/2008 10:53:55 PM PDT by Crim (Dont frak with the Zeitgeist....)
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To: Octar

Hear, hear...


36 posted on 05/01/2008 10:57:27 PM PDT by Gator113 (Obama is a member of the Far Wright Conspiracy.......)
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To: Crim

I think something needs to be added along side the title. This article was great but the headline is extremely misleading.


37 posted on 05/01/2008 10:58:41 PM PDT by 1035rep
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To: Bringbackthedraft

He has succeded very well in scamming the public.


38 posted on 05/01/2008 11:14:24 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote.)
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To: fkabuckeyesrule

You mean the the first paragraph sounds like dialogue comming from Brian Griffin the dog on The Family Guy.


39 posted on 05/02/2008 6:01:39 AM PDT by LottieDah (Democrats and liberals never fail to disappoint.)
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To: 1035rep

Are you asking if I read this column? Of course I did. This is a total slam on Clinton and Gore and Richard Clarke. Gore said to “kick their asses”, which means he once had a brain — Bush started off strong on the WOT, but didn’t keep up the momentum of his tough words and actions - he let the Lefties do him in. At least with Gore, the Republicans would have kept the fire lit under him. I will post part 2 when it comes out.


40 posted on 05/02/2008 7:04:47 AM PDT by Sioux-san
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To: Sioux-san
At least with Gore, the Republicans would have kept the fire lit under him.

What makes you think Gore would have done anything?  If the Clinton/Gore record is any indication of how they would have handled  it, they would have done nothing.

The Clinton/Gore administration failed miserably when it came to their primary responsibility of protecting the American People. 

President Bush is still strong on the WOT.  

I look forward to reading part two when you post it.

41 posted on 05/02/2008 8:44:27 AM PDT by 1035rep
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To: 1035rep
I've said for several years now that the post-9/11 world would be much different if Gore had won in 2000 . . . but not in the way most people here might think.

If Gore had been president on 9/11, I think there is a very strong likelihood that the U.S. would have engaged in a massive military campaign to obliterate major cities in the Middle East -- including Kabul, Islamabad, and perhaps Baghdad.

What people need to understand is that a Democratic president -- as Cashill so clearly points out -- has far more leeway to engage in this kind of military action than any Republican would be. And a quick review of modern U.S. history supports this, too. Democratic presidents got the U.S. involved in most major military campaigns in the last 100 years, and have really never had to answer for any of them (including Vietnam, which is still called "Nixon's War" to this day even though it was started under a Democratic administration and escalated under a Democratic administration, and a Democratic president fouled the whole thing up).

Al Gore would have gotten far less grief for killing several million people in the Middle East than George W. Bush got when the U.S. military was caught putting underwear on the heads of prisoners.

42 posted on 05/02/2008 9:01:40 AM PDT by Alberta's Child (I'm out on the outskirts of nowhere . . . with ghosts on my trail, chasing me there.)
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To: Alberta's Child

Very well stated, and I agree 100%.


43 posted on 05/02/2008 10:09:24 AM PDT by 1035rep
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To: Alberta's Child

You’re very articulate so I would like your opinion. Why do you suppose the Clinton/Gore Administration never responded to the terrorists’ attacks when they had the opportunity?


44 posted on 05/02/2008 10:16:26 AM PDT by 1035rep
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To: Sioux-san
If Only Al Gore Had Been Commander In Chief

If only the People of Tennessee had voted FOR their favorite son instead of against him....(hee hee)

45 posted on 05/02/2008 10:46:47 AM PDT by far sider
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To: far sider
You got that right! I always remind my whiney Lib friends about that fact of life ;o)
46 posted on 05/02/2008 12:23:56 PM PDT by Sioux-san
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To: adversarial

Read the rest of the article and you’ll understand.


47 posted on 05/02/2008 4:08:10 PM PDT by tang-soo (Prophecy of the Seventy Weeks - Read Daniel Chapter 9)
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To: Sioux-san

I had to read until post 20 before I got to a reply from someone who apparently read past the third paragraph - Jeesh.


48 posted on 05/02/2008 4:11:07 PM PDT by tang-soo (Prophecy of the Seventy Weeks - Read Daniel Chapter 9)
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