MikeV - 9/24/2004 11:13 PM
Jim, I don't think anyone is blaming Clinton for the first WTC bombing, but instead for the response. Or lack there of.
The 7 minute thing is the biggest piece of crap point on the planet. Do you know what FDR did immediately after he was told about Pearl Harbor? Do you?
And lastly this whole "bush lied people died" thing is another big piece of crap the wackos on the left are coming up with. Clinton, Gore, Kerry, Albright, Chiraq, and every other leader in the world has been quoted in recent years with a very strong belief that Saddam had WMD's.
Bush is no saint, nor the best president ever. But he will win in November, Kerry is a joke, years from now, when the middle east has more than a few democracies history will look back on him in a very kind light.
As I recall the culprits identified for that event were hunted down, arrested, and are now serving in jail. Read the 9/11 Commission Report. It has some good information on this, probably more accurate than your regular TV sources.
No, and it is good to see you Bush supporters squirm over that one. I admit it is probably unfair, but the freaking book was upside down! I doubt FDR was equally paralyzed and it is apparent he was not as inept at running the country while we were at war. So, your point that the book reading and seven minutes are without context is factual. But the point that he did not know how to proceed then, and clearly doesn't now, is also factual.
Being quoted as having swallowed the lie about WMD is one thing. None of those people you cite were advocating what Bush subsequently did. Read the Congressional Authorization to Use Armed Forces in Iraq or whatever it is called. Easy to find, just Google the subject. The resolution was passed nearly unanimously, and represents what the vast majority of our Senators and Congressmen believed. Which was not that the UN was incapable of containing Saddam, or finding WMD, or the rest of the reasons Bush cited for going into Iraq. It also made clear saving the Iraqi people from Saddam was off limits. Read it and then quote people in context. In any case, believing something that is serious enough to lead one to start a war, and then doing it without checking the facts again, is a sign of a simpleton. Then blaming the CIA and other lower level officials is the sign of a weak person. It all fits the pattern of the GWB we are getting know better. I have said it before and I will say it again. He is probably a decent guy to have a beer with watching a game, like lots of guys I know. Also, like lots of guys I know, he is not qualified to be POTUS. He needs to be fired and replaced with someone who has a whole personality and better than mediocre intellectual capacity.
When I was a child in college, guys who said things like that were very popular because they were suspected of having some very good LSD or other hallucinogen. Have a great trip and when you come down we hope Kerry has taken the White House and we are back to being America the Beautiful.