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Steve Benson

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  1. mikefive

    mikefive said, over 3 years ago

    It’s amazing how easy it is to predict something after it’s happened.

  2. Gypsy8

    Gypsy8 said, over 3 years ago

    The World police country failed. Get used to it. There are a lot of orphaned and family-injured Muslims world wide who see turning Jihadist as a good option.

  3. Ajax 4Hire

    Ajax 4Hire said, over 3 years ago

    After September 11, 2011, I was angry! No one attacks my home and gets away with it! The terrorist did not evoke fear but anger. The U in the United States became important again.

    A leader is a dealer in hope.
    A leader unites the team to a common cause.
    What is needed is leadership.
    Quit trying to blame President Bush for doing what he did best, Unite the Country and restore safety. What I have now is President Obama dividing us into voter groups, he is in perpetual campaign mode. Where is the leadership?

  4. Gypsy8

    Gypsy8 said, over 3 years ago

    The number turning to Jihad after 9/11 increased geometrically.

  5. Radish

    Radish GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    New NSA docs contradict 9/11 claims

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    Many of the documents publicize for the first time what was first made clear in the 9/11 Commission: The White House received a truly remarkable amount of warnings that al-Qaida was trying to attack the United States. From June to September 2001, a full seven CIA Senior Intelligence Briefs detailed that attacks were imminent, an incredible amount of information from one intelligence agency. One from June called “Bin-Ladin and Associates Making Near-Term Threats” writes that “[redacted] expects Usama Bin Laden to launch multiple attacks over the coming days.” The famous August brief called “Bin Ladin Determined to Strike the US” is included. “Al-Qai’da members, including some US citizens, have resided in or travelled to the US for years, and the group apparently maintains a support structure here,” it says. During the entire month of August, President Bush was on vacation at his ranch in Texas — which tied with one of Richard Nixon’s as the longest vacation ever taken by a president. CIA Director George Tenet has said he didn’t speak to Bush once that month, describing the president as being “on leave.” Bush did not hold a Principals’ meeting on terrorism until September 4, 2001, having downgraded the meetings to a deputies’ meeting, which then-counterterrorism czar Richard Clarke has repeatedly said slowed down anti-Bin Laden efforts “enormously, by months.”
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    http://www.salon.com/2012/06/19/new_nsa_docs_reveal_911_truths/
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    Bush admins lack of leadership allowed 911 to happen.

  6. neuturn

    neuturn said, over 3 years ago

    I really wonder if any of the Bush haters believe any other President would have prevented 9/11. That is the difference between Bush and Obama. When 9/11 did happen, Bush did what he felt was proper. Most people stood behind his choice. Going into Iraq was possibly the wrong decision, though Saddam did need to go as does the Syrian Leader. Obama has trouble getting anyone to stand behind his decision on anything. Let’s see Obama get mad at his cabinet when problems arise instead of looking into it until it goes away.

  7. Gypsy8

    Gypsy8 said, over 3 years ago

    “……Wait though… Obama said “al Qaeda is on its heels.”……”
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    And possibly that is true. Its just that there’s getting to be so many of them.

  8. mikefive

    mikefive said, over 3 years ago

    @Radish

    “New NSA docs contradict 9/11 claims”

    I read that article. It was interesting to note that Bush was blamed for what happened (or didn’t) prior to Jan 20, 2001. It forced me to have a wee problem with the article so I went to the National Security Council Information paper that the author cited. I’m only up to page 50, but feel that his conclusions are pretty weak from what I’ve read so far.

  9. Walrus Gumbo

    Walrus Gumbo GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    @neuturn

    Bush did what he felt was proper? He continued to read, “My Pet Goat” while being told the country was under attack!

  10. Radish

    Radish GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    @mikefive

    You did more research than I did. I presume the National Security Admin would have the best info since they are the secret government behind what we think of as the government and they keep the country on a certain track no matter what admin is in power.

  11. motivemagus

    motivemagus said, over 3 years ago

    Nope, you and masterskrain are both wrong. Clinton DID try to go after bin Laden, and made sure he was in the briefing papers for Bush. The person who presented the infamous letter describing the 9/11 plan was told, by Bush, “all right, you’ve covered your ass.” And then he went fishing. Literally.

  12. Norton99

    Norton99 said, over 3 years ago

    @neuturn

    I don’t hate Dubya, I despise him. And I have done so since the first time he stole the White House. Al Quaeda existed and hated the US during the entire Clinton presidency, but Clinton kept us safe. It only took Dubya eight months to weaken our security apparatus to the point where we could be bombed on our own soil. By the time he left the Residency of the White House, he had disemboweled the Justice Department to the point where they couldn’t produce a subpoena for the rubber-stamp FISA court even 72 hours after they had the information they supposedly wanted. And that’s in addition to his disregard for all of the rest of our civil liberties.
    Like I said, I don’t hate Dubya. I despise him.

  13. dannysixpack

    dannysixpack said, over 3 years ago

    Ajax 4Hire said, about 11 hours ago

    "
    Quit trying to blame President Bush for doing what he did best, Unite the Country and restore safety."

    I don’t know what country you lived in, but the USA under bush became more divided and as evidenced by the largest massacre of American civilians in history. Indeed that massacre was caused by division (the CHOICE of the bush admin to ignore ALL of the warnings) and laziness. He then leveraged every piece of equity the country had to stuff the pockets of the military industrial complex.

    it will clearly take many lifetimes to overcome the divisions and pay the price for his inactions and actions. It’s difficult to forgive. Now his party, in an effort to paint him as NOT the worst president ever, is opposing every and anything the following administration would like to do and damn the country, all for the bush legacy.

    it’s difficult to forgive, especially while it continues to happen.

  14. dannysixpack

    dannysixpack said, over 3 years ago

    neuturn said, about 9 hours ago

    “I really wonder if any of the Bush haters believe any other President would have prevented 9/11.”

    I think there is very little doubt that president gore would not have ignored and outright dismissed the continued warnings from the ‘clinton’ cabinet and just went fishin’. The complete dismissal of the information provided by Richard Clarke simply would not have happened under gore.

    now the republican spin machine, of course, sets out to discredit Mr. Clark and thereby justifies the bush administrations willful ignoring his warnings. Too bad he was right. There was also a 60 minutes interview with bin laden 4 months before 9-11 where he alluded to the upcoming attack quite openly. Unfortunately that interview seems to have been scrubbed from the web and from history. there’s one for the conspiracy theorists. why I don’t understand.

  15. mikefive

    mikefive said, over 3 years ago

    @Radish

    I appreciate your attitude on this, and although secrecy is a necessity by the NSA, there is so much redacted in this report that I can’t completely discount the author’s conclusions, only that they are weak based on the information that is available in that report.

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