Wednesday, August 17, 2005

Clinton Legacy Sinks Even Farther

I had planned to write this morning about the lack of original thinking on the part of the “wonderful” governor of Arizona. Janet Napolitano and Bill Richardson of New Mexico have very spotty records on illegal immigration and one can only guess as to their motivations. Both of their actions in the past do not lend themselves to give anyone confidence that any real steps to stem the tide of illegal immigration will be taken. In other words, the recent steps to declare the border counties of Arizona and New Mexico a state of emergency is nothing more then a “dog and pony show” as well as an attempt to embarrass the President in to action. In that regard, I am in support of the action. The issue of our lack of border security is such a critical issue to the continued existence of this nation that I just want the issue fixed and have little care as to which party accomplishes it. Now on to the main issue that I wish to express my opinion on today, the failure of national intelligence during the Clinton administration in regards to the attacks of 9/11 and the continued existence of Osama Bin Laden.

I hate to use the New York Times for anything other then wiping my ass but they actually have two good articles on the worthlessness of the Clinton Presidency. The first article talks about a now declassified memo from State Department analysts to members of the Clinton Administration about the even-increasing threat of Osama Bin Laden after he moved his operations to Afghanistan. I will not join the call to blame Bill Clinton for the attacks of 9/11, rather I will just express the opinion that Clinton sat on his ass while the OBL bombed our soldiers at the Khobar Towers in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia. The lack of any substantial retaliation only served to embolden Al-Qaeda and laid the groundwork for further attacks including the bombings of the U.S. embassies in Nairobi, Kenya, and Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, and the bombing of the USS Cole in October of 2000. One other question, where is the self-proclaimed terrorism expert Richard Clarke? I guess now that his “15 minutes” are over he crawled back under his rock to hide in shame from his complicacy over the course of his career in Washington DC. Clearly this news is not good for Clinton’s legacy or his wife’s plans to run for president in 2008. Sorry, you married him Hillary those are the breaks.

The second article describes the circumstances under which the members of Able Danger were not able to share information with the FBI during the summer of 2000. Seems that Able Danger repeatedly tried to share the information about the New York terror cell that they had discovered early in 2000. Now the members of the 9/11 commission that allegedly had this knowledge are denying they were told about Mohamed Atta and his crew prior to the completion and release of the 9/11 report. Somebody is lying and covering up for people and I am pretty sure it is not the actual members of Able Danger. Hell, anything is possible in this day and age but given the Clinton history of placating, outright indifference, and attacking aspirin factories when facing terrorism, well we all know the conclusion I was about to draw. How many more 9/11 skeletons will the American people be forced to endure as the complete failure of our government comes to light? This pattern of systematic failure does not bode well for the current crisis on our borders and the outright invasion of this country by illegal immigrants.

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