Friday, August 19, 2005

Reminders for 9/11

It should come as no surprise that Bush plans to continue to use 9/11 for politcal gain. Ron Fournier reports that Bush plans on 9/11 reminders:

Changing the subject would help Bush, and he has a chance to do that with the upcoming fourth anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist strikes. Aides say the president plans to invoke Sept. 11 in his weekly radio address Saturday as he begins a weeklong push to remind Americans why he believes the United States must stay on the offensive in Iraq and not bow to terrorists. He plans to address the Veterans of Foreign Wars on Monday and a National Guard group on Wednesday.

Here’s some reminders for George Bush:

George Bush received warnings about al Qaeda and recommendations for fighting them upon taking office, but ignored them.

George Bush received warnings about that Bin Laden was planning an attack prior to 9/11 and ignored the warnings.

George Bush tried to link Iraq to the 9/11 attacks, but there was no connection between Saddam and 9/11 (and Saddam didn’t have WMD either). Actually secular governments such as Iraq were a major target of Bin Laden’s and the attack on Iraq played right into his hands.

Bush had a chance to capture Bin Laden at Tora Bora and blew it.

Studies last year showed that in response to the war al Qaeda was able to triple their number of operatives. More recent studies have shown that Iraq has turned into a training ground for terrorists, with most of the terrorists being people who were radicalized by war and were not previously terrorists per both Saudi and Israeli studies.

Regular readers here, LUTD, and The Democratic Daily have seen posts on all of the above. I’ve added a couple of recent links and if time allows I’ll add more later.


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