I am not going to attempt to point out every blunder ever made by the 43rd President of the United States Of America, George W. Bush, as I am not out to write a book. I am, however, going to show you one thing that clearly defined his presidency and should remove any doubt in any one’s mind about how incompetent this man is and has been and consequently why this country is in the dreadful state it is in. This single issue that I am referring to is, of course, 911.
On September 11, 2001, the United States of America was boldly attacked on its own soil by a radical Muslim terrorist group called Al-Qaeda. The leader of Al-Qaeda, Osama Bin Laden, was living in Afghanistan as a guest of the radical Muslim rulers of Afghanistan, the Taliban. Four airplanes were hijacked on this day. Two were flown into the World Trade Center twin towers, one each, in New York, NY. One flew into the Pentagon building, the headquarters of all United States Armed Forces, in Washington, D.C. And the fourth plane crashed in a field in Pennsylvania field after its brave passengers attempted to retake the plane upon hearing of the other hijackings. In all, more than 3000 Americans lost their lives this day.
This dastardly deed occurred nearly 8 months into the 43rd Presidency – EIGHT MONTHS! As this was not the first terrorist act of war on the United States by Al-Qaeda, President George W. Bush’s predecessor, President William J. Clinton, had attempted on many occasions to terminate Osama Bin Laden’s life. President Clinton had in fact ordered the CIA to kill Osama Bin Laden. The CIA had even contracted killers to find and kill Osama Bin Laden. Short of grabbing a gun and setting off to find the man himself, President Clinton did everything he could to remove Osama Bin Laden from this world.
On October 12th, 2000, three weeks prior to the US Presidential Election, Al-Qaeda attacked the USS Cole (DDG-67), an Arleigh Burke class Aegis-equipped guided missile destroyer that had put into a port in Yemen for refueling. See this link for more information about the USS Cole bombing. President Clinton, at this time, had slightly more than 3 months left in his Presidency. Before President Clinton could act further, he needed reasonable certification from the FBI and CIA that Al-Qaeda was indeed the responsible party for bombing the USS Cole. This certification was not forth-coming. Meanwhile, President Clinton began receiving daily security briefings on the status of Al-Qaeda – DAILY BRIEFINGS! This is how important this was to President Clinton. President Clinton ordered his joint Chiefs to come up with a full blown invasion plan for Afghanistan designed specifically to take down the Taliban, destroy Al-Qaeda training facilities, and kill or capture Osama Bin Laden.
You may hear this information directly from President Bill Clinton’s own mouth here beginning about 4:10 into this part 1 of 3 videos. The 2nd part of this 3 part video contains much meat for the issue as well and should be watched. Part 3 is not of any consequence, but can be viewed as well for completeness.
President Clinton states very clearly and most vehemently in this interview how the far right wing has politicized Al-Qaeda and his pursuit of Al-Qaeda both during his Presidency and during George Bush’s. He also states clearly how George Bush, for nearly EIGHT MONTHS prior to September 11, refused to do anything once the culprits of the Cole attack were known. Furthermore, he clearly shows how the Republican party and its propaganda machine tried to slander, demean, and hamper his efforts to get Bin Laden while he was in office. In short, as you saw, Bill Clinton completely eviscerated Fox News and the Republican party for it all. And rightly so, for this is the essence of the Republican Party and the entire Presidency of George W. Bush, 43rd President of the United States.
The blatant ineptitude and outright shameless hypocrisy of George Bush and the Republican party is clearly evident beyond a doubt. This interview occurred in 2006, and it still pisses me off. But I cannot begin to express and explain this situation like our good friend Keith Olbermann of MSNBC – go go Keith O!
Lies, slanders, hypocrisy, incompetence, negligence, and complete denial of any responsibility for anything is the essence of the George W. Bush Administration and the Republican Party. 911 happened on George Bush’s watch, but like everything else, the son of a bitch was on vacation!