Who's to blame for 9/11. Wow...that's a tough question...NOT!
Is it Bush who ignored a general memo that stated what everybody knew in the back of their minds? NO.
Was it Clinton who let Bin Laden go, but was reasonably sure that OBL
wasn't sophisticated enough to launch a massive attack and that another administration would eventually get him? Or that since the US has felt the hand of Muslim extremism before but he was in no politically correct position to flex military power in a world that basically had its head in the sand? Well, was it his fault? NO.
It was EVERYONE'S fault. YES, it was! Yours, mine, everyones'! Yes, Al Qaida did the deed, but the WHOLE world had its head in the sand. Everyone from Saudi Arabia, to the EU, to the US. No one took the threat of terrorism seriously even after the '93 WTC bombings. Not Clinton, not Bush, not the FBI, CIA
, the FAA, or any of us. Just what were we focused on before that tragic September Tuesday?
Well, if I may borrow Scotty's time machine, I'll take you back to September 10th. What was America focused on? Gary Condit and Chandra Leavy, Shark Attacks, reality TV
, and other stupid pop culture bullshit. Boy, did we take our safety for granted.
It's easy now for all the mooks on this site to blame Clinton or Bush for 9/11/01...be it for the Sudan affair, to the inane August 6th memo. What could either of those two do exactly before 9/11? Launch strikes? Clinton did that...they had no effect, and the bloody Europeans went on a "US is an imperialistic aggressor!" rant. Imagine Dubya doing the same!
So, once again, leave it to an independent to get the facts straight. All the partisans should get their heads out of their asses and quit politicizing this tragic event! What happened to the unity our country experienced!? Well, it was pissed away by the partisans...shame on them!
So seriously, get off all of your high horses, because it's nothing more than a "Coulda, woulda, shoulda" affair. Did any of YOU predict the attacks? Cuz if you did, then you should be in jail for not notifying anyone!
Hindsight is 20/20.
B4e-Forever New Frontiers
[Edited 2004-07-10 07:57:48]