"The dominant theme today will be the complaints that Bush exploited 9/11 -- complaints that will once again reveal how critics can't remember what 9/11 actually meant. It showed that we cannot afford to wait for terrorists to wave their flags and tell us where they are, because the only time they'll do that is when they're raising those flags over the ruins of American cities. That day taught us that we can no longer ignore serious threats like Saddam Hussein, especially in the Middle East."
Are right-wingers really this stupid or just liars? I honestly can't tell. Yes, 9/11 taught us we can't afford to wait until they attack us. And who did just that?
Once again, the 9/11 commission found "the system was blinking red." People were running around "with their hair on fire." "Bin Laden Determined to Attack Within the United States."
What was Bush's response? Ignored Clarke and went on vacation.
After the 9/11 disaster, Bush had one job. Destroy the terror camps in Afghanistan and kill bin Laden. He couldn't even get that right, taking his eye off the ball and moving our special forces over to Iraq.
bin Laden and Mullah Omar remain free, the Taliban continues to wreak havoc, and we've got a huge mess in Iraq to deal with.
The RightWing fucks love to call liberals "traitors." Well, you can bet Kim Jong Il and Mahmoud Ahmadinejad cheered the re-election of Bush in 2004. No one has done more to guarantee the US will take no action against them as they develop more nuclear weapons.