since 9/11! No new terror attacks on our soil! Why?
Because we went on the offensive. We did everything that Democrats oppose. We rounded up suspected terror cell members under the Patriot Act. We won't let new suspects into the country. We're building a wall along our southern border. We cut off teir fudning & drove them out of their Pirate Island, Afghanistan. We monitored phone calls from foreign terrorists to their agents here. Ditto bank accounts. NYT treasonously leaked the latter two programs & Democrats went into a tizzy, wanting to impeach the president, although both are perfectly legal.
Bush hasn't yet gone as far as Lincoln, Wilson, FDR or Truman did in prior wars.
Although we've greatly beefed up our defenses, you can't defend every shopping mall & high school football field, every bus & train station from would be mass murderers. In Iraq & Afghanistan however, thanks to Bush, our soldiers & Marines have killed thousands of prospective mass murderers of Americans before they could strike here. He has deprived al Qaeda of its base (Qaeda in Arabic) & sanctuary in Afghanistan & replaced terror-supporting regimes.
Lying lunatic ignoramus dummy PunkSuxBarney says, apparently seriously, given the depth of the lifeless loser's insanity, that we haven't had another 9/11 only because terrorists don't want to create "sympathy" for us!
Punk, why do you think that al Qaeda exists, if not to attack America? What negative effect for them would stem from "sympathy" in the rest of the world? All they care about is what the Islamic world thinks of them.
You are such an idiot! But thanks for reminding everyone why Democrats cannot be trusted with national security & why they must not be allowed anywhere near power.
Well said Sir.
As far as anything the the foreign reporter of BS, AKA TURD. I refuse to read anything he post's. Wherever he lives must be real great. Hope he stay's there. Matter of fact, we should have him arrested for preaching, Sedition. I think thats the right word. Lying about everthing any one say's (known to be true) but counter to turd's opinion.. Used up my 2Cents worth Gramps
"But if accounts of captured al Qaida members are to be believed, bin Laden had already fled by then. "
OK, so now I'm starting to think you are actually Democrats just lobbing pitches so I can knock them out of the park.
"WASHINGTON (AP) � A commander for Osama bin Laden during Afghanistan's war with the Soviet Union who helped the al-Qaeda leader escape American forces at Tora Bora is being held by U.S. authorities, a government document says.
The document represents the first definitive statement from the Pentagon that bin Laden, the mastermind of the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, was at Tora Bora and evaded his pursuers. "
March, 2005, Pentagon provide "definitive statement" that bin Laden was there...
"1) We know that they're all dead when we their are no more attacks in Afghanistan, Iraq or the US. I guess you're not just playing at being dumb!"
So you want our troops to stay in Iraq and Afghanistan until there are NO attacks - brilliant - Bust supporter, right? Do you think we will be viewed as liberators or occupiers? Do you realize that MOST of Iraq wants us to leave within a year?
"2) When you go on at that length, it means you can't answer the question. "
Well, your question contained a false assumption, and then I showed the history and chain of command in the decision that was made. Too complex for you, I'm not surprised. Have a good day!
I for one would also like to hear a reason for "letting him go", along with the names of those who allegedly intentionally did so.
If it were on purpose, maybe there was a good reason. To me the time & distance involved & the condition of our forces then are plenty explanation enough, however frustrating to have watched the Eastern Alliance troops not press home the attack in December 2001 & call a truce. But if accounts of captured al Qaida members are to be believed, bin Laden had already fled by then.
1) We know that they're all dead when we their are no more attacks in Afghanistan, Iraq or the US. I guess you're not just playing at being dumb!
2) When you go on at that length, it means you can't answer the question. The only name I see is Franks'. So your answer is Franks intentionally let bin Laden go. The "Bush Administration", "military & civilian officials" & "intelligence officials" lack specificity, don't you think? How far did the conspiracy extend? Franks' bosses were the Joint Chiefs & Rumsfeld, so they must be in on it, right? And necessarily some their staff members, of course. And Rumsfeld's boss is George Bush, so he must have given the order to let bin Laden go, unless it was all Rumsfeld's idea. But wait, what then of the CIA? While its field ops wanted to block bin Laden's escape, those unnamed "intelligence officials" must have been in on the conspiracy. So that would add at least the Deputy Director for Operations & Tenet, the Director, & some of their staffers, too, to the list.
Where is Oliver Stone when we need him?
Do you have some more names you'd like to add?
"After years of the War on Terror, you still haven't figured out that we're fighting terrorists?"
And how do you know swhen the terrorists are all dead? And how do you respond to the studies that say that our badly implemented Iraqi effort is creating more? You want to "kill all the terrorists", do you know how to identify them or avoid creating more?
You wrote -
"Now you tell me, who is the "they" who "let bin Laden get away" intentionally. Please provide the names of the specific individuals who did so on purpose. "
As I've frequently said about Bust, it's hard to say whether he's incompetent or dishonest. Your question contains an implicit assumption that it was intentional. BUT - Franks has said that it was his decision to use locals in Tora Bora instead of US reg forces. And he has a clear chain of cammand up to the C in C, Bust, who is by his own statement "the decider".
Here's one of the related articles -
Opens with -
"The Bush administration has concluded that Osama bin Laden was present during the battle for Tora Bora late last year and that failure to commit U.S. ground troops to hunt him was its gravest error in the war against al Qaeda, according to civilian and military officials with first-hand knowledge.
Intelligence officials have assembled what they believe to be decisive evidence, from contemporary and subsequent interrogations and intercepted communications, that bin Laden began the battle of Tora Bora inside the cave complex along Afghanistan's mountainous eastern border. Though there remains a remote chance that he died there, the intelligence community is persuaded that bin Laden slipped away in the first 10 days of December. [...]"
"Franks has told subordinates that it was vital at the Tora Bora battle, among the first to include allies from Afghanistan's Pashtun majority, to take a supporting role and "not just push them aside and take over because we were America," according to Quigley. "
Article also states that this error was the single best chance to get bin Laden.
Playing dumb is so you, Punk!
After years of the War on Terror, you still haven't figured out that we're fighting terrorists?
In Iraq & Afghanistan, we're killing terrorists & their allies.
Now you tell me, who is the "they" who "let bin Laden get away" intentionally. Please provide the names of the specific individuals who did so on purpose.
"In Iraq & Afghanistan however, thanks to Bush, our soldiers & Marines have killed thousands of prospective mass murderers of Americans before they could strike here. He has deprived al Qaeda of its base (Qaeda in Arabic) & sanctuary in Afghanistan & replaced terror-supporting regimes."
You say thanks to Bust? We've lost more troops in Afghan and Iraqi theatre than were killed in the 9/11 attacks. Taliban is resurgent in Afghan because he pulled out instead of doing the job properly ta move on to Iraq - also failing to kill or capture bin Laden in the process. As for Iraq, no WMD, no al Qaeda presence in the parts of Iraq that Saddam Hussein controlled until AFTER the invasion, false claims and wrong strategies have led to us being worse off more than three years after the "Mission Accomplished" photo opp.
Bust has "deprived al Qaeda of its base?" News about the Afghan combat and re-emergence is a little too factual for you - Bust supporter, right?
You say "Thanks to Bust"? I say "No thanks" to Bust - stop Busting America!
We lost hundreds of thousands more in WWII than we lost at Pearl Harbor, too!
Is that hard for a simpleton like you to grasp? We're fighting overseas & losing hundreds of soldiers, sailors, airmen & Marines a year to keep Islamofascist terrorists from massacring tens of thousands, hundreds of thousands or millions of American civilians at home. It's our job!