OK, so Richard Clarke claims that terrorism was Clinton's top priority, right? And Clarke goes on to say that Bush hasn't done anything about terrorism, blah blah blah, and goes on a witchhunt for Bush, which strangely coincides with the release of his book, which coincides with the TV interview on CBS, who owns the company that is publishing his book.... Hmmmm, conflict of interest? Nah, it's the Leftist media, their only interest would be of the "self" variety.
Anyways, if you believe Richard Clarke, it's all Bush's fault, and Clinton did his best to hunt down Al-Queda. That's the liberal mantra these days, and it's repeated over and over and over by almost every Donk in America.
Too bad for them that it's not the truth.
The final policy paper on national security that President Clinton submitted to Congress, 45,000 words long, makes no mention of al Qaeda and refers to Osama bin Laden by name just four times.
The scarce references to bin Laden and his terror network undercut claims by former White House terrorism analyst Richard A. Clarke that the Clinton administration considered al Qaeda an "urgent" threat, while President Bush's national security adviser, Condoleezza Rice, "ignored" it.
The Clinton document, titled "A National Security Strategy for a Global Age," is dated December 2000 and is the final official assessment of national security policy and strategy by the Clinton team. The document is publicly available, though no U.S. media outlets have examined it in the context of Mr. Clarke's testimony and new book.
Captain Ed has a preliminary review of the report up at his site. There's a link to the actual report there.
Now, many people are probably saying "So what, Dave?" Here's why I'm bringing this whole damn thing up. The September 11th commission at this point is nothing but a political machine. It might have started out as a group trying to figure out what went wrong and how to prevent it from happening again, but the Democrats, in typical fashion, have turned it into another weapon to try to hurt the President. Look no further than Richard Clarke. His testimony was hailed as the ultimate killing blow against President Bush by all the Leftist fuckwits and their hanger-ons. As Clarke's credibility was shredded piece by piece, they kept trying to find ways to make Clarke's charges stick. They couldn't. This report is yet another nail in the coffin of Clarke's reputation. Yet the Donks are still wildly trying to make any of the lies and smears stick to Bush.
They demanded that Condi Rice testify, despite the separation of powers, despite the lack of precedent, despite the fact that she had already spoken to the commission privately. The demanded that she testify, they slung mud, they lied, they screamed like the shitty children that they are. Why? BECAUSE THEY WERE PRAYING THAT THEY COULD HURT BUSH. Too bad, so sad, they're going to find out what many of us already know. Condi Rice is quite possibly the smartest and most articulate member of the Bush Cabinet. She's going to shred Clarke like a used Kleenex, and thanks to the Donks throwing one gigantic temper tantrum she'll be doing it with the entire country watching her. All of this happened because of the Democrat's need to unseat Bush.
The Democrats aren't interested in protecting this country, they only care about grabbing the reins of power. They don't give a shit if the security problems in this country get fixed or not, so long as they can gain power and blame problems on someone else. They couldn't care less if terrorists invade, so long as they control the country when it happens.
They. Don't. Give. A. Shit. About. Terrorism.
They are using this commission as a way to hurt President Bush. If they were actually serious about stopping terrorism, they wouldn't be screaming hysterically every time some rumor about Bush wafted into a news room. If they actually gave a shit about terrorism, they wouldn't be dragging this commission through the mud. If they actually wanted to prevent terrorism, they would be working with this commission to make sure that the gaping holes that allowed terrorists to strike this country were closed! But they're not doing that. They're doing everything in their power to ensure that Bush doesn't win his re-election, and if that means the commission and all the work it does is wasted, so be it. They don't care.
They have turned this whole commission into a "Let's Blame Bush" spectacle. So be it. They turned on the cameras, it's not our fault if they're caught being fucknozzles while the film is rolling. And trust me, they're getting caught. I hope it sinks them. I hope that the gun they thought they had blows up in their stinking, money-grubbing, bloodstained hands. It's obvious that they don't want to protect this country, so let's get them out of office. I want every Republican challenger to a Democrat incumbent to be able to point at the Democrat's shameful actions and say "Is this who you want representing you?" I want the Democrats to be obliterated as a political party in this country. They have allowed themselves to be absconded by the Anti-American idiots, the socialists, communists, and various other groups who want to see America destroyed. They deserve whatever pain and misery they get.
THAT is why I keep posting about Clarke and Clinton. THAT is why I bring up every example of Democratic hypocrisy that I can find. THAT is why I keep shoving the Donk kool-aid back at the brain-dead idiots who offer it up. They need to be exposed. The rot at their core needs to be shown to the world. And their failures need to be branded on their hides.
If this commission had been left alone to do it's job, I would have been happy, and probably wouldn't have said more than a paragraph about it when the final report came out. But the Donks tried to turn it into a weapon, irregardless of the damage they could cause. So now it's time to take that weapon and beat them to death with it.