With the Fox “News” propaganda machine giving credit for anything good to previous president George W. Bush and all the blame for anything bad to current president Barack Hussein Obama, I just have a few questions.
1. Death of Osama Bin Laden
Fox right wing TV hosts like Hannity and Bill O’Reilly give credit for the death of Bin Laden to former president George Bush and his policy of torture. First off the fact that torture was used means any information is not only sketchy but the person or persons who authorized the techniques are war criminals in the eyes of many. The techniques like water boarding where used in 2002 so I have to ask
Question: If Torture worked and is responsible for the death of Bin Laden then why did it take 9 years?
The fact is president George Bush had a chance to capture or kill Bin Laden in in 2001 in Tora Bora but pulled American troops back and allowed the man alleged to be behind the 9/11 attacks to walk free across the Pakistan border where he would live and command Al Qaeda for almost 10 years until he was killed by the Navy Seals. Along with a shot to kill him and end his terror reign at that time there are many reports that the Taliban was willing to arrest him and turn him over to America in a neutral country but the Bush administration declined and chose war instead. The fact is the first time that president Obama was given a chance to take out the terror leader he authorized a risky mission and the Seal team carried it out ending 10 years of fear in America and helping some families who lost loved ones get closure. He didn’t hesitate and allow him to escape or ask permission to enter another country and many, many things could have went wrong and he would have taken all the blame, and even after an almost flawless mission he gets very little credit from the right wing and their propaganda network.
2. Iraq War
Again the right wing loves to give the former president all the credit for “victory” in Iraq and his courage to do the surge when everyone wanted the war to be over. So again I ask
Question Why where we in Iraq in the first place and why didn’t we send enough troops in to do the job right the first time?
Many generals recommended that the only way to win in Iraq is to send in a large enough force to keep and hold the peace but President Bush, VP Cheney and Donald Rumsfeld all of whom never had the nerve to fight for the country they where running decided they knew better then the military and went with a smaller force. They started the Iraq war with a small force and no exit strategy and thought it would be easy, remember the “Mission Accomplished” victory dance before thousands more Americans where killed or injured. I would go as far as to say that they never had any intention of ending the Iraq war for fear that we may be attacked in America again. In their eyes as long as we had Americans in their land for terrorists to kill then they wouldn’t want to come here and kill us. They even said many times we are fighting them over there so we don’t have to fight them over here which really means we are willing to sacrifice our soldiers to prevent another attack and make us look bad.
I am not one of those people who thinks that it was an inside job, mainly because our government can not keep a secret and it would have gotten out but I do have to ask.
Question : Why wasn’t it prevented?
Lets just ignore the memo received before 9/11 that was titled Bin Laden set to attack inside America, that would be to obvious of a warning that was ignored. It has come to light that between January 2001 and September 2001 America was warned by foreign governments at least 10 times about an upcoming attack. Below is just a small example of the warning America was given in the months leading up to the Sept. 11th attack and one has to ask “why where none of them taken serious”., and as you can see the lies that the Bush white house told about “No one could have seen it coming esp. with airplanes” again was a total lie. It was the worst failure in American history and the response was worse by doubling the size of government creating Homeland Security and no one losing their jobs.
WARNINGS GIVEN TO USA BEFORE 9/11
June 2001 British took 3 men into custody in the Cayman after they where overheard talking about a terrorist attack which would take place in NY city and in August 2001 they received information that attack would involve hijacked airplanes and was imminent.
In late July 2001, ”Afghanistan’s Foreign Minister Wakil Ahmed Muttawakil learned that Osama bin Laden was planning a “huge attack” on targets inside America. The attack was imminent, and would kill thousands
An undercover agent from ” Morocco successfully penetrated al-Qaeda. He learned that bin Laden was “very disappointed” that the 1993 bombing had not toppled the World Trade Center, and was planning “large scale operations in New York in the summer or fall of 2001.” He provided this information to the US in August 2001
In June 2001, German intelligence warned the US, Britain, and Israel that Middle Eastern terrorists were planning to hijack commercial aircraft and use them as weapons to attack “American and Israeli symbols which stand out.”
In late July 2001, Egyptian intelligence received a report from an undercover agent in Afghanistan that “20 al-Qaeda members had slipped into the US and four of them had received flight training on Cessnas.” To the Egyptians, pilots of small planes didn’t sound terribly alarming, but they passed on the message to the CIA anyway, fully expecting Washington to request information. “The request never came.”