"The democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those who are willing to work and give to those who would not." ~~Thomas Jefferson

"Who will protect us from those who protect us?"

Rightful liberty is unobstructed action according to our will within limits drawn around us by the equal rights of others. ~ Thomas Jefferson

"None are so hopelessly enslaved as those who falsely believe they are free." ~~Goethe

15 February 2016

On Clinton's watch...

Marco Rubio: Don't blame George W. Bush for 9/11

Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., attempted to clarify comments he made about former President Bill Clinton during Saturday evening's GOP debate. During the debate he said "The World Trade Center came down because Bill Clinton didn't kill Osama bin Laden when he had the chance to kill him." And on NBC's "Meet the Press" the Florida Senator did not back away from blaming the September 11th terrorist attack on Clinton's inaction.
"If you're going to ascribe blame, don't blame George W. Bush, blame a decision that was made years earlier, not to take out bin Laden when the opportunity presented itself," he said.

Story here.


Well, duh.  Someone finally said it in public.

If Mohamed Atta and his crew were planning and training here in the US for several years prior to the attacks, it stands to reason that they did it on Clinton's watch.   Bush had been in office less than 9 months on September 11th.  The only people who don't understand that are the willfully ignorant.

I'm not a Rubio fan, but I think in this case, he speaks the truth.  Kinda.

The people who are to blame are the people who did it.  Mostly.

Someone created the environment that made them want to do it.  And to carry through with it. 

A lot of things happened that put Americans here, and around the world, in direct danger on Clinton's watch that should have been met with a stronger response.   From the first WTC bombing to the USS Cole, and everything in between.

But, hey...  It's all lost in the dust bin of history.

And yes, I realize that nothing is ever that simple.  Or is it?



Pops said...

No. Bush has to take responsibility for 911. The CIA, FBI, NSA, and every other alphabet-soup agency was at war with each other when Bush took office. If he had taken control (it's called management) and ordered them to share information, 911 never would have happened.

Blue said...

;) I see.

Anonymous said...

Blue, looks like ya not gonna change nobodies opinion......

Blue said...

That's the beauty of it all, right? We can disagree without calling each other names. Like adults. ;)