What is surprising is that these people actually think they can rewrite history whenever they need it to fit neatly into their Anti-America fascist agenda, without anybody noticing.
I do not in any way seek to defend Bill Clinton. I am not a democrat. But it does seem that a few facts are in order regarding the pre-9/11 Bush administration:
9/11 happened into nine months into Bush's presidency.
It was Bush's National Security adviser, Condoleezza Rice, who held 100 NSC meetings that year before she got around to talking about terrorism.
It was Bush's then Attorney General, John Ashcroft, who told the FBI people who were trying to warn him about all the Al Qaeda chatter they were hearing that summer that he didn't want to hear about it.
Because they knew what was coming and they weren't about to stop it. They needed it to happen. They needed the incredibly powerful imagery of two 110-story buildings crashing to earth, and the prospect of perpetual war - a new kind of war with a new kind of enemy, who could hit us anywhere at anytime - to instill the fear that makes people think trading real freedom for bogus "security" is not such a bad deal. They needed an excuse to not only launch their imperial Middle East mission, but also lay the path for their systematic dismantling of our democracy here at home, and they got it all with 9/11.
How could they do it? How could they so callously kill their own people for simple material and political gain?
The problem with that question is the flawed general assumption that those in Bush's netherworld actually consider everyday people like you and me "their own." The reality is that they see only two kinds of people. The chosen ones who have it all (including them, of course), and the lowly serfs who exist solely to serve the fascist state, which is exactly what we will end up with if we fail to stop Bush's war on the American middle class.
Some may think the photo ops, sound bites and carefully crafted speeches tell a different story, of a compassionate, patriotic, tough-minded president, whose true mission is to protect the American people no matter what the cost.
They're forgetting that Adolf Hitler used the same strategy to dupe the Germans of the 1930's, and we all know how the rest of that story goes.
From day one of Bush's illegitimate presidency, these neocon bastards were planning on massive military conflict in the Middle East that they knew would kill tens if not hundreds of thousands, perhaps millions, of innocent people. Killing three thousand of "their own" to provide the excuse to get it all started was nothing to them.
Am I denying the existence of terrorists that want to do Americans harm? Absolutely not. George W. Bush and his neocon propaganda masters are the most dangerous terrorists of them all.
As far as Al Qaeda is concerned, I would not be surprised if there were a written contract in which Bush and Osama officially declare themselves partners in terror.
For some very telling evidence of the intensely exaggerated threat of international terrorism, set aside the time for a must-watch BBC documentary called The Power of Nightmares. Among many other things in this three part (one hour each) series, you will learn that Al Qaeda is not even close to the worldwide, ultra-sophisticated terrorist network that the Bushies would have us all believe. You'll also discover that Osama never used the name "Al Qaeda" until after he heard the Americans use it, and that in each other, a small band of Islamic radicals and a long string of corrupt western politicians saw a mutually beneficial relationship.
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