Last week, the Democratic Party unveiled its new Campaign 2006 theme: Real Security: The Democratic Plan to Protect America and Restore Our Leadership in the World. Yep, the Donks are saying that they’re the party who will keep us safe.
If the Donks are so good about security, then why didn’t they do anything about terrorism in the 1990s? The answer is that Clinton is good at dropping things — he dropped his trousers at internists and dropped the ball on terrorism. White House interns weren’t very secure at all around Sir Grope-A-Lot.
On February 26, 1993, a terrorist cell headed by al-Qaeda operative Ramzi Yousef, bombed Tower 1 of the World Trade Center. The idea was to park a Ryder truck packed with explosives inside of Tower 1, set if off, release a cloud of cyanide gas to poison everyone around, and topple Tower 1 into Tower 2, thus killing about 30,000 people.
SADDAM AND OSAMA
“If we had pictures of Saddam and Osama riding a bareback camel together the Donks and the press would still assure us that there was no connection.”
Luckily, Yousef is an idiot, and though 6 people died, The World Trade Center remained structurally sound.
Yousef entered the United States on an Iraqi passport but we know that there was no connection between al-Qaeda and Iraq because the Donks and their press pansies tell us that every 5 minutes. Repeat to yourself: “there was no connection.”
If we had pictures of Saddam and Osama riding a bareback camel together the Donks and the press would still assure us that there was no connection.
Monsoor Ijaz, who negotiated with Sudan on behalf of the Clinton administration in 1998, insists that Sudan offered to turn Osama over to the US, and provide the US with information about the global Jihadist network. Of course, what Ijaz says doesn’t fit with what the Donks and the press want us to believe, so he was ignored.
Sandy “Pants” Berger was involved in the negotiations as well. Does anyone wonder exactly what information he was stuffing down his pants and socks in the National Archivies? Could it be information damaging to the Clinton Administration? Nah, it was just an accident, say the Donks and the media. But look at what last year’s Washington Post has to say:
Samuel R. “Sandy” Berger, a former White House national security adviser, plans to plead guilty to a misdemeanor, and will acknowledge intentionally removing and destroying copies of a classified document about the Clinton administration’s record on terrorism.
In 1998, Wadih El-Hage, Fazul Abdullah Mohammed, and Saif Adel, carried out US Embassy bombings in Tanzania and Kenya. El-hage is serving a life sentence for his roll in the bombings but Mohammed and Adel still run free. They were last believed to have fled to Afghanistan in 1998.
In July 2000, Ijaz brought a deal to the Clinton White House from an Arab ally willing to turn bin Laden over to the United States. Clinton turned down the request. No doubt he was too busy with his dating life. Three months later, al-Qaeda attacked the USS Cole in Yemen.
After the 9/11 attacks, the Democrats kept quiet for a while but then began to blame Bush. Hillary! held up a newspaper headling in the Senate that said “Bush knew!” about the 9/11 attacks beforehand. They’ve tried to gut the Patriot Act and now, get this, they want to impeach or at least censure Bush for wiretapping foreign terorists.
Wiretap foreign terrorists? Oh, the humanity.
The Donks brought a panel of 5 former Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act judges to testify the other day, and they didn’t like what they heard. They said that Bush would ultimately have to answer to the Supreme Court and to Congress but that he “would be remiss exercising his constitutional authority by giving all of that power over to a statute.”
After the failures of the 1990s, which led to the 9/11 attack, why do the Donks want us to believe that they have a plan for national security?