I heard a couple of things on TV this weekend that I feel a need to share. I can’t remember exactly which shows they were on, but they were on Fox. I don’t have a transcript so I will paraphrase.
1. Because Bush went into Iraq, there are more terrorists and more terrorist activity.
2. You don’t need 300 cell phone for an operation. Even Madrid only needed two or three. This proves that those boys were only trying to make money.
In response to #1 I say: The first salvo in this war was in 1979 when Iran violated our sovereign soil and took our embassy in Teheran. Then President Jimmy Carter did nothing. Ted Koppel got his start in late night TV news with Day xxx: The Hostage Crisis which eventuallly became Nightline after the hostages were finally released.
Just two examples from the Clinton tenure: The 1993 World Trade Center bombing which was treated as a criminal endeavor, and the attack on the USS Cole. Nothing was done there either.
A few other examples: The Marines in Beruit, Somalia, Pan Am 103. The Anchoress has more in a post I linked a few days ago, here.
The current boldness of the terrorists is a direct result of Jimmy Carter’s policies, and by extension, Bill Clinton’s policies. Actually, if you look at it, Bill’s policies really were Jimmy’s, after all Bill sent Jimmy to NoKo to negotiate a deal that Kim Jong Il signed with his fingers crossed behind his back.
So it’s really the policies that were in put in place by Carter and Clinton that emboldened the terrorists. This has been going on for almost 30 years, not just for the
In response to #2: Whatever makes you think that terrorists would only purchase “enough for an operation?” – that has to be one of the most illogical explanations I have ever heard.