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Administration's response to Clarke

03/23/04 | by david2 [mail] | Categories: General
It was on the news over and over again last night: Scott McClelland, Bush's press secretary going on about how Clarke was best buddies with Kerry's campaign manager, and how he was disgruntled and embittered because he didn't get the #2 position a the Department of Homeland Security.

Cheney went on TV to tell everybody how Clarke was Out of the loop which is somewhat curious seeing as how he was the chief of counterterrorism at the time.

Be that as it may, what you do not hear from any administration official is any rebuttal of Clarke's charges.

Aside from denying that conversations actually took place, there isn't any response to the fact that the administration did chase Iraq instead of Osama. Just look. What has the military been doing for the past year? This isn't the one-year anniversary of the bombing of Osama.

Whatever Clarke said is almost unimportant in light of what the administration did this past year: They didn't go after the people who bombed us !! Instead, they attacked a country which posed no threat. And some of the fruits of this:

  • Caused the deaths of more than 400 soldiers
  • Caused the deaths of untold thousands of Iraqis
  • Wasted a year's worth of the military's efforts in what could have been put to good use hunting Al-Qaeda or securing the US
  • Caused a rift between the US and Europe when it's obvious that unity and cooperation are what's essential to fighting terrorism
  • United and bolstered Arab extremists and gave them opportunity to build their networks and practice their target shooting on American soldiers in Iraq
  • Wasted over $200 billion in what could have been used for homeland security and hunting the people who actually attacked us

So I'm still waiting to see if the Bush administration actually manages to reply to the charges against them without resorting to pointing out who Clarke's friends are or what kind of toilet tissue he uses or whether he parts his hair on the left or the right.

As the judge on the TV show always says: Defendant will answer the question. We're all listening.

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