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Tuesday, January 10, 2006

Hypocrisy On The Tarmac

Ex President Bill Clinton was held up on the tarmac in Bangor, ME due to mechanical difficulties and seized the opportunity to further advance his legacy as a great guy and defender of freedom. JHC on popsicle sticks! So I started thinking about how and why we are in this situation with the GWT and the military that W inherited and the trail of events that lead up to 9/11. So I did some digging and found some good stuff about the Bill's Military Legacy. Here is a link to the entire article, but here are a few tidbits to get you thinking that the military and WJC should never be in the same sentence or in the same place:

...The Clinton Administration actually gave away the very technology that allowed the terrorists to encrypt their communications and thereby go undetected fro the 9/11 attacks.

...Consider former Defense Secretary William Cohen's 1997 observation that Iraq already may have "produced as much as 200 tons of VX [nerve gas], theoretically enough to kill every man, woman, and child on the face of the earth." Notwithstanding this alarming possibility,

...Clinton assented to a U.N.brokered deal that greatly restricted U.N. inspectors' access to Iraq's "sensitive presidential locations" suspected of housing nuclear and biological weapons production plants.

...By 1998 Scott Ritter, the longest serving American weapons inspector in Iraq, angrily resigned in protest to what he called Clinton's surrender to Iraqi leadership." Ritter candidly explained that the Clinton Administration had "made a farce" of U.N. inspection efforts by reining in investigators who were literally "on the doorstep" of uncovering Iraq's hidden weapons programs.

...Clinton withheld from the public any mention of the 1997 U.S. intelligence satellite photographs showing some 15,000 North Korean workers building an immense underground nuclear facility in an area called Kumchangni.


...How many Americans realize that on January 25, 1995, our country actually came within a hairsbreadth of sustaining a Russian launched nuclear attack when Russian military forces temporarily mistook a Norwegian scientific rocket for an American ballistic missile headed for Russia?

...When CIA Director George Tenet testified in 1998 that Russia was illegally giving enormous assistance to Iran's missile program, Clinton never batted an eye. Preferring to pretend that all was right with the world, he actually vetoed Congress' 1998 legislation mandating retaliatory sanctions against Russia.

...Clinton continued to oppose the develmissile defensessiledefense system even when our country's National Security Agency learned in 1999 that Chinese scientists were aiding North Korea's satellite program for the guidance of longrange missiles.

...Clinton loosened our country's longstanding export controls on supercomputer-high technology products that have dramatically improved the potential accuracy of Chinese intercontinental missiles.

...In 1996 it was discovered that Chinese spies had stolen nuclear design secrets from the Los Alamos National Laboratory, the most damaging security breach in American history giving China the ability to produce and deliver nuclear warheads via submarines, mobile long range and longrange missiles.

...Between 1993 and 2000, the U.S. Army's ranks were reduced from 18 divisions to 9, the Navy's fleet from 600 ships to 300, and the Air Force's capabilities similarly diminished by half.

Oh Yeah, if I was active duty, I'd love to shake his hand and get a hug from someone with such a glowing record and dedication to the national security of this nation.


Comments:
Well I guess you missed your chance to shake his hand. When were you active duty ?
 
What are you tryng to say? It's not all Bush's fault?
 
read the whole thing again in the context of what a slap in the face it is to our military to be thanked by a man that did nothing to advance the security of this nation during the eight years the white house was occupied by ex president busy pants.
 
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