President Clinton’s meltdown on Fox News indicates ABC’s “Path to 9/11” hit a sore spot while understating his incompetence regarding national security.
After his election he celebrated the “Peace Dividend” by slashing one-third of our military personnel and transferring that spending to social programs – now he blames Bush for insufficient troop strength. Clinton claimed on FNC he did more to take out bin Laden than anyone else. Not true. Yemen and Sudan separately offered bin Laden on a silver platter but Clinton refused to take him. Clinton denies this despite the account of Mansoor Ijaz who brokered the deals. Clinton was also recorded on tape claiming he refused these deals because he had no legal justification to hold bin Laden.
If you read “Dereliction of Duty” by Lt. Col. Buzz Patterson you will be aghast at Clinton’s neglect while entrusted with safeguarding our security. This first hand account by a man who carried the Nuclear Football details egregious behavior by Clinton. He recounts how our forces had bin Laden in their sights and were seeking Clinton’s authorization to take him out. Patterson was the conduit between the military command and Clinton who was attending a PGA golf tournament. Clinton kept avoiding making a decision despite Patterson’s urgent pleading. By the time Clinton found his nerve the opportunity had passed. On another occasion, Clinton lost the card containing the secret codes required to launch our nuclear weapons while he was out in public.
Clinton’s administration failed us miserably. Jaime Gorelick, Deputy Attorney General and inexplicable member of the 9/11 Commission, built the wall preventing law enforcement and intelligence agencies from sharing information. This enabled the 9/11 terrorists in this country to evade detection. Following the bombings of the 1993 WTC, the Kenyan and Tanzanian embassies, the Khobar Towers in Saudi Arabia, and the USS Cole, Clinton did nothing but lob a couple of cruise missiles hitting a deserted terrorist training camp in Afghanistan and an aspirin factory in Sudan.
Evidently, Clinton was more interested in chasing female subordinates than the enemies threatening our country. Now, he and his fellow Democrats are more interested in fighting global warming than Islamofacism. Democrats apparently think hiding under the bed waiting for the monster to disappear is an effective strategy for fighting terrorism. Maybe the monster will be gone in the morning when we get up. Do you want to wait to find out?