Well, for starters... This is what is at the top of the site if you enter it today:
"This web site was frozen on September 20, 2004 at 12:00 AM, EDT. It is now a Federal record managed by the National Archives and Records Administration. External links were active as of that date and time. For technical issues, contact firstname.lastname@example.org. For questions about the web site, contact email@example.com."
Frozen in time..kinda creepy, but lets turn back the clock..
On July 22nd, 2004, almost 3 years after the attack of the twin towers..the 9/11 Commission released its report. How has our President complied with the recommendations of the panel?
And evidently he thinks no one will pay attention to their recommendations at this point in our history. I beg to differ Mr. President. I take offense to the fact that you have spent billions of tax dollars on "securing the homeland" and yet failed to heed any of the recommendations put forth in that report. As it says in the Statement of the Chair and Vice Chair of the commission to wit:
What we can say with confidence is that none of the measures adopted
by the U.S. government before 9/11 disturbed or even delayed the progress of the al Qaeda
I guess when Richard Clarke tried to make his points they all fell on deaf ears? Richard Clarke is the ONLY person charged with dealing with the terrorist problem through 4 Presidents: Reagan, Bush the 1st, Clinton and Bush the 2nd..otherwise known here as the "Shrub"..but I digress...
The Shrub tried to blow off the commission as per this CBS report: May 23, 2002-President Bush took a few minutes during his trip to Europe Thursday to voice his opposition to establishing a special commission to probe how the government dealt with terror warnings before Sept. 11. Mr. Bush said the matter should be dealt with by congressional intelligence committees."--Excuse me Mr. President, but the congress didn't have a fucking thing to do with how we dealt with the threat of Al-Qaeda or any other terrorist threat prior to 9/11, and even now..they merely rubber stamp anything your candy ass requests.
Now, lets note what it was the commission stated needed to be done to keep the terrorists from our doorstep:
- The U.S. government must identify and prioritize actual or potential terrorist sanctuaries.
- The United States should make the difficult long-term commitment to the future of Pakistan.
- The United States and the international community should make a long-term commitment to a secure and stable Afghanistan.
- The problems in the U.S.-Saudi relationship must be confronted, openly.
- The U.S. government must define what the message is, that for which it stands.
Has our government done ANY of these things? Has our President paid one ounce of attention to the recommendations of the commission?
The answer is a resounding NO. Afganistan is falling back into the hands of the terrorists, and our government sits and watches with minimal troops and money put into Afganistan.
Months after the 9/11 Commission had officially issued its report and ceased its functions, Chairman Kean and other commissioners toured the country to draw attention to the recommendations of the Commission for reducing the terror risk, claiming that some of their recommendations were being ignored. Co-chairs Kean and Hamilton wrote a book about the constraints they faced as commissioners titled Without Precedent: The Inside Story of the 9/11 Commission.
Let me leave you with Richard Clarke's words prior to the last presidential election, with regard to how this president has dealt with the terrorists that want to kill us:
"Frankly," he said, "I find it outrageous that the president is running for re-election on the grounds that he's done such great things about terrorism. He ignored it. He ignored terrorism for months, when maybe we could have done something to stop 9/11. Maybe. We'll never know."
This sumbitch continues to do NOTHING.. his own military men confront him and demand the resignation of Rumsfeld, reports from his own departments say he has made the problem worse with regard to building the terrorist's base.
And yet..the Shrub and his minions..among them, Condolezza Rice continue to blame former President Clinton for the destruction of the twin towers,eventhough a memo exists that blows her ass to hell and back? What balls they have..or perhaps, they hope we all have very short memories...
I do not have a short memory and the internet still holds the truth. Read it, my dear reader..read it and vote this November.
Vote for change. Clip the Shrub's friggin wings.Do Not let him continue to blame Iraq for our woes, do NOT let him continue to "stay the course".Do NOT let him start any shit with Iran. Do NOT let him continue to rape our country of its financial resources in the name of his GLOBAL WAR ON TERROR.
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