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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Sun Sep 16, 2012, 11:32 PM

67. This Isn't Just Wrong, It's Despictable

A recent poll showed Obama gaining strength with Jewish voters and that spells disaster in Florida for Romney. Along comes Netanyahu with a direct appeal to these Jewish voters to vote for Romney. And to make the case he uses a revised version of history. As someone who was on active duty during the Cuban MIssile Crisis I have retained a pretty clear memory of the history of that event, as I am sure do others that were involved in one way or another. Kennedy did not force the Soviet Union to remove those miissles without something in return. In this case it was American missiles deployed in Turkey that were removed in exchange for the Soviet Union packing up their missiles in Cuba and taking them home. Also, he misstates what intelligence was saying in the lead up to 9/11. President Bush was first told that al Qaeda had a cell operating inside the US on May 1, 2001 with progressively more alarming warnings right up through the August 6, 2001 warning that bin Laden was determined to strike inside the US. It wasn't the intelligence that was faulty, it was the lack of leadership that instead saw Iraq as the biggest threat and pretty much ignored bin Laden. So, Netanyahu got a couple of pretty important things dead wrong. (Yes, I still remember a co-worker coming up to me on 9/11 and saying, come here, I want to show you something. I walked to his desk and he had CNN pulled up on his PC showing the first tower after it had been hit. After several seconds of disbelief I turned to my co-worker and said "bin Laden". He quietly nodded his head yes. It seems that Bush is the only one that took some time to come to grips that bin Laden, not Saddam, was America's biggest threat).

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