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gully Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 12:20 PM
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Clinton thwarted NUMEROUS terror attacks during his administration.
Edited on Thu Aug-10-06 12:23 PM by gully
http://www.papillonsartpalace.com/billT.htm

WASHINGTON Former President Clinton on Tuesday cited at least 15 terrorist attacks thwarted during his administration and said the keys to preventing others are supporting President Bush's current efforts and doing "more to reduce the pool of potential terrorists."

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Clinton ticked off a list of thwarted terrorist attacks, including plans to bomb the Holland Tunnel connecting New York City and New Jersey and a flight from Los Angeles to the Philippines and to kill the pope. He said that during the celebrations marking the turn of the century, a dozen terrorist plots were stopped, including planned attacks in the northeastern and northwestern United States, at the Los Angeles airport, a hotel in Jordan and a Christian holy site in the Middle East.

"If we take down barriers, collapse differences, spread knowledge, we are inevitably vulnerable here in ways we never were before," Clinton said.

To combat that reality, Clinton said Bush's fight against terrorism on military, economic, legal and diplomatic fronts is key.


Perhaps the Dems need to remind the media of this fact since Rove is USING fear as a means to win elections?
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gully Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 12:24 PM
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1. I think this is kind of relevant given the public thinks Dems are "weak"
on terror?
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BOSSHOG Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 12:26 PM
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2. And because of Clinton, Iraq did not have WMD
He worked in cooperation with Britain, France, Saudi Arabia and Kuwait to maintain the no fly zone over Iraq in the 90's that kept the iraqi air force on the ground and allowed the weapons inspectors to do their jobs. And Saudi Arabia payed for the jet fuel used in our jets and they also provided food for our troops deployed to maintain the zone. Wow, cooperation, leadership and peace.
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gully Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 12:28 PM
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3. Correct.
We are doing a very bad job of getting out OUR message on this issue.
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Democrats_win Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 12:31 PM
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4. Did not know SA payed for the jet fuel. Another reason not to invade Iraq
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The2ndWheel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 12:37 PM
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6. Peace?
Weren't we bombing Iraq during that time? Weren't sanctions put in place than supported by the US that never touched Saddam, only the everyday Iraqi?

Peace my goddamn ass.
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gully Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 02:00 PM
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9. The reason the sanctions touched every day Iraqis is debatable
as is the reason we bombed Iraq.
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SoCalDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 12:34 PM
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5. His mistake was in NOT running to the first camera he saw
so he could pat himself on the back in public.. :eyes:
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gully Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 01:59 PM
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8. I think he needs to campaign on this for Democrats in 06/08
HE has to be our voice in this regard.

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zbdent Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 12:48 PM
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7. Come on, get real ... Bush personally thwarted 13 Brazilian attacks
he just isn't at "liberty" to name one ... national security, ya know ...

:evilgrin: :sarcasm:
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