9/11? President George W. Bush, Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld and General Tommy Franks were Absolute FAILURES!!!
When President Bush first learned about planes crashing into New York towers, he was with children in a classroom setting. Witnesses describe President Bush losing color in his face and looking "zombie-like". I have no problem with President Bush's immediate reaction. I mean, who figures this is going to happen? And after his initial shock had subsided, President Bush obviously knew that he was going to have to do something because he's the President of the United States, for crying out loud.
We sent troops to Afghanistan because our intelligence people said (and have been proven to have been correct) that Bin Laden was hiding in caves and tunnels in eastern Afghanistan at an area called, Tora Bora, just a few miles from the Pakistan border.
The above paragraph is in a report recently released by our Foreign Relations Committee and Bin Laden's location was authenticated by the U.S. Special Operations Command. What does the Special Operations Command do? They're responsible for the activities of Delta Force, the Green Berets, Navy Seals, etc.
You can look up this report and read it for yourself, but the bottom line is this; Because of what appear to have been political considerations, General Tommy Franks, Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld and President Bush refused to give the "full speed ahead" order and instead handed it off to what are described as "unreliable Afghan and Pakistani allies".
Afghan and Pakistani ALLIES? Did the Bush White House really BELIEVE we had ALLIES in Afghanistan and Pakistan? If so, they were dumber than I thought they were and all along I've felt they were pretty dumb. But now I'm thinking that maybe they were ROCK dumb!
So here's what we ended up doing. We never got Bin Laden, we pretty much did next to nothing in Afghanistan (but we didn't leave), we came up with a phony excuse involving WMD's (weapons of mass destruction) and a phony Saddam Hussein-9/11 connection and attacked Iraq.
I'm not going to repeat a bunch of stuff I've written in the past about the massive amount of mistakes that were made by Rumsfeld, Franks and President Bush, but this latest report about the missed opportunity to get Osama bin laden in December of 2001 leads me to believe without question that when the total historical narrative has been published about the consequences of 9/11, President George W. Bush, Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld and General Tommy Franks will go down in history as having been ABSOLUTE FAILURES!!!
And Speaking of Muslim Terrorists...
Did you read that story about all the "home grown" Muslim terrorists our intelligence officials are discovering. "Home grown" as in Muslims who are born HERE!!! I'm a freedom of religion supporter, but if it looks like we're allowing/tolerating a religion that appears to be worse than a worshiping of the Devil kind of religion, are we still supposed to be "tolerant"?
ONE MORE THING ABOUT AFGHANISTAN...
Remember when President Obama said he was sending the additional 30,000 troops and would (in essence) begin withdrawing from Afghanistan in July of 2011? If so, you might also remember me writing that I didn't believe him.
Now we're told there's a good chance we're going to be there for an additional 15 to 20 YEARS, if not longer.
Meanwhile, writers to the Letters to the Editor of newspapers and magazines along with some columnists are bringing up a subject you've read about here! They're saying what I've been saying and that's if these wars are so damned important for ALL Americans, why is it that less than a fraction of 1% of all Americans are doing all the fighting? In other words, if these wars are THAT important, why don't we reinstate THE MILITARY DRAFT?!?
How many women have come forward? 10? 12? Still counting?
Here's what's scarier for Tiger. When's the last time you saw a commercial he's in? Before he ran over the fire hydrant, crashed into a tree and was either rescued by his golf club swinging wife or assaulted by his golf club swinging wife, there were (at least) four current commercials he was in.
But while his net worth has gone down, his wife's net worth has gone up. Way up!
Tiger Woods is a guy.....
Let me start over....
Does anyone have any idea about how this might all play out for Tiger? I certainly don't. I mean, he could bounce back and be the forceful golfer he's always been and someone who's (again) loved by the masses, ORRRR....The Tiger Woods story could have a Shakespearean type ending that's worse than anyone would imagine.
Because of the upcoming holidays, a lot of television shows are showing reruns, but a few are still showing original episodes.
The season ending episode of "Dexter" will be shown on Showtime this Sunday. I love that show and this has been another great season for "Dexter". Great, great performance by this season's "bad guy" who has been played wonderfully by John Lithgow.
Tonight's episode of "Glee" will be the last new episode for a few months. There will be a new episode of that terrific new show, "The Good Wife" next Tuesday on CBS, but (for a while) there won't be new episodes of (among others) "Flash Forward", "Mercy", "House", "Desperate Housewives" and "Brothers & Sisters".
This past Sunday, "Desperate Housewives" and "Brothers & Sisters" left us with cliffhangers to contemplate until sometime in January.
Speaking of January, isn't that when the new seasons of "24" and "American Idol" will begin?
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THE NEXT BLOG?
Unless something unforseen comes up, a week from today which will be the evening of December 16.