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Weblog Submission to the Editor (Chad Davis)

Posted by iusbvision on October 9, 2006

Recently, extreme writers in this paper have insinuated that because President Clinton missed Osama Bin Laden in 1998, that Clinton allowed 9/11 to happen. This is clearly revisionist history that I think needs correction. 

There is no evidence that Bin Laden’s capture would have stopped 9/11. Also, to claim Clinton’s mistake of not capturing him was the cause of 9/11 is ridiculous. What about the 20 plus years of American presidents supporting this guy with arms and money? What about our supporting tyrannical regimes in the Middle East just so we could get cheap oil? What about our unqualified support for Israel? Don’t you think that had anything to do with it?

Secondly, if you want to believe this garbage, and blame Clinton, there is plenty of blame to go around. What was going on in 1998? Republicans were trying to impeach Clinton because of a personal issue that had nothing to do with his job as President, and did not meet the Constitutional requirement for Impeachment. Republicans were more concerned about overturning the 1996 election, and not about his job as Commander-in-Chief. They tried to impeach him because they disagreed with him. So again, Republicans are to blame also. In addition Republicans blocked anti-terror legislation and funding in counter-terrorism activities during the 1990’s. So, if you want to point blame, look at Republicans too.

Lastly, the contention that we should have fought the war on terror as a military one rather than a police one is wrong too. I would like to quote from the 9/11 commission, “Since the terrorists were understood as loosely affiliated sets of individuals, the correct approach for dealing with them was that of law enforcement. This had been U.S policy since 1983.”  Did you see that? Since 1983! Who was President in 1983? Ronald Reagan, the hero of the radical right wing.
 
Chad Davis
 

2 Responses to “Weblog Submission to the Editor (Chad Davis)”

  1. Jodin said

    Do-It-Yourself Impeachment Due this Thursday!!! (Oct 12)

    The day the nation demands impeachment is almost upon us. This coming Thursday (Oct 12), sacks and sacks of mail will be sent to congress demanding impeachment via the House of Representative’s own rules. This legal document is as binding as if a State or if the House itself passed the impeachment resolution (H.R. 635).

    There’s a little known and rarely used clause of the “Jefferson Manual” in the rules for the House of Representatives which sets forth the various ways in which a president can be impeached. Only the House Judiciary Committee puts together the Articles of Impeachment, but before that happens, someone has to initiate the process.

    That’s where we come in. In addition to the State-by-State method, one of the ways to get impeachment going is for individual citizens like you and me to submit a memorial. ImpeachforPeace.org, part of the movement to impeach the president, has created a new memorial based on one which was successful in impeaching a federal official in the past. You can find it on their website as a PDF.

    STOP WAITING FOR YOUR MEMBERS OF CONGRESS TO ACT FOR YOU.

    You can initiate the impeachment process yourself by downloading the memorial, filling in the relevant information in the blanks (your name, state, etc.), and sending it in. Be a part of history.

    http://ImpeachForPeace.org/ImpeachNow.html

  2. Craig Chamberlin said

    Chad,

    I agree, I believe the failure to capture Osama Bin’Laden was a consecutive number of failures one presidency after another. I don’t think it can be blamed on any specific individual.

    Also, you are mis-informed on the grounds of impeachment for Bill Clinton. He lied under oath, it was not for extra-marital relations.

    Non-biased History of the Controversy with the Clintons:
    http://www.historyplace.com/unitedstates/
    impeachments/clinton.htm

    Perjury is the intentional lying under oath, this is what he was charged with.

    The average citizen is charged with up to 5 years in prision for Perjury, why should the President of the United States get a slide?

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