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March 23, 2004
Just For The Record

I know that this has been commented on in the blogosphere, but I feel the need to make it clear here as well. There seems to be a lot of blather from the Left about how Bush somehow didn't do enough in eight months to eliminate al-Qaeda; Richard Clarke claims that Bush should have attacked al-Qaeda in Afghanistan prior to 9/11 to prevent AQ terrorism from reaching American soil.

However, when Bush took action against Saddam's Iraq -- who, after all, tried to assassinate a former President, was involved in the first World Trade Center bombing, had been shooting at our aircraft in the no-fly zone, and was harboring Abu Abbas, among others -- in order to make sure Saddam couldn't perpetrate an act of terrorism against the US, the Left has done nothing but scream at him ever since.


Also, as a somewhat related note, do you notice that the same people who are scolding Israel for killing Yassin are the same that claim to be committed to fighting terrorism? Makes me wonder about that "commitment". It sounds like they prefer the oft-tried, oft-failed strategy of issuing arrest warrants.


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Posted by Ed Morrissey at March 23, 2004 8:04 PM

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