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Albright testimony shows fraud of Clintonite "War on Terror" spin
The Wall Street Journal-Opinion Journal ^
| James Taranto
Posted on 03/23/2004 5:29:25 PM PST by MNJohnnie
Albright's Appeasement "The Bush administration's decision to detain hundreds of people in Guantanamo, Cuba, may be helping the al-Qaeda network recruit terrorists, former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright said today," reports Bloomberg News:
"It is possible and perhaps probable that anger over these detentions has helped (Osama) bin Laden succeed in recruiting more new operatives," Albright, secretary of state in the Clinton administration, said in prepared testimony. Albright is among the first witnesses as an independent commission on the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks opened two days of politically charged hearings.
Then again, we tried not holding anyone at Guantanamo, and the result was a series of al Qaeda attacks culminating with Sept. 11. Somehow bin Laden & Co. managed to find things to be angry about anyway. Go figure.
But there's a serious point here: Just about any antiterror measure can be expected to make terrorists or terrorist wannabes angry. Albright's appeasement approach would lead to complete paralysis and, no doubt, to more terrorist attacks. One wonders what John Kerry thinks of all this.
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So despite the bodyguard of lies being spread the DNC Newsmedia, the truth about the Clinton Administration's views on terrorism still managed to spill out Apparently in the Clinton Whitehouse, where Albright claims "fighting Terrorism was the number one priority" the idea of locking up Terrorists and their supporters would have been considered a very bad idea. We cannot lock them up, that might make them mad! One has to wonder what Albright thinks the PROPER way to fight Terrorists would be? Give then a stern talking to? File a diplomatic protest? Increase Foreign Aid to their State Sponsors? Albright, unwittingly, has exposed the root cause of 9-11. The inability of the American Political Left to face the reality that there is evil in the world and it MUST be fought with bullets and bombs, not good intentions and words.
posted on 03/23/2004 5:29:26 PM PST
Yes, I saw Maddie's testimony this morning, while I was on the treadmill at the gym. You cannot imagine the snickering and guffawing that was going on by those of us, who were just watching her remarks in closed caption! Maddie might as well aspire to Neville Chamberlain's tired worn-out theories of appeasement.
The Mad Halfbright speech could have been a campaign speech if she had started screaming incoherently, added a few shrill conspiratorial comments with a YEEEEAAARRRGGGHHH in closing.
posted on 03/23/2004 5:37:59 PM PST
(Aye, fight and you may die, run, and you'll live...at least a while)
One has to wonder what Albright thinks the PROPER way to fight Terrorists would be?
Why it is obvious! Declare an illegal war and overthrow a legitimate government to give them a country of their own, as we attempted in Kosovo!
posted on 03/23/2004 5:48:14 PM PST
That wheezing bag-lady was in over her head from her first day on the job.
posted on 03/23/2004 8:03:14 PM PST
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