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  •  Blame Ideology (3.80)
    Playing "What Ifs".  9-11 would have happened in a Democratic Administration.  The USA would have invaded Afghanistan.  The corporate media would have crucified the Democratic Administration for failure to stop 9-11.  With no international support except from UK and Australia, a Democratic Administration would never have invaded Iraq.  George W Bush would have won the 2004 election promising he would "kick some Muslim ass" and prevent another 9-11 unlike the "weak, gay supporting, pussy" Democrats.  

    Tim Russert and gang are still playing to tribal fears.  The way to solve the Iran and North Korea nuclear problem is attack and destroy them.  The one thing corporate media will not say is that the Iraq Occupation is a Stalemate.  

    •  9/11 (4.00)
      was not inevitable. The bi partisan commision report, even though it backs away from blame, pretty clearly indicates a half a dozen ways that an active executive paying attention could have prevented those attacks. The Clinton administration, in fact, prevented some and prosecuted some more. 9/11 belongs to Condi.

      Pithecanthropus "If I pay a man enough money to buy my car, he'll buy my car." Henry Ford

      by johnmorris on Fri May 06, 2005 at 07:12:40 AM PDT

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      •  they accelerated the schedule (none)

        Yea, someone mentioned Chalmer's Blowback earlier, he theorised that 9/11 was in planning but the schedule was accellerated in response to Bush whitehouse threats to the Taliban regarding the natural gas pipeline they wanted to build in Afghanistan.
    •  yes (none)
      The widely held view that force is the solution to most of the world's problems is what gets us into trouble.

      Those are my principles, and if you don't like them... well, I have others. Groucho Marx

      by markymarx on Fri May 06, 2005 at 09:06:47 AM PDT

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    •  Not Bush in 2004 (none)
      If Al Gore had won the EV as well in 2004 I think it's very unlikely that Bush would run again in 2004. He would have been seen as damaged goods (just as Gore was last year). My guess is McCain would have be4en the 2004 GOP candidate.
      A big what if: Would there have been a 9-11 if Gore had won? The Clinton administration had done a fair job of preventing Al Qaida strikes in the US (albeit not abroad). Might a Gore administration have busted the 9-11 conspirators too?
      •  Exactly. (4.00)
        It's hard to imagine a Gore WH receiving the sort of intelligence the Bush WH had privy to and doing absolutely nothing about it.
      •  more exactly (none)
        I doubt 9/11 would have happened under a Gore administration, but if it had everyone would have been saying "Thank God we didn't elect that dummy Bush!" the way so many of them said "Thank God we didn't elect that wimp Gore!"

        McCain would have been the Republican nominee, but best of all there would have been no Iraq invasion.


        by Danjuma on Fri May 06, 2005 at 10:14:29 PM PDT

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