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Christiane Amanpour's 2 hour CNN special "In the Footsteps of Bin Laden" was very good.  Fortunately she spent 5 minutes or so on the Dubya Administration's blunder of not sending the requested 800 Army Rangers to get Bin Laden in Tora Bora.

It's election time again, so if any of the media is reading this, let's remember to remind the voting public about blunder by the Bush Administration.

The CIA guy mentioned, and we've heard him before, how his group was listening to Bin Laden's communications @ Tora Bora, regarding the pounding air strikes in the area, and he requested of "Washington" 800 or so Army Rangers.  Of which they never came.  Instead we went after Bin Laden with 50 to 60 US soldiers, the ones that were already in place but weren't enough of to cut off bin laden from escaping through the mountains.

Why was such a blunder made in the first place?  Is it because terror is good for the GOP?  Or was it sheer stupidity?  Or was the Administration too busy planning the Iraq War?  In any of these three cases, let's make sure the voters are crystal clear about this fact now and two years from now.  "Tough on Terror" my arse.

P.S. Bin Laden's organization has declared they would like to kill 10 million Americans with nukes.  So when it's our turn to run the Country, let's make sure we get him.

Originally posted to MtMan on Thu Aug 24, 2006 at 12:28 AM PDT.

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  •  You should add a poll (1+ / 0-)
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    MtMan

    Then regarding your questions, I would vote 'all of the above'.  Bin Laden's hatred of us is only going to get worse.  Getting rid of him should be a top priority for us once we take over Congress and the 'War on Terra'.


    "...be free, be whoever you are and do whatever you wanna do."

    by cowgirl on Thu Aug 24, 2006 at 01:10:28 AM PDT

  •  Yeah that's gonna happen (1+ / 0-)
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    peraspera

    I'm sure the so called "liberal" MSM is going to jump at the chance to point out another of Bush's blunders.
    We see the litany of all his mistakes ad nauseum.
    NOT!!!
    The only way this information gets into public knowledge is through the net, since the Nabobs don't control it.
    YET!!!
    Don't fool yourself thinking the media will make our case, they're busy dummying up phantom polls that show us the republicans are doing well.
    The MSM is on a leash, and we don't hold that leash!

  •  OBL isn't the cause of my fear... (1+ / 0-)
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    MtMan

    I think it is clear that we were left unprotected on 911. Even more so after Katrina and all the fear hyped repeatedly in the media for whatever excuse illustrate this constant sense of insecurity.

    My bet is we will be hit again, this time we'll blame Iran. It was, after all, a tough call who to hit first after 911- Iraq or Afghanistan.

    Perhaps this is sick and cynical, and if I cross a line, my appologies, but I wouldn't put it Faux to fake their own reporter's kidnapping for to propagandize us with.

    Furthermore, this is a moral dliema- Would Americans benefit from their death if they were killed? Would we be spared the propaganda from this unstoppable machine? Would this save the lives of people in the Middle East who could very well be the targets of our war through Faux's propaganda?

    Just a question.

  •  It's a simple, but recurring Bushco theme (1+ / 0-)
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    MtMan

    Why was such a blunder made in the first place?

    Because with this administration, it's never really been about getting anything of substance done. The equivalent of stuffing all your toys under the bed and in the closet when you were supposed to be cleaning it.

    And as a general rule with these sort of schemes, it should catch up with them eventually. This could be the year--Rethugs are less in lockstep with Bush (more political realism than a sense of right and wrong, of course), are facing a pretty nasty anti-incumbent atmosphere at home. Although I said 2004 "could be the year" also. Sigh.

    •  yes (0+ / 0-)

      yes and i just got a blurb of news last night about the christian coalition fissuring.  i think with the right under this much pressure, it's the time to try to help split them right down the middle, so that they end up voting for a republican and an independent presidential candidate, which was what my previous diary was about.

      the best shot for a spoiler seemed to be an Independent fundamentalist christian running for prez.  financed by Ted Turner of course.  : )

  •  Letting OBL get away... (0+ / 0-)

    was obviously intentional.  Maybe they were afraid if we caught him we might find out he had nothing to do with 9/11 (just conjecture on my part).  Also, I'd like to know the source of the nuke threat re: 10 million Americans.  Is that true or just more horse shit?

    Imagination is more important than knowledge - Einstein

    by One Pissed Off Liberal on Thu Aug 24, 2006 at 05:53:39 AM PDT

  •  http://mediamatters.org/items/200608210006 (0+ / 0-)

    http://mediamatters.org/...

    smoking gun information regarding more details than just "washington" was told that 800 troups were needed to seal the back door.

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