The top people in al-Qaeda are out there somewhere in Pakistan and yet we're stuck in Iraq. the President said at 9/11 "We're going to catch the guys that knocked down these buildings," but we have lost that pursuit. The top people in al-Qaeda are still in force.
Tell me why and how did we end up in Iraq, with all our forces? take a look at the people who killed Americans on 9/11:
American Airlines Flight 11
Waleed Alshehri, 22, from Saudi Arabia
Wail Alshehri, 28, from Saudi Arabia
Abdulaziz Alomari, 22, from Saudi Arabia
Satam Al Suqami, 25, from Saudi Arabia
Mohamed Atta, 33, from Egypt
United Airlines Flight 93
Saeed Alghamdi, 21, from Saudi Arabia
Ahmed Alhaznawi, 20, from Saudi Arabia
Ahmed Alnami, 23, from Saudi Arabia
Ziad Jarrah, 26, from Lebanon
United Airlines Flight 175
Ahmed Alghamdi, 22, from Saudi Arabia
Hamza Alghamdi, 20, from Saudi Arabia
Marwan Alshehhi, 23, from United Arab Emirates
Mohand Alshehri, 22, from Saudi Arabia
Fayez Ahmed Banihammad (Alshehri), 24, from United Arab Emirates
American Airlines Flight 77
Khalid Almihdhar, 26, from Saudi Arabia
Nawaf Alhazmi, 25, from Saudi Arabia
Salem Alhazmi, 20, from Saudi Arabia
Hani Hanjour, 29, from Saudi Arabia
Majed Moqed, 24, from Saudi Arabia
August 6, 2001: President Bush receives classified intelligence briefings at his Crawford, Texas ranch indicating that bin Laden might be planning to hijack commercial airliners. The memo read to him is titled "Bin Laden Determined to Strike in US", and the entire memo focuses on the possibility of terrorist attacks inside the US. National Security Advisor Rice later claims the memo was "fuzzy and thin" and only 1 and a half pages long (his normal daily security briefings run two or three pages). The contents have never been made public. However, a Congressional report later describes what is likely this memo (they call it "a closely held intelligence report for senior government officials" presented in early August 2001): it mentions "that members of al-Qaeda, including some US citizens, had resided in or traveled to the US for years and that the group apparently maintained a support structure here. The report cited uncorroborated information obtained in 1998 that Osama bin Laden wanted to hijack airplanes to gain the release of US-held extremists; FBI judgments about patterns of activity consistent with preparations for hijackings or other types of attacks and the number of bin Laden-related investigations underway; as well as information acquired in May 2001 that indicated a group of bin Laden supporters was planning attacks in the US with explosives." [Senate Intelligence Committee, 9/18/02] Incredibly, the New York Times later reports that Bush "broke off from work early and spent most of the day fishing"
May 15, 2002: The Bush Administration is embarrassed when the CBS Evening News reveals that Bush had been warned about al-Qaeda domestic attacks in August 2001. Bush had repeatedly said that he had "no warning" of any kind.
Remember President Bush spent most of August 2001 at his Crawford, Texas, ranch, nearly setting a record for the longest presidential vacation. While it is billed a "working vacation."
Why don't we stop crying about the Times and start following the money of al-Qaeda and Osama bin Laden just to see where it leads Mr. President! Check out the below sites for starts:
Friday, June 30, 2006
Wednesday, June 28, 2006
Delay: It's not politics; This is war.
Matthews: It's not politics?
Delay: The American people understand the real war...
Matthews: You don't think Karl Rove is behind this and saying, "Hey put in more fire, shoot'em again, keep this going a couple of weeks"?
Delay: Absolutely not. This is war. The New York Times has undermined our national security and there ought to be consequences. It has nothing to do with politics.
Matthews: So you're against leaking?
Delay: Yes, I'm against leaking.
Matthews: All leaking by the administration. So even this thing with the CIA agent shouldn't have been leaked?
Delay: Absolutely not.
Matthews: So guys like Rove shouldn't have been talking to the papers... and people like Scooter Libby shouldn't have been talking;... I'm asking you.
Delay: I'm not gonna... I'm not a [???]; I'm not a judge.
Matthews: You said you were against leaking
Delay: You said something that Karl Rove is not being commited of, convicted of...
Matthews: He never denied it, and nobody is going to contest it. It's public record that he leaked.
Delay: It's just you saying that he is guilty.
Matthews: I am not saying it's a crime. I'm saying he leaked.
Delay: How do you know he leaked?
Matthews: Because it's the public record now that he leaked (laughs in frustration)! That doesn't bother you?
Delay: No! Leaking national security secrets at a time of war is outrageous and shouldn't be done.
Matthews: But not the identity of a CIA agent?
Delay: We can spend an hour on that. Valerie Plame was not a CIA agent.
Matthews: What was she?
Delay: (dismissively) She was behind a desk over at Langley.
Matthews: But was her classification undercover? She deep background?
Delay: Yes, but she was not an out-in-the field CIA agent, and that's what the law is all about.
What a bunch of crap from a party that has put this country in the shape that it's in now.
We have a President that see fault in a paper that talks about SWIFT, which everyone already knows about, a President who gives the green light for his Administration to go after Valerie Plame.
Monday, June 26, 2006
Former Assistant Secretary of State for Intelligence and Research Carl Ford, appearing before the The Senate Democratic Policy Committee, called upon policy makers to accept part of the blame for intelligence failures, telling them to "not accept the crap we give you."
When you go to the ballot box in November, remember who has given you a bunch of crap with this pre-war intelligence in Iraq and this lack of scrutiny of Iraq intelligence by the Republican-led Senate.
Sunday, June 25, 2006
Saturday, June 24, 2006
This is what we got from our House and Senate last week. They passed a bill to cut the estate tax for the rich and famous, while the wage increase for the have nots, just slip right on away.
I find this administration, this House and this Senate offensive to the American People, who voted these people into office for the best of this country, not for the best of the rich in this country.
When in the world will the Republican party wake up and see that this Administration, House and Senate, are not for us average folks, but for the very rich and well to do. Am I the only one to see this? Am I wrong?
What in God's name is going on, when a group of people continue to vote for a party that is clearly not for the average person, but for the rich. Wake up America, open your eye's, unstop your ears and please see and hear what this Administration, this Republican House and this Republican Senate has done to the average people in this country for the benefit for the rich.
Remember the federal minimum wage has been locked in at $5.15/hour for the past nine years. Only States with the mandate to do the right thing on their agenda, has raised the minimum wage. Our House and Senate has constantly raised their salaries every year right, to compensate for inflation. I guess to them it just dont matter when it comes to compensating for the average workers inflation.
I hear people argue that, small business can not stay in business or stay together, if we raise the minimum wage.
Well I'll just say that if a business can not stay afloat because of a better wage for the average worker, then that business shouldn't hire workers or maybe they shouldn't be in business at all. How can you go into business for yourself, but not be able to pay a decent salary to your employees?
What say you America?