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Bush faltering on his war on terror

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Submitted by Steve Klein (United States), Jul 6, 2004 at 08:07

Daniel Pipes wrote: "When a leading law enforcement agency like the FBI is so politically exposed that it rewards those who attack it, winning the war on terror appears increasingly remote."

I've supported this president's military action in Afghanistan and in Iraq and this administration's security measures here at home, however it is become increasingly difficult to take his pledges seriously. On Sept. 20, 2001, President Bush spoke the following courageous words before a joint session of Congress:

"We will starve terrorists of funding, turn them one against another, drive them from place to place, until there is no refuge or no rest. And we will pursue nations that provide aid or safe haven to terrorism. Every nation, in every region, now has a decision to make. Either you are with us, or you are with the terrorists. (Applause.) From this day forward, any nation that continues to harbor or support terrorism will be regarded by the United States as a hostile regime."

Unfortunately, just as is the case with the FBI, we are witnessing a good deal of appeasement by this administration.

The president continues to insist that the Saudis are doing their utmost to fight our common terrorist threat. "America and Saudi Arabia face a common terrorist threat, and we appreciate the strong, continuing efforts of the Saudi government in fighting that threat." - George W. Bush; July 1, 2003

Since the Saudi royal family insists that Israel and the Zionists are root of all terrorism in the world, now we are wondering just who this common terrorist threat is. Additionally, the imams in Saudi Arabia's mosques are still urging the faithful to "kill the Christians; kill the Jews."

Instead of destroying the Muslim radicals and their leadership in Iraq, our military -- little doubt at the behest of this administration -- negotiates cease fires. Is this any way to conduct a war?

Instead of urging Israel to destroy the terrorist infrastructure in Gaza and Ramallah, the president negotiates with the Palestinian Authority (a terror-supporting entity) reproves Israel for taking out some of the terrorist leadership (the administration was "deeply troubled"), he urges restraint and worse, supports the establishment of a Palestinian Arab terrorist state in Israel's heartland. Along with a willing and compromising Israelis prime minister he supports the ethnic cleansing of Jewish communities in Gaza (only because they are Jews) and supports a military and civilian retreat in the face of daily Islamic terror and atrocities.

No, I do not hold out a great deal of hope for this administration's success in his "war on terrorism."

Steve Klein
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Title Commenter Date Thread
Ulterior Motives [87 words]D BirdJul 15, 2004 18:0815976
state employees [115 words]Donald OranjJul 13, 2004 21:0115957
FBI infiltrated by Islamists? [53 words]HassanJul 10, 2004 16:3515942
Show them the door! [95 words]S.C.PandaJul 9, 2004 05:4615931
Excellent point. [3 words]Boris FrenkelJul 9, 2004 00:2415928
Arabs and Muslims [66 words]ParvizJul 7, 2004 21:2115922
Shocking [35 words]Byron LieberwitzJul 6, 2004 22:5115913
It may not be quite as simple as that [88 words]Boris EpsteinJul 6, 2004 21:0615912
Insanity:Doing the same thing and expecting a different result [133 words]Darwin BarrettJul 6, 2004 19:2515911
Islam and Terrorism [92 words]S MikhailJul 6, 2004 19:1715910
No change in behavior [150 words]John HarmanJul 6, 2004 18:0315909
Marwan Kreidie's positions [56 words]Robert S. WeissJul 6, 2004 17:4215908
Dereliction of Duty by the FBI [640 words]Richard WingJul 6, 2004 14:1315907
Thanks for your efforts [40 words]Mike AksmanJul 6, 2004 13:4015905
American? [324 words]Kyle GosnellJul 6, 2004 13:2115903
Mainstream Media must talk the talk [466 words]Edwina E. McCall Captain Army NurseJul 6, 2004 11:4315902
Kreidie getting greedy? [89 words]Lloyd Lionel KleinJul 6, 2004 11:2815901
FBI/CIA [89 words]Kim SegarJul 6, 2004 10:3415900
Sitting on the fence? [192 words]Louise KostrinskyJul 6, 2004 10:3315899
friends of liberalism [15 words]helen morrellJun 21, 2007 21:1815899
Federal Bureau of Incompetence [63 words]Arlinda DeAngelisJul 6, 2004 09:3015896
Bush faltering on his war on terror [425 words]Steve KleinJul 6, 2004 08:0715894

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