Here’s what the president inherited he inherited a deficit when this president inherited from the Clinton administration four budgets that were either in surplus or in balance and he turned it into a massive deficit. He brought us to the brink of financial crisis he brought us to the brink of deep recession ignoring issues related to climate change…so it’s a continuation of those Bush policies in the Congress but they had their roots and the problems were caused during the Bush Administration—Nancy PelosiWe have heard to the nth degree what President Soetoro thinks he inherited from the Bush administration. Our ears bled from the incessant whining from Soetoro and Democrats, “ What we inherited, what we inherited.” Sounding like schoolyard children tattling on one another.
Whatever one says about President Bush he did not practice the puerile pursuit of finger pointing. But was this because he inherited surpluses, balanced budgets and a world of peace from the Clinton administration?
According to Nancy Pelosi, that is just the case. But she is wrong.
Bush didn’t inherit a peaceful world from President Clinton on the contrary America was not at war but terrorist where at war with the United States even before Bush took office in 2000. Osama bin Laden declared war on America once in 1996 and again in 1998.
The Clinton administration and the Media chose to ignore the threat as Progressives teach us to ignore two year olds who throw tantrums. This even in light of continued and growing attacks against America and American interest.
Under the Clinton administration a series of terrorist acts were carried out against the United States on American soil and against American interest they included; the 1993 bombing of the World Trade Center (WTC I); the 1996 attack on the U.S. military barracks Khobar Towers, in Saudi Arabia; the 1998 attacks on U.S. Embassies in Africa; the 1999 "Millennium" plot; and the 2000 attack on U.S.S. Cole.
This was the world which president Bush inherited from president Clinton who balanced the budget by decimating our militaries by take money from military families, reducing military ranks to anemic levels and stopping weapons development all the while the threat of terrorism was knocking at our door.
Bush didn’t say it but maybe he should have, he inherited an international crisis and mess from the Clinton administration. Mary Matalin GOP Strategist and former advisor to Vice president Dick Cheney tells CNN today what she experienced.
(see 29sec. video)
September 11, 2001 didn’t occur in a vacuum. In context we have all of the terrorist attacks that I’ve mention above all occurring on Clinton’s watch and then we have the event, which emboldened terrorist to strike the U.S. it happened on October 3, 1993 during the Clinton presidency.
On October 3, 1993 Task Force Ranger raided the Olympic Hotel in Mogadishu to search for [Mohammed Farah] Aidid, [leader of one of the main rebel coalitions, and responsible for the murder of U.N. peacekeepers]. This led to a seventeen-hour battle in which eighteen U.S. soldiers were killed and eighty-four were wounded. Bodies of dead American soldiers were dragged through the streets of Mogadishu.
On October 7 President Clinton responded by withdrawing U.S. troops from Somalia. The hunt for Aidid was abandoned. By the late Spring of 1994, all of the remaining U.N. troops were withdrawn, ending UNOSOM-II. (source)
After this show of apparent defeat and weakness by a U.S. President Osama bin Laden or al Qaeda declared war on the United States of America. Thus the seeds of 9/11 were planted and grew from 1994 until they manifested September 11, 2001 and never did anyone hear President George W. Bush say or intimate that the 9/11 attacks were inherited by him from the previous administration. But they were.
Those of us who know the history know that al Qaeda declared war on the United States in 1996 and once again in 1998 and Osama bin Laden was indicted for terrorism by the U.S. District Court in 1998. Bush wasn’t elected until November 2000 and became President Noon January 20, 2001.
9/11/2001 didn’t just happen. It was a well thought out, planned and executed plot that was planned during the Clinton administration and it all culminated on the date of 9/11/2001.
According to the 9/11 commission report section 7.2 entitled The 9/11 Pilots In the United States the “9/11 pilots” were training as early as the mid1990’s and many of them trained in the United States in the early summer of 2000. –9/11 Commission Report pg. 223 (see source)
Al Qaeda declared war on the U.S. in 1998, they began training for 9/11 as early as 1990 and many of the pilots who carried out the plane crashes arrived in America early summer of 2000. Don’t you get it? The 9/11 pilots trained in the United States prior to Bush’s presidency but you never, ever heard [President Bush] say that he inherited 9/11!
I’ll say it, George W. Bush inherited 9/11 the cause for having to go to war in Afghanistan and subsequently Iraq from the Bill Clinton administration.
All of the money that Clinton saved by decimating the military readiness of this country is the reason we are at war now. Clinton simply kicked the can down the road for the next administration.
Clinton had several opportunities to capture or kill bin Laden but he didn’t. And all of the money that Clinton saved by weakening America’s ability to be militarily armed and ready to defend its self may have given the false impression of fiscal surpluses on paper but we all now know that the reality is we were left exposed to attack because of the Clinton policies of defunding our military and our CIA. And we are paying for it in the end.
Weakened military and CIA intelligence because of Bill Clinton policies resulted in a failure to detect the plotters of 9/11 as they went back and forth in the United States from 1990 to 2001. And then they end their mission by hijacking American planes and killed over 3,000 Americans.
Multiple terrorist attacks against the United States only progressively increasing in violence and death with each additional attack becoming grander in scale finally commentating in over 3,000 deaths on American soil on September 11, 2001.
America was not at war at the time of any of these terrorist attacks but terrorists were at war with us. America did not have troops deployed for war. (previous post)
But what is unconscionable, I think, is that Democrat[s] are allowed by the media and their constituents to disassociate themselves from their own personal choices to invade Iraq. Have we forgotten the –Joint Resolution to Authorize the Use of United States Armed Forces Against Iraq— and the House and the Senate votes that authorized the war?
Yes, 9/11 happened on President Bush’s watch but he inherited it all from the ineffective and incompetent way William Jefferson Clinton dealt with terrorism Ms. Pelosi.
The credit/Banking crisis and the Wars are all results of Democrat failed policies though they happened on Bush’s watch. and these policies are the reasons that America is in the mess that we are in today Ms. Pelosi. Blaming Bush was a political strategy that worked well for Democrats in 2006 and 2008, but Bush is not here now and hasn’t been for a while Ms. Pelosi and you only get one bite at that apple.
It’s over and even though you have shut your hearing off and won’t listen or acknowledge what the American people are saying we are tired of the Bush Blaming, we are very tired of your excuses.
And since you are not listening to the American people we will be very glad to vote in enough Republican Congressmen to take away the Speaker of the House title from you in November and let you sit back down among your peers so you’ all can start listening to the American people again!
I must admit and it is sad to see that, Ms. Pelosi you and your Party are still crazy after all these years. But the American people are not, though you played us for fools. We know Democrats in Congress voted for and authorize the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. We know that Democrats caused the housing credit crisis and the result banking crisis and we know that everything that is fundamentally wrong with America is rooted in the ideology that Democrats espouse.
We don’t blame President Bush anymore, Like O.J. Simpson said upon his acquittal of murder, “Now I’m going to look for the real killers.”
And Ms. Pelosi so are we, so are we …