The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #97835 Message #2208488
Posted By: Teribus
04-Dec-07 - 02:18 PM
Thread Name: BS: Maliki doesn't want more U.S. troops
Subject: RE: BS: Maliki doesn't want more U.S. troops
Guest TIA, I really liked this one:
"Reporting for the Washington Post, Barton Gellman has written that "beginning on August 7, 1998, the day that al Qaeda destroyed the U.S. embassies in Nairobi and Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania, Clinton directed a campaign of increasing scope and lethality against bin Laden's network that carried through his final days in office." (12/19/01)"
"a campaign of increasing scope and lethality" - That gave me a really good laugh - Is that the campaign that knocked out the powdered milk factory and killed some goats?
For "leathality" read lashing out blindly and ineffectually. It was a complete and utter joke and appearing more so to the world at large, but more importantly to the intended targets by the minute.
Richard Clarke the guy you have pulled forth was absolutely livid that Clinton had not taken onboard his recommendations earlier and pursued bin Laden more aggressively.
But none-the-less I may yet take a toddle through the cherry-picket jewels, the Richard Clarke stuff I know we've torn to shreds before.