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Posted by Mogli on March 27, 2004 at 09:45:41:
In Reply to: Re: Mogli save your breath posted by castlebar man on March 27, 2004 at 00:02:36:
Not sure about Mike jobwise but certainly not for me. I don't understand why my job is important or why it would lead me to take one side or another in a debate about 9/11 and terrorism?
As for being anti-American I certainly am not - I visit the USA regularly and have family and many good friends there. As I said above I get a big kick out of being stateside.
But you missed the point that to argue against a government policy is not to argue against the country.
If less than 50% of the voters in the USA voted for Bush - bearing in mind that in the last election 500,000 more Americans voted for Gore than for Bush - does that make the over 50% majority of Americans who voted Anti-American? No of course not. Just because they didn't like Bush doesn't mean they are anti-American. It's a ludicrous argument.
Richard Clarke (who is not from Castlebar nor is he Irish he is a registered Republican and who has retired from his 'good state paying job' as counter security expert with Bush Snr, Reagan, Clinton and Bush Jnr) stated quite clearly the other day that the Iraqi war has detracted very seriously from the real fight against Al Qaeda.
Bush, Rice, Rumsfeld, Cheney, Wolfowitz simply bundled his dire warnings about Al Qaeda into a whole plethora of other security issues, playing it down completely and doing nothing about it until it was too late. His memo of 4 Sep 2001 just a week before 9/11 asking what they would do if hundreds of Americans were killed in an Al Qaeda attack says it all.