Tuesday, September 26, 2006

Are we safe yet?


Is America more safe today because of our efforts in Iraq? How are the recently declassified reports being used to further the democratic agenda? How are republicans refuting claims of their mistakes pre-9/11 surrounding al-queda and Osama bin Laden made by former president Bill Clinton in a recent TV interview?

Times Article - Spy Agencies Say Iraq War Worsens Terrorism Threat

Times Article -Bush Makes Public Part of Terrorism Report

Audio Mp3 Interview with NY Times correspondent

Post Article -Rice Boils Over at Bubba

Declassified Report

Transcript of Rice Interview

7 comments:

Edwin Genao said...

I found in the New York Post that the Republicans say that Bill Clinton should have caught Osama Bin Laden. Secretary of State Condeleeza Rice yesterday accused Bill Clinton of making "flatly false" claims that the Bush administration didn't lift a finger to stop terrorism before the 9/11 attacks. She's right because he shouldn't have said tht. I am not sure if the country is safe enough. I want it to be safe. I am scared.

Edwin Genao said...

I found in the New York Post that the Republicans say that Bill Clinton should have caught Osama Bin Laden. The article says that Secretary Of State Condolezza Rice yesterday accused Bill Clinton of making "flatly false" claims that the Bush administration didn't lift a finger to stop terrorism before the 9/11 attacks. She's right because he shouldn't said that. I am not sure if the country is safe. I want it to be safe. I am sacred.

Jason Mangubat said...

I think the Americans are not safe today with our efforts in Iraq because Al-Qaeda will continue to pose the greatest threat to the Homeland and US interests abroad by a single terrorist organization." I found this quote from: "Declassified Key Judgments Of The National Intelligence Estimate Trends In Global Terrorism: Implications For The United States Dated April 2006." I think there is not enough soldiers fighting and helping our country. I don't think Former President Bill Clinton should not have gotten mad because he could've lived. If we have more soldiers we will be more protected.

Sam said...

OF COURSE WE'RE NOT SAFE!! This is yet another sad political folly that shouldn't make news. This is all about people blaming 9/11 on someone. Look, if theres anyone to blame, I suppose its hmm, I don't know; AL QUEDA!? But aside from that, Bill Clinton should have known better than to appear on fox news, where it is BLATANTLY obvious he was going to be eaten alive!! And Condileeza Rice should learn to ANSWER the questions she has been asked, rather than 'beating around the bush'.
I agree with edwin, he's scared and I am too. We all should be afraid with this aweful Bush administration and edwin is right that the country isn't safe enough. It was safer before this war, and we probably won't be safe again for a looooooooooong time.

An excerpt from the declassified intelligence report, "If this trend continues, threats to the US interests at home and abroad will become more diverse, leading to increasing attacks worldwide." This is truly upsetting.

Josh said...

America is definitely not any more safe since the efforts in Iraq. I feel this way because I don't neccessarily feel that the efforts in Iraq are neccessary, and I am sure there are other people in the world who would agree with me. I actually think that this will make us more of a target. I think that other countries, especially middle east, are going to become more defensive and find America to be a bully. i think that if the war continues, it will inevitably cause governments of other countries to become sick of it, and retaliate. Whatever the American government is dishing out, I hope they are willing and ready to take it back.

bulka said...

I feel perfectly safe, I dont see why anyone should be scared. The only people that should be scared are the people in the middle east and the soldiers who are actually over there and in harms way. Iraq doesnt have anything but sand, we can destroy them. Im really tired of hearing about 9/11 and who's to blame because its all LIES,nobody will ever know the truth.
Iraq=PWNED.

carolina barberii said...

I don’t think that America is safer today than before our efforts in Iraq. I don’t see how it was logical to invade Iraq and cause more problems when we didn’t even settle our issues with Afghanistan after 9/11. By sending our troops to Iraq we have gained more enemies in the Middle East, making our country less safe and more vulnerable to future attacks. Bill Clinton now claims that he had continuously tried to “kill” Osama bin Ladin but failed. I don’t think Clinton is to blame for 9/11, it is hard to say who is at fault but I know this somehow could have been prevented. I agree with Josh, our efforts in the Middle East might offend other surrounding countries and back fire on us.