Shock And Awesome

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Remember when liberals described George W. Bush as a “warmonger” for invading Afghanistan after the 9/11 attacks? Turns out the former president’s actions decimated al Qaeda’s future plans.

According to one of the world’s most deadly and infamous terrorists, Khalid Sheik Mohammed, President George W. Bush wiped out plans for other imminent attacks by quickly invading Afghanistan after 9/11/2001.

According to a new book detailed by The Federalist and former Bush staffer Marc Thiessen, KSM admitted during enhanced interrogation the President’s swift “shock-and-awe” action not only thwarted plans for follow up attacks to 9/11, but changed Al Qaeda’s entire strategy.

Far from trying to draw us in, KSM said that al-Qaeda expected the United States to respond to 9/11 as we had the 1983 bombing of the Marine barracks in Beirut — when, KSM told Mitchell, the United States ‘turned tail and ran.’

‘Then he looked at me and said, ‘How was I supposed to know that cowboy George Bush would announce he wanted us ‘dead or alive’ and then invade Afghanistan to hunt us down?’’ Mitchell writes.

The article also notes President Three-Putt’s elimination of Gitmo interrogations, pullout of Iraq, and overall dismissive attitude has contributed to the escalation of attacks across the country and around the world.

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6 thoughts on “Shock And Awesome

  1. I’m sure it will come as quite a shock to Bill Clinton, who presided over the bombing of the Cole and the first World Trade Center bombing, that terrorism cannot be deterred by treating it as a law enforcement problem.

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  2. Evidently the US had been electing presidents who were lacking a backbone for too long. Once KSM and others realized that W had a pair and wasn’t afraid to use them, plans changed drastically. Now we’re back to “give peace a chance” Obama and thank goodness he’s out in January. You can only have peace through strength not appeasement.

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  3. Okay, “President Three-Putt” is better than my unsuccessful attempt to portray the current resident at 1600 PA ave as The Discount Messiah.
    Stay safe.

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  4. Mike – Unless your enforcement includes bunker buster ordnance.

    Metoo – Which is why I think Trump will make our enemies think twice. Like Reagan, they probably think Trump is batshit crazy.

    Lergnom – Discount Messiah is fantastic, as well!

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