9/11 Tribute to President Clinton

On his radio show, Tom Hartmann just reminded us that the Republicans mocked Clinton for being obsessed with Bin Laden. They accused him of “wagging the dog” for sending cruise missiles to try to kill Bin Laden in Afghanistan, and mocked him for “bombing an aspirin factory” for sending cruise missiles to destroy a chemical manufacturing plant owned by Bin Laden & suspected of manufacturing components of nerve gas.

While the Bush administration has, so far, effectively blocked any serious investigation into the failures of government agencies that occurred before 9/11, we do know that the outgoing Clinton administration tried very hard to get the incoming Bush administration interested in pursuing Bin Laden, and that the Bush administration refused to do anything — even blocking funding for several anti-terrorism efforts. Also, see the post below about the unanswered questions.