So, Republicans were in bed with Dictators according to Glenn Beck when 911 happened. Uh, oh. You know, this brought to vision the video of former Pres. Bush walking and holding hands with that King... Uh, oh. Oh, no. What is Beck doing today, LOL.
I finally get this guy, and his problems with Obama! The President thinks too much. Foreign policy should be made "off the top of my head." Of course! That's so obvious I'm ashamed it never occurred to me before!
Shoot first, then aim;
Fly by the seat of the pants;
Think with the gut;
Make decisions off the top of the head.
Now that's the way to reclaim 'Murkin greatness.
9/11 didn't happen because America was in bed with dictators. Nor did it have anything to do with "core values and principles". It happened because radical Muslims perceived an attack on Islam and decided to kill 3000 innocent people because of that perception.
Of course, like any act of terrorism there was a crap load of crazy mixed in there:
The fatwas written or signed by Osama Bin Laden in 1996 and 1998 both demand the end of the presence of U.S. troops in Saudi Arabia. In the fatwa issued in 1998, bin Laden and others wrote: "For more than seven years the United States has been occupying the lands of Islam in the holiest of places, the Arabian peninsula, plundering its riches, dictating to its rulers, humiliating its people, terrorizing its neighbors, and turning its bases in the peninsula into a spearhead through which to fight the neighboring Muslim peoples" (see February 22, 1998). [Nation, 2/15/1999]
October 2002: "You are the worst civilization witnessed by the history of mankind: You are the nation who, rather than ruling by the Shariah of Allah in its Constitution and Laws, choose to invent your own laws as you will and desire. You separate religion from your policies, contradicting the pure nature which affirms Absolute Authority to the Lord and your Creator."
So we occupy Islamic lands or i guess countries with governments that are rules by Islamic governments and because our own government is not a theocracy is basically what bin ladin;s reason was. Experts say our cold war tactics in afghanistan, iran, the persian gulf and israel involvement may or may not have something to do with the attacks. Some think osama simply wanted to elicit a tremendous US military response that would antagonize the Muslim world and create many more radical states and people.
Notice how he says in the last 5 years but says he learned after 9.11. Obviously 9.11 was almost NINE years ago and beck just started to learn not to be a war hawk 5 years ago. Apparently he finished learning that, the day bush left office considering he never mentioned cutting defense spending before ie over 7 years after 9.11. What took so long moron? Could it possibly be that you are lying through your teeth and just pivoted because obama is president and you want to criticize him at all times. It is also telling that despite the afghanistan escalation by obama beck cannot bring himself to oppose the wars. He has yet to say we should leave both countries tomorrow like so many OBAMA SUPPORTERS have said. Imagine that many bush supporters disagreeing with bush on an administration policy. Because progressives do not follow lock-step with the dems - we have a mind of our own!!
I keep telling you guys, he's a lefty plant designed to bring down the political right from within. Actually I've never told you that, but it's a fun meme and bits like this give ammo. Why do you hate America, Beck? Is it because of the sickness in your commie-liberal soul?