I blame him for his complete negligence, incompetence, and misfeasance, once that attack had occurred, in utterly failing to do anything effective to prevent the groups responsible for that first attack from planning and carrying out a much more successful attack against the World Trade Center twelve years later.
I note that you (correctly) point out that the first attack happened so early in Clinton's term that he couldn't reasonably have had time to anticipate and act on the threat, even if it were known; yet you refuse to grant the same leeway to Bush Jr. regarding the second attack. Both attacks took place very early in the terms of the Presidents who were in office when they were carried out, having been in planning and preparation since well before those Presidents took office. In both cases, if there is any blame to put at the President's level, that blame belongs rightfully and clearly to the previous President. I doubt if either Bush Sr. or Clinton had any way of knowing that the 1993 attack was imminent, but Clinton certainly had a warning, in the form of that attack, which ought to have led him to take effective measures to prevent a repeat. He was too busy using random military actions to distract the public from his tawdry sex scandals to give any useful attention to the actual threat that he had to know he needed to address. The failure is his.
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We can be Godless and free. • “Social justice” through forced redistribution of wealth. • Silencing religious opinions counts as “diversity”. • Freedom without moral and personal responsibility. • Civilization can survive the intentional undermining of the family.