"God Bless Our Troops in Harms Way."
The reason Al Qaeda declared war on America was because we had troops stationed in Saudi Arabia.
The reason Osmama bin Laden thought he could attack America on it's own soil and get away with it was because he looked at America when Clinton was POTUS as being a paper tiger.
From Osama's bin Ladens first Fatwa:
>" But your most disgraceful case was in Somalia; where- after vigorous propaganda about the power of the USA and its post cold war leadership of the new world order- you moved tens of thousands of international force, including twenty eight thousands American solders into Somalia. However, when tens of your solders were killed in minor battles and one American Pilot was dragged in the streets of Mogadishu you left the area carrying disappointment, humiliation, defeat and your dead with you. Clinton appeared in front of the whole world threatening and promising revenge , but these threats were merely a preparation for withdrawal. You have been disgraced by Allah and you withdrew; the extent of your impotence and weaknesses became very clear. It was a pleasure for the "heart" of every Muslim and a remedy to the "chests" of believing nations to see you defeated in the three Islamic cities of Beirut , Aden and Mogadishu..."< Bin Laden's Fatwa | PBS NewsHour | Aug. 23, 1996 | PBS
"If your opponent is of choleric temperament, seek to irritate him." - Sun Tzu
which is why the best way to win againist a terrorist orginization is to make them radical and out of touch with average people.
Clinton may had the talk but not the walk. Al Qaeda found out that Bush just did not have the talk but also the walk. Bush invaded Afghanistan ! #### ! he even put boots on the ground and invaded Iraq.
This scared our enemies throughout the world, they were in awe with Bush. Even Omar Gaddafi destroyed his WMD's in 2003 and came on board as an ally of the USA and it's war against Al Qaeda. Who do you think took over enhanced interrogations for the CIA ?
I think Obama has already sent out the message, America has returned to the paper tiger era with UAV (drone) strikes and even with Syria, threats of using Tomahawk cruise missiles, Clinton's weapon of choice.