I promised to Blog this on the behalf of a fellow employee.
From President Bush’s Address to a Joint Session of Congress and the America People.
September 20, 2001 (9 days after 9/11 and 1-1/2 years before Operation Iraqi Freedom.)
Our war on terror begins with al Qaeda, but it does not end there. It will not end until every terrorist group of global reach has been found, stopped and defeated. (Applause.)
What’s wrong with the President’s statement?
If you remember your history, you know that there have been many terrorist organizations (Hamas, the PLO, Hezbollah, etc.) that have attacked the USA and we’d consistently treated those attacks as criminal actions, even when the people killed were our soldiers, sailors, and Marines, or our sovereign territory such as the African embassies. After 9/11, this attitude was recognized as incorrect, that the attacks we’d been subjected to were state sponsored actions attempting to apply violent political pressure. With that in mind, I ask again, what’s wrong with the President’s statement?