Why was 9/11 really Clinton's fault and George W Bush shouldn't bear any blame?

9/11 did happen on GW Bush's watch and 8-9 months into his presidency but Republican's claim that Bush didn't have enough time to get up to speed plus Clinton had Bin Laden in his sights and let him get away.

Democrats claim that 8-9 months was long enough to heed the CIA's repeated warnings and that Bush also had Bin Laden in his sights in Tora Bora and also let him get away.

So who is right?

My logic is this, If it happens on your watch then you are to blame. Don't make excuses for your side's failure.

Clinton let Bin Laden get away and could have ended it all by getting Bin Laden

Bush let Bin Laden get away just like Clinton did and had a second chance to stop 9/11 and 9/11 happened on his watch, Bush also could not catch Bin Laden but may have had a role in catching him due to some policies he put in place but saying that he wasn't looking for Bin Laden makes him look bad.

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  • 6 years ago
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    There is more Bush family involvement in 9/11 than the American people know---involvement kept out of the news, despite being very pertinent.

    Sample: The firm contracted by the Cheney/Bush administration to provide "security" for the World Trade Center (WTC), for Dulles International from whence two 9/11 planes flew, and for United Airlines (two 9/11 attack planes were United) was Securacom (changed to Securatec, Inc. post-9/11), whose Board included three Bush relatives: maternal uncle Wirt Walker I (Board Chairman), maternal cousin Wirt Walker III, and GW's brother Marvin Bush.

    Riggs Bank, found to have laundered money for two of the hijackers through the wife of Prince Bandar, a long-time friend of GW Bush (see Michael Moore's documentary "Fahrenheit 9/11") and also a trained Saudi military pilot who was a loyal friend to the bin Laden family, had the same Bush family relatives on the Board, with Wirt I as Chairman.

    The Industrial Risk Insurers (insurers for the WTC and surrounding properties) had Wirt Walker I as Chairman of the Board, and also included both Wirt Walker III and Marvin Bush on its board. Why is this relevant in assigned blame for 9/11 attacks? Look up the names Frank Lowy and Larry Silverstein, both friends with Rupert Murdoch (and fellow Zionists), and then-Port Authority Chairman for NY and NJ, Lewis M. Eisenberg, former Chairman of the Republican National Finance Committee in D.C., well-known to the Cheney/Bush administration.

    Six weeks before the 9/11 attacks (July 24, 2001), Silverstein Properties and Lowy's Wesfield America were able to secure the 99-year leases of the WTC for $3.2 BILLION---a fraction of the their value---approved by Lewis Eisenberg. The package deal included the Twin Towers and two nine-story office buildings. Silverstein owned Tower 7---and he called for Tower 7 to be "pulled [down]" eight hours after the planes hit the WTC. The Industrial Risk Insurers (cited above) paid out a whopping $871 MILLION on Tower 7 to Silverstein on his original investment of $386 MILLION---a net profit off just one of the office buildings of $500 MILLION. Hmmm...

    Richard Clarke, Bush-appointed head of the NSA, repeatedly warned the lawless Bush/Cheney administration of pending attacks, of al-Qaeda "chatter"...and GW snapped at him angrily, "That is enough! I do not want to hear anything else about al-Qaeda!" and then banned Clarke from attending Cabinet meetings. [Clarke, "Against All Enemies"] Condoleeza Rice testified her office had received written warnings of "foreign pilots being trained" and "al-Qaeda determined to attack in U.S."...warnings that were ignored by Bush and Cheney (on purpose, I firmly believe).

    Then-Treasury Secretary Paul O'Neill (Suskind, "The Price of Loyalty") became frustrated when, as he told Suskind, both Cheney and Bush were plotting how to come up with "an excuse the public would buy" for invading Iraq---an obsession for both Cheney and Bush---only four days after being sworn in (and long before the 9/11 attacks were allowed to occur as "the excuse the public would buy"). GW Bush was manipulated, using GW's evangelical extremism as a tool, by the ruthless Cheney, Rumsfeld, and Wolfowicz to see the pending attacks as "a means to a desired end" (based on what Colin Powell's Chief of Staff Col. Wilkinson told investigators later)---the ILLEGAL invasion of Iraq in order to gain a desired foothold in the oil-rich Middle East for Cheney the oilman and his puppet GW. I blame Cheney, Rumsfeld, and Wolfowicz more than I blame GW, but you are correct---the attacks did occur while GW was at the helm, puppet though he may have been.

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  • Anonymous
    6 years ago

    Most of the planning for 9-11 happened on Clinton's watch. Most of the pre-9-11 terrorist attacks such as the Cole and the African Embassy bombing happened on Clinton's watch. Clinton had several opportunities to get Bin Laden well before 9-11 but past them up because of political correctness. He was more interested in sexually harrassing interns into giving him sexual favors. The degenerate sociopath Bubba Cllinton has the blood of all the 9-11 victims on his hands.

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    • Marina 1
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      6 years agoReport

      There was no evidence that Bin Laden was the mastermind behind any Al Qaeda US terrorist attacks while Clinton was in office. This is one reason why Clinton could not extradite him to the US.

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  • Duke
    Lv 6
    6 years ago

    They both deserve a great amount of blame. Clinton refused to authorize the killing of Bin laden in 1999. Bush blatantly ignored CIA and MI6 warnings in the months leading up to 9/11.

    Hank Crumpton, Former CIA Officer: Clinton Wouldn't Authorize Osama Bin Laden Kill In 1999

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/05/14/hank-crum...

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  • Anonymous
    6 years ago

    9/11 wasn't the fault of any president. It was caused by Bin Laden and Muslim extremists, not Clinton or Bush.

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  • Mark
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    5 years ago

    There is just too much evidence now that suggests an inside job: the fact that ALL THE WRECKAGE WAS SHIPPED ABROAD as soon as possible, the fact that even ROLLS ROYCE themselves have said that the engine recovered at the Pentagon WAS NOT the type of engine used on the type of plane (b757) that was said to be responsible. The fact that some of the 'hijackers' are still alive: http://whatreallyhappened.com/WRHARTICLES/hijacker... the fact that no jets were scrambled in time; that no significant plane debris was found at the pentagon site (planes do not vaporize!); that the buildings seem to be demolished, especially building 7; that jet fuel cannot melt steel, even though molten steel was seen "flowing like lava"; that the first responders heard explosions in the basement and within the buildings before they collapsed etc...

    -WTC leaseholder Larry Silverstein admitted that building 7 was pulled down by a controlled demolition: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-jPzAakHPpk

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    (He changed his story the next day)

    -The technology to bring down buildings with thermite and thermate in nano capacity was developed in the 1980's. They liquidized it in the mid 90's so it could be painted on like a gel coating. The twin towers underwent 'maintenance' for a whole year and guys in white hazmats suits 'painted' the core columns.

    -Official version claims the towers collapsed due to 'pancake effect', meaning the floors came detached from steel girders and fell on top of each other, collapsing the tower. If that's the case, why weren't any of the (core column) steel girders left standing? http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-ub_6RM9p6nY/TjWusVortWI/...

    -Pictures show smoke coming from the basement seconds before the plane hits. People (including firefighters and employees) also heard explosions from below the towers, moments before the plane hit. PEOPLE WERE KILLED AND SOME SERIOUSLY INJURED IN THE BASEMENT.

    -Pictures show steel girders with diagonal cuts in the them. This is exactly how controlled demolitions bring down buildings: http://www.thetruthseeker.co.uk/wordpress/wp-conte...

    -Designers of the WTC say they were built to withstand MULTIPLE impacts from such an aircraft.

    -Official version states the plane that hit the pentagon 'vaporised' which is why very little traces can be found. Yet they said they managed to find DNA to identify all of the victims on board. Furthermore the building didn't 'vaporise' in any way. What type of plane vaporises, leaving the building and human DNA relatively undamaged.

    -The passport of one of the hijackers in the aircraft was supposedly found in the rubble at the WTC. It's clearly impossible for any personal effects to survive the impact and explosion, therefore it must have been planted.

    -All CCTV footage from around the pentagon has been hidden and never released. Why do that if there is nothing to hide?

    -86 CCTV cameras show no airplane???

    -Released Pentagon Security Camera (FOIA) does not show a b757 and is clearly Missing a frame.

    "WITH ALL THE EVIDENCE READILY AVAILABLE AT THE PENTAGON CRASH SITE, ANY UNBIASED RATIONAL INVESTIGATOR COULD ONLY CONCLUDE THAT A BOEING 757 DID NOT FLY INTO THE PENTAGON"...Colonel George Nelson Aircraft accident investigator U.S. Air Force

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  • 6 years ago

    The deadly lazy complacency existent between FBI and CIA likely spanned several presidential office terms--perhaps going back to the Gerald Ford POTUS administration; note how easy it was for Iran to take American hostages in 1978 ( Carter administration ).

    The U.S. should have ten fold beefed up U.S. National Security AFTER the Iran Hostage Crisis.

    It's plausible we can blame several presidents for the gross errors in interoffice communications and departmental political dynamics that led up to the nightmare of 9/11; pick a U.S. President and go with your choice.

    But the bottom line comes to this: We will NEVER know WHEN this complacency really began--so why lament on the past??

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  • 6 years ago

    Tragedies are called that because sometimes things happen that are not preventable. There is plenty of blame to go around. I blame a lot of the problems with intel on the idiotic idea coming from the Clinton Administration that agencies shouldn't share intel. LOL

    • Sweet Sarah
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      6 years agoReport

      So Bush has no blame... kind of blind there.

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  • 6 years ago

    Bush gets zero blame because Clinton caused this.

    • Sweet Sarah
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      6 years agoReport

      How so? With nothing added this seems delusional.

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  • everyone always blames the last guy... sometimes, the last guy did help a lot... sometimes not so much...

    in this case, I think that everyone was caught with their pants down... in hindsight, sure, we can see it... but then we didn't notice... I think that's everyone's bad...

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  • Anonymous
    6 years ago

    9/11 was the jews fault

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