June 04, 2004


NBC reports:

More than a year before 9/11, a Pakistani-British man told the FBI an incredible tale: that he had been trained by bin Ladenís followers to hijack airplanes and was now in America to carry out an attack. The FBI questioned him for weeks, but then let him go home, and never followed up.

Associated Press and Reuters have follow-up articles.

Key word missing from all of these items: Clinton. Not that the then-President can be blamed for this apparent FBI failure, but, as the Left enternally reminds us about Bush and 9/11, it happened on his watch.

(Via InstaPundit, currently posting at a daily rate of two-per-hour. Nearly three, if you count updates.)

Posted by Tim Blair at June 4, 2004 02:33 PM

Absolutely right! It happened on Clinton's watch. Dont forget it.

Why should Bush people try to solve problems created by others? Them that broke it, they can fix it. It makes us look better if the problems go unsolved.

Posted by: Chainy Dick at June 5, 2004 at 02:40 AM

Dear Chainy:

In case you haven't noticed, Bush is trying to fix the problems caused by past Administrations.

If you had really read the post you would have noticed that this is yet another rising from the dead of the infamous "BUSH KNEW!!" media chant, a goofy attempt to stir up yet more hysteria. The omission of the key words Clinton Administration is proof of that.

This is probably coming out because the 9/11 commission has blown it's collective wad trying to make their own political points, and some reporter had to make a deadline.

You should have also seen that this post has been up for a while, with zero comments in the thread. Everyone has their reason, but I read the articles, and everything came down to the guy having vague, uncorroborated information. None of it pointed a finger at the looming 9/11 plot, although something did trickle up. Was it this specific report? Hard to say. But I read it and passed it off as "nothing new here".

Patterns are important. All of the regular posters declined to comment. The first commenter is a troll who misses the points. He he!

Posted by: The Real JeffS at June 5, 2004 at 03:33 AM

RealJeff: You miss Chainy's underlying point. Unless Bush can perfectly fix all the problems left by Clinton, he's a failure and evil to boot. Remember, everything in the world was perfect from January 1993 thru January 2001 and then W came in and mucked it all up. Nothing bad at all happened for 8 whole years, thanks to the wisdom and wit of Clinton (with the able assistance of Hillary and Algore.) Guess we'll just have to trash that silly Constitution thingy and proclaim Clinton President-for-Life (sort of like Mugabe, only without the charm.)

Posted by: JorgXMcKie at June 5, 2004 at 04:39 AM

Ohmigawd, excuse me, Jorg, I'm so sorry! I completely missed the underlying nuance of Chained Dickless. You are absolutely correct in your analysis. We must discard the Constitution, and hail Emperor Bill and Empress Hillary as Our Imperial and Sovereign Leaders. That will fix everything, and make all the Left Wing Moonbats (TM), those wonderful and caring brethern of Chilled Dick, feel so much better.

Of course, Algore simply must be the Imperial Court Jester.....

Posted by: The Real JeffS at June 5, 2004 at 05:23 AM