Ms. Schneider wasted no time accusing the Democrats of playing
the blame game when it comes to the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist
attacks, but we should not assume that the culpability for that
horrific day has not been diverted back to the Clinton
administration by many high-ranking Republicans.
Many who testified before the Sept. 11 commission blamed the lax
preparedness of our country on the fact that Clinton did nothing to
stop al Qaeda. I propose these questions to Ms. Schneider: When the
next terrorist attack occurs within the United States, who will be
seen as responsible by the Republicans? Clinton, who left office
four years ago, or George Bush, who had eight months before Sept.
11 and years after to face terrorism head on? Instead of
dismantling al Qaeda, Bush undermined the war on terrorism by the
pre-emptive invasion of Iraq and ushered in an age of unparalleled
terrorism and anti-American sentiment worldwide. How’s that for
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