Wednesday, May 12, 2004

Tough On Terror?

According to NBC News, the Bush administration had three opportunities, before the invasion of Iraq, to decimate the terrorist camp of, and kill, Abu Musab Zarqawi, a Jordanian militant with ties to al-Qaida who is now blamed for more than 700 terrorist killings in Iraq including the recent beheading of David Berg. What is shocking is the rationale for scuttling the three plans proposed by the Pentagon:

"Military officials insist their case for attacking Zarqawi’s operation was airtight, but the administration feared destroying the terrorist camp in Iraq could undercut its case for war against Saddam.

The United States did attack the camp at Kirma at the beginning of the war, but it was too late — Zarqawi and many of his followers were gone. “Here’s a case where they waited, they waited too long and now we’re suffering as a result inside Iraq,” Cressey added.

And despite the Bush administration’s tough talk about hitting the terrorists before they strike, Zarqawi’s killing streak continues today."

The rest of this must read article can be found here.

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