Kerry Again Proven Right On Importance of Law Enforcement In Stopping Terrorism

Another terrorist plot, this time at John F. Kennedy International airport, has been prevented. Once again we see that John Kerry was right and George Bush was wrong on fighting terrorism. This plot was stopped by law enforcement, which George Bush didn’t have a favorable view of back in 2004:

“Kerry said, and I quote, ‘The war on terror is far less of a military operation and far more of an intelligence-gathering law enforcement operation.’ (Audience boos.) I disagree. I disagree….. After the chaos and carnage of September the 11th, it is not enough to serve our enemies with legal papers. With those attacks, the terrorists and supporters declared war on the United States of America — and war is what they got. (Audience applauds.)

If only there was some basic police work after George Bush read those warnings that bin Laden planned an attack in the United States involving the use of planes.  Many of the 9/11 terrorists were already on a State Department/INS watch list. Once the terrorists on the watch list were identified, others could have been easily identified as they were using the same address or frequent flier numbers as those on the list. Unfortunately George Bush didn’t become a believer in police action against terrorism until after the 2004 election.


  1. 1
    Bithead says:

    And Bill Clinton, who had the same information, NEVER did.

    And what would the reaction of the left had been, had GWB tried to do as your hindsight now suggests he should have? You know they’d have fought him tooth and nail, based on supposed ‘rights’ issues.

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    Ron Chusid says:

    That’s total nonsense. You need to look at the facts as opposed to playing your usual partisan games of rewriting history and making up facts to back your party.

    First of all, this specific information was not available until after Clinton was out of office. However, the Clinton administration did try to go after al Qaeda, but the Republican Congress blocked him. The Clinton administration also passed on plans to the Bush administration for taking action against al Qaeda, and the Bush administration ignored this advice.

    Secondly, when the Clinton administration received information on potential terrorist threats, such as the Millenium threats,they took action and prevented the attacks.

    Thirdly, the left most certainlhy would not have fought any attempts to stop such a terrorist attack. After all, this is the sort of thing John Kerry has recommended–including in his warnings on terrorism published before 9/11.

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    Shimmy says:

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