The reason we haven't been attacked since Sept 11th

I find it astonishing the very few journalists/cable media mouthpeices have come right out and said that "there hasn't been a terrorist attack in the U.S. since 9/11 because al Qaeda has bothered to try."

Because that's the reality.

Is it even possible that most journalist don't quite get that? Are they that ignorant to the history of this terrorist orgainzation and their long-term thinking that they actually believe it was Super George who's prevented another attack?

From the first WTC attck in 1993, through the attacks of September 11th, why weren't we attacked?

How are the very people who continue to claim that George W. Bush and his dismatantling of our civil liberties are the reason we haven't been attacked again able to look at those years between 1993 & 2001 and ignore the obvious?

By their warped, truly unbelievable rationale, I wonder if these same Bush defenders, apologists and the ignorant media types/journalists who stenograhy for them, would then be willing to bestow on President Clinton the same "he's kept us safe since..." praise?

I highly doubt it. But, they can't have it both ways.

One only needs to look at the basic fact that during a period when our attention towards Bin Laden was in it's infantacy; when our gov't was still in the often propgandized "pre 9/11 mentality" (a deragotry label strewn about by the GOP & it's defenders at Democrats for the past 8 years), that there could be only one reason we were attcked between the period of 1993 to 2001: Bin Laden & al Qaeda hadn't tried.

Their pattern of attacks also seems clear: They only try in the early days - during the first year or so - of a new adminsitration.

1993 was President Clinton's first year in office just as 2001 was George W. Bush's.

What's more likely is the next attack has been only in the planning stages all this time while George Bush & Dick Cheney ran around like chickens without their heads for the better part of eight years, but wasn't set to be activated until a new Administration came into power. It didnt' matter whether it was a Democratic or Republican one. Only that it was a new one.

Bush & Cheney reacted even more irrationally - in sheer terror - than the terrorists could have ever hoped for. Bin Laden & al Qaeda didn't need to attack again. Their terrorism was complete.

If I had to guess, there is another attack on the near horizon, and it's set for sometime this year - during the Obama Adminsitration's first term.

George Bush deserves no credit for keeping us safe from another Bin Laden attack. If anything, he should be held to a higher standard since after 9/11 since more attention, more resoures and more blood was paid in supposedly preventing another attack than there ever was during any previous adminsitration.

When the next attempt is made - sucessful or not, I hope most of the media will analize the facts as oppsed to running with their monring GOP/RNC talking points.

But I won't hold my breath.

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