August 14, 2006

Maybe because we were allowed to use total war?

Former counter-terrorism head Richard Clarke remarked on Thursday's "World News Tonight" (ABC) that

"... what today's plot reminds us is that five years after 9/11, the United States has not eliminated al-Qaeda. We eliminated Nazi Germany and Imperial Japan in under four years, but five years into this war against al-Qaeda, they're out there still plotting major attacks against the United States."

Well, no wonder Dick. We were allowed to engage in total war against Hitler and Tojo. FDR and Truman weren't hamstrung by political opponents who questioned and attempted to thwart virtually their every move. In order to truly win the War on Terror, if Bush and his administration implemented (or attempted to implement) a fraction of what FDR and Truman did to win WW II, they'd have been impeached and convicted long ago.

Posted by Rhodey at August 14, 2006 02:37 PM | TrackBack

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He also completely neglects that various allies had been fighting the war since '37 in the Pacific and '39 in Europe. We didn't start actively fighting the war (instead of just supplying the Allies with war materiel) until December '41.

Posted by: Jeff the Baptist at August 14, 2006 02:58 PM

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