Thursday, April 17, 2008

Gov't Report: Bush administration's war on terror is abject failure

Title of new report (pdf) from the Government Accountability Office:

The United States Lacks a Comprehensive Plan to Destroy the Terrorist Threat and Close the Safe Haven in Pakistan’s Federally Administered Tribal Areas

The report flatly states that an al Qaeda attack is now likely because the Bush Administration has not met US security goals to destroy the terrorist threat and close the al Qaeda's safe haven. Further, the report states that the Bush Administration has no plans to eliminate this known terrorist threat.

Bushie ... you're doin' a heckuva job.

It's not like they haven't been warned or been given enough time:

87 months after Richard Clarke first insisted that the Bush Administration develop a strategy to combat Al Qaeda, 62 months after the Bush Administration announced its intention to eliminate terrorist sanctuaries, 45 months after the 9/11 Commission called for the Administration to develop a strategy to eliminate terrorist sanctuaries, 258 days after Congress required the Administration to submit a strategy to combat terrorist safe havens in Pakistan within 90 days, the GAO releases a report finding:
No comprehensive plan for meeting U.S. national security goals in the fight against terrorism has been developed, as stipulated by the National Strategy for Combating Terrorism (2003), called for by an independent commission (2004), and mandated by congressional legislation (2007).

Abject failure in the war on terror, an expensive quagmire in Iraq with no end in sight, and a faltering economy. That's the legacy of GW Bush.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...


You forgot the part about substituting "abstinence only" for prophylactics in Africa.