Wednesday, August 6, 2008

A Day Which Will Live In Infamy

Seven short years ago today the President of the United States was briefed on a summary of intelligence related to terrorists activities in the United States. As the then National Security Advisor to the President was fully aware, that summary briefing was titled "Bin Ladin Determined To Strike Inside The U.S."

The President responded to be being briefed about 70 full field investigations into possible terrorist attacks inside the United States by telling the briefer: "You've covered your ass."

He wasn't covering his ass, Mr. President; he was providing you with information so that you direct the Administration on their efforts to protect this country. You failed.

And more than 3,000 Americans died as a result of your failure.

As bad as that was, you continued to make poor decisions that led to the deaths of thousands of other Americans and hundreds of thousands of people in other countries.

In honor of my friend Todd's birthday, I offer this birthday song in remembrance.

It's you're birthday.
Oh, happy birthday.
Misery, grief, and despair
People dying everywhere
On your birthday.
Oh, happy birthday.

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