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But he got his war!

We have probably all seen by now the terrible footage of Nick Berg’s brutal end by Abu Musab al-Zarqawi .

What may not be so prominent is this piece from March on al-Zarqawi and the Bush administration’s refusal to act against him ( thanks to Daily Kos for the link). On three separate occasions, the Pentagon submitted strike plans. On every occasion, the President elected not to act.

Fascinating, the reason why:


Military officials insist their case for attacking Zarqawi’s operation was airtight, but the administration feared destroying the terrorist camp in Iraq could undercut its case for war against Saddam.

Ahem. I'm sorry, but doesn't that mean that a few hundred people died needlessly because stopping him just didn't fit the administration's agenda?

I hear a lot about how the Sudan offered Osama to Clinton and he refused- even though the Pentagon reported that the Sudanese source was not a reliable one (not quite the same 'airtight' case). Despite it's debunking as a missed opportunity with any real merit, the media and conservative pundits love to crow about this whenever they can.

Strangely, that same media and those same pundits are eerily quiet when it comes to a similar scenario that actually carries some weight.

Liberal bias, indeed.

Posted by tamsen at May 12, 2004 1:44 AM