Posts Tagged ‘osama bin laden’

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September 11 Attacks ♦ This Day in the USA ♦ September 11

September 11, 2009

The “This day in the USA” series is on hold and will re-launch on January 1st, 2010. In the meantime, you can watch This Day in the USA videos here.

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Bush: “I’m gonna catch Osama before the election”

September 14, 2008

In the NPR story below, it is clear that GW is looking to give the McCain/ Palin horse a good kick in the rear as we near the backstretch of this pony race. Apparently, seven years after 9/11, the “gloves have come off”. The only question is: how will Uncle Sam replace Bin Laden? Every American child needs a Bogeyman.  – DT      

Pakistan Raid Start Of Concerted Bid To Hit Al-Qaida
by Tom Gjelten and Tom Bowman

NPR.org, September 12, 2008 · NPR has learned that the raid by helicopter-borne U.S. Special Operations forces in Pakistan last week was not an isolated incident but part of a three-phase plan, approved by President Bush, to strike at Osama bin Laden and top al-Qaida leadership.

The plan calls for a much more aggressive military campaign, said one source, familiar with the presidential order, which gives the green light for the military to take part in the operations. The plan represents an 11th-hour effort to hammer al-Qaida until the Bush administration leaves office, two government officials told NPR.
“Definitely, the gloves have come off,” said a source who has been briefed on the plan. “This was only Phase 1 of three phases.”

Pentagon and White House officials have declined to discuss the new plan.

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Song of the Day. Sept.11

September 11, 2008

7 years.
THE TRUTH – Mos Def – Immortal Technique – Eminem