Second guessing the Security police

  1. Even though I am not a fan of Bush II ("Shrub" as Molly Ivins calls him), I do not fault him or the FBI or the CIA or the National Enquirer for failing to intuit that was about to 9/11 happen. Not all horrible events can be anticipated and prevented.

    This reminds me of medical second guessing, where nurses and docs are supposed to anticipate all manner of things.

    Does the world have a little forgiveness left?
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  2. 6 Comments

  3. by   eltrip
    Amen! Talk about an opportunity to pull out the crystal ball! Hindsight IS 20-20...I don't think that even the CIA, FBI, or President has a crystal ball in which to see the future!

    Whadaya think...should they have been reading Nostrodamus' prophecies to help them connect the dots? Ha!Ha!Ha!Ha!Ha!
  4. by   oramar
    I did a thread on this called Monday Morning Quarter backs, I said the same thing.
  5. by   mattsmom81
    It upsets me to see the turn of events as fingers point towards the Bush administration...trying to find a way to hurt this popular president by blaming him in some way for the 9/11 disaster..

    I knew the solidarity and patriotism couldn't last...political bashing and partisan politics had to rear its ugly head once more.

    So sad. And do people really take seriously folks like Molly Ivins who must resort to name calling? How intelligent.
    Last edit by mattsmom81 on May 26, '02
  6. by   RN-PA
    Mattsmom posted:

    I knew the solidarity and patriotism couldn't last...political bashing and partisan politics had to rear its ugly head once more.
    I'm sorry to say that is so true and unfortunately, I believe it will take another attack on America to bring people together again, to stop playing politics, and rally for a common cause.
  7. by   mario_ragucci
    What common cause? To work and live in peace? To rally around petro and consumer goods? What is it? Cars?

    Anyway, US gov't knew this would happen, eventually. Terrorists wanted to make a statement of world influence, since NO country has ever attacked us on home soil. Who would want to kill ordinary civilians because of hate. Plentry, right, like in Isreal. But Americans? We are peaceful here domestically, and enjoy a good life, some real, real big businesses too.

    Bush is just a man told what to say. He's not a bad or good guy, just a guy. As shown, terrorism and suicide attacks can not be stopped. It wont be like in the movies. Where the hell is superman when he is needed?
  8. by   LasVegasRN
    I'm not a fan of Dubya either, but I don't think it's fair to blame him for 9/11. True, there were signs of an impending attack, but no one could have predicted nor prevented that horrible wake up call.

    It's like one journalist said - if they had told American's there may be a hijacking, we would have been like, "yeah, and?".

    I'm with Mario - where the hell is Superman when we need him?

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