' Ayn Rand Institute a must-read editorial by Onkar Ghate;The squabbling and finger-pointing surrounding the 9/11 commission only serve to obscure the fundamental lesson of that horrific day. Whatever errors or incompetence on the part of a particular individual or intelligence agency, what made September 11 possible was a failure of policy. Our government, whether controlled by Democrat or Republican, had for decades conducted an accommodating, range-of-the-moment, unprincipled foreign policy. [Diverting the Blame for 9/11]'
"The editorial rightly criticizes President Bush’s approach to the War on Terrorism, not because he has gone too far (as leftists would have us believe), but because he has not gone far enough. It argues that while the Iraq war was justifiable, leaving intact militant Islamic regimes like Iran’s is not. The jihadists our troops are today fighting and dying to defeat are supported by Iran."
Flashback article from 2004-as Al Quada takes control of Iraq today and adds it to Libya,Tunisia ,Somalia - its clear the Foreign Policy of Appeasement and funding the lesser of two Islamic evils - DOES NOT WORK :
Hopefully these internal dots will not be overlooked in the future. But it appears a much worse “inability to connect the dots” is still not being addressed. With a few exceptions, our government is unwilling to openly name Islamists as the enemy and fight them as a matter of principle. It began within days after the 9/11 attacks when President Bush proclaimed that Islam had been “hijacked” and “perverted” by the terrorists. A Bush advisor said, “Nothing this evil could be religious.” And someone from the State Department referred to 9/11 as “an act of intolerance, which … has, in our view, nothing to do with Islam.”