Janet's Conner

This Blog tell the Truth and will never not tell the Truth. Impeach Bush

Wednesday, September 06, 2006

Politics: GOP CONGRESS BLOCKED CLINTON PUSH FOR ANTI-TERROR LEGISLATION

Pay attention to the dates on this article. I'm going to take you back to 1996 to show you that the Clinton administration and the Democrats tried, long ago for anti-terror legislation that the GOP stopped. The GOP was the majority in the Senate in 1996. It goes to show you that when it came to legislation, Clinton didn't break the law, but Bush is!

America blog dot com
By: John in DC
September 4, 2006

*****CNN, July 30, 1996

Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-UTAH), chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, emerged from the meeting and said, "These are very controversial provisions that the [Clinton] White House wants. Some they're not going to get" ...[Hatch] also said he had some problems with the president's proposals to expand wiretapping.

*****September 4, 2006

So Bill Clinton, rather than just breaking the law as Bush did, decided to go to the Republican congress in 1996 and ask them for increased authority to do more eavesdropping in order to stop terrorists---stop September 11. Senior Republican Senator Orrin Hatch, one of the GOP's top picks for the Supreme Court and a GOP committee chair, objected.

The Republicans stopped President Clinton from getting all the tools he needed to stop September 11---well no, actually they opposed giving President Clinton all of the tools he needed to stop the actual Spetember 11. Could September 11 have been stopped of the GOP had given President Clinton the tools he requested to stop Osama and Mohammad Atta from killing 3,000 people in New York, Pennsylvania and Washington?

Maybe we need to ask the Republicans up for re-election why they wanted to appease the terrorists?

*****July 30, 1996

President Clinton urged Congress Tuesday to act swiftly in developing anti-terrorism legislation before its August recess.

"We need to keep this country together right now. We need to focus on this terrorism issue," Clinton said during a White House news conference.

But while the president pushed for quick legislation, Republican lawmakers hardened their stance against some of the proposed anti-terror measures.

There's evan an audio clip of President Clinton practically begging the Republicans to give him the tolls he needed to stop Osmam and the terrorists. Trent Lott said no. Orin Hatch said no. Do these men really deserve to run the Congress during a time of war?


THE REPUBLICANS STOPPED PRESIDENT CLINTON FROM GETTING ALL THE TOOLS HE NEEDED

PRESIDENT WANTS SENATE TO HURRY WITH NEW ANTI-TERRORISM LAWS

U.S. News
July 30, 1996

*****July 30, 1996

WASHINGTON (CNN)---President Clinton urged Congress Tuesday to act swiftly in developing anti-terrorism legislation before its August recess.

"We need to keep this country together right now. We need to focus on this terrorism issue," Clinton said during a White House news conference.

But while the president pushed for quick legislation, Republican lawmakers hardened their stance against some of the proposed anti-terrorism measures.

Senate Majority Leader Trent Lott (R-MISSISSIPPI), doubted that the Senate would rush to action before they recess this weekend. The Senate needs to study all the options, he said, and try to get it done in the next three days would be tough.

One key GOP senator was more critical, calling a proposed study of chemical markers in explosives "a phony issue."

Taggants value disputed

Clinton said he knew there was Republican opposition to his proposal on explosive taggants, but it should not be allowed to block the provisions on which both parties agree.

"What I urge them to do is to be explicit about their disagreement, but don't let it overcome the areas of agreement," he said.

The president emphasized coming to terms on specific areas of disagreement would help move the legislation along. The president stressed it's important to get the legislation out before the weekend's recess, especially following the bombing of Centennial Olympic Park and the crash of TWA Flight 800.

"The most important thing right now is that they get the best, strongest bill they can out---that they give us as much help as they can," he said.

Hatch blasts 'phony' issues

Republican leaders earlier met with White House Chief of Staff Leon Panetta for about an hour in response to the president's call for "the very best ideas" for fighting terrorism.

Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-UTAH), chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, emerged from the meeting and said, "These are very controversial provisions that the White House wants. Some they're not going to get."

Hatch called Clinton's proposed study of taggants---chemical markers in explosives that could help track terrorists---"a phony issue."

"If they want to, they can study the thing" already, Hatch asserted. He also said he had some problems with the president's proposals to expand wiretapping.

Senate Minority Leader Tom Daschle (D-S.D.), said it is a mistake if Congress leaves town without addressing anti-terrorism legislation. Daschle is expected to hold a special meeting on the matter Wednesday with Congressional leaders.

Back to today

***Now, who is weak on national security? It appears to me that maybe, just maybe, September 11th might have been stopped if the REPUBLICANS would have done what President Clinton wanted. The Repubs seem to think it's O.K. that Bush has expanded the wiretapping while breaking the law! Are the Repubs being so boisterous about national security because it all falls in their lap since they wouldn't give Clinton what they wanted. All of the Repubs mentioned in these articles were in office both in 1996 and now.

The Democrats ARE NOT weak on national security. 9/11 HAPPENED ON BUSH'S WATCH AND VERY WELL MIGHT HAVE BEEN ABLE TO HAVE BEEN STOPPED IF THE REPUBS WOULD HAVE GIVEN CLINTON WHAT HE WANTED TO AVOID ANY FUTURE ATTACKS!

These Repubs should not be re-elected! As a matter of fact, they need to resign!


0 Comments:

Post a Comment

Links to this post:

Create a Link

<< Home