Clinton On Politics Of Terror

Clinton said that the London terror plot had raised two questions about the Republicans’ political strategy…

Clinton said that the London terror plot had raised two questions about the Republicans’ political strategy.

“They seem to be anxious to tie it to al Qaeda. … If that’s true, how come we got seven times as many troops in Iraq as in Afghanistan?” he said. “Why have we imperiled President [Hamid] Karzai’s rule and allowed the Taliban to come back into the southern part of Afghanistan? Why was Iraq deemed to be seven times more important than finding the al Qaeda leaders for the last five years?”

Secondly, Clinton asked why the administration and congressional leadership had opposed tighter security on cargo containers at ports and airports.

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