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Monday, July 09, 2007

Andrew McCarthy does a great job of pointing out Clinton I's legacy in his piece on the NYT's story re: Rumsfeld calling off the strike against Zawahiri: "There have, since 2001, been single days in Afghanistan and Iraq when our armed forces, sent into battle by President Bush, have killed and captured more terrorists than the United States government managed to neutralize during the entire Clinton presidency. Just to recap, those eight years under Commander-in-Chief Clinton saw:

- The bombing of the World Trade Center, killing six people, in 1993;
- A plot to bomb the Lincoln and Holland Tunnels, the U.N. complex, and the FBI’s headquarters in New York City in 1993;
- The Battle of Mogadishu (“Black Hawk Down”), in which 19 American servicemen were killed, in 1993; A plot to bomb American airliners over the Pacific, killing one Japanese tourist in a dry run, in 1994;
- The bombing of a U.S. military training center in Saudi Arabia, killing five Americans, in 1995;
- The bombing of the Khobar Towers in Saudi Arabia, killing 19 members of the United States Air Force, in 1996;
- The bombing of the U.S. embassy in Kenya, killing 213 people and wounding approximately 4,000, in 1998;
- The bombing of the U.S. embassy in Tanzania, killing at least twelve people and wounding approximately 85, in 1998;
- A plot to bomb Los Angeles International Airport in 1999;
- A plot to bomb the U.S.S. The Sullivans in Yemen in 2000;
- The bombing of the U.S.S. Cole in Yemen, killing 17 members of the United States Navy, in 2000.

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