HomePoliticsClinton: Al Qaeda? Who's Al Qaeda? Clinton: Al Qaeda? Who's Al Qaeda? Paul April 6, 2004 Politics 5 Comments Al Qaeda absent from final Clinton report The final policy paper on national security that President Clinton submitted to Congress Troubling News from Iraq? Affirmative Action Under Attack Related Posts Where's the fast-forward button? "If this is success, what does failure look like?" The White House Welcomes Tony Snow About The Author Paul 5 Comments Rodney Dill April 6, 2004 Excellent post, wish I would have thought of it (before you). I’ll try to do the reload before my post next time. In this case my slant is a little different as my view is that the media missed the boat on ignoring the evidence that Al Qaeda was not a Clinton prioirity based on their own coverage over that eight year span. Rodney Dill April 6, 2004 Great minds think alike, but then so do psychotic axe murderer minds. Paul April 6, 2004 That was my “last line” comment. Rodney Dill April 6, 2004 The only reason that this became a story is that the media jumped on the bandwagon over the Richard Clarke testimony. This was only a means for the liberal media and the DNC to bash President Bush. They (the media) only had to look back over their coverage of the eight year Clinton Administration to see that Al Qaeda was NOT a high priority. People in general have a hard time correlating data that is not time coincident, but the media is under a social obligation to do a better job of this. The DNC’s attempt to pass off this fallacious story, that Al Qaeda was a high priority for Clinton, is at least understandable, as it serves to promote their primary motivation this election year, deride Bush. Charlez Ommolo May 25, 2004 Clinton was right to ignore Al Qaeda. Richard Clark invented Al Qaeda in 1998 looking at a map where the indication “The base” was written in arabic pronounciation. Al Qaeda is a fiction, but fighting and advertising something that doesn’t exist make it became real.