The liberal, anti-Bush political action committe MoveOn.org has put out a controversial new ad labeling President Bush “a failure of leadership.” The ad uses audio clips from former counterterrorism czar Richard Clarke’s March 21 interview on CBS’ “60 Minutes.” The entire spot is based on Clarke’s saying that “I find it outrageous that the president is running for re-election on the grounds that he’s done such great things about terrorism. He ignored it. He ignored terrorism for months when maybe we could have done something to stop 9/11.”
Three days later Clarke admitted to the 9/11 Commission that even if all of his recommendations had been adopted there was still not even the “remotest chance” that the terrorist attacks of September 11 could have been prevented.
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