President Bush let Zarqawi Slip Away
One of the big thorns in the side of the Democrats was how President Clinton let Bin Laden slip from our grasp in the Sudan. This received much press and after 9-11, the thorn dug deeper and characterized the Democrats as being soft on terrorism.
Turn about is fair play. It is now reported that the same has happened with Zarqawi. President Bush let him slip from our grasp. Zarqawi who has become prominent on the al-Qaeda top person list, was operating a terrorist training camp in Iraq.
This from The Washington Monthly:
What were the possible motives that President Bush had in leaving Zarqawi alone? You can read more from the Washington Monthly.
Four Corners has gotten confirmation of the story from Michael Scheuer, former head of the CIA's Osama bin Laden unit:
He told Four Corners that during 2002, the Bush Administration received detailed intelligence about Zarqawi's training camp in Iraqi Kurdistan.
...."Almost every day we sent a package to the White House that had overhead imagery of the house he was staying in. It was a terrorist training camp...experimenting with ricin and anthrax...any collateral damage there would
have been terrorists."