June 23, 2006, - 8:08 pm
By Debbie Schlussel
**** UPDATE, 06/26/06: OOPS! The link I posted below is from a related, similar WSJ op-ed piece by Louis Freeh. The latest one, from Friday, is here (and was not posted online by the WSJ until today). Sorry about that. Please read the latest one. It’s important. ****
One of the hires Clinton got right (and regretted it) but Bush got wrong is FBI Director. We long for the days when Louis Freeh was running the show. He had the moral courage that Robert Mueller doesn’t. And he recognizes the domestic Islamofascist threat in America, whereas Mueller caters to the Islamofascists.
Freeh’s piece in today’s Wall Street Journal, “Remember Khobar Towers: Nineteen American Heroes Still Await American Justice,” is a must read. While we cannot agree with him that domestically, President Bush “is a president who is serious about fighting and winning the war on terrorism” or his assessment of former Justice Dept. official James Comey, we agree with the rest of his piece. It is eye-opening. An excerpt:
One of my last official acts as FBI director was to attend a memorial service at Arlington National Cemetery with the 19 stoic Air Force families with whom I had become very close. They all came to my office to thank the FBI for keeping faith with them and presented me with a signed plaque. It will always be for me the most cherished honor of my public service.
Yesterday the White House reiterated Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld’s recent statement that al Qaeda leaders are now conducting their operations from Iran. The time to bring that pressure to bear is right now, with Ambassador Bremer and our armed forces bringing democracy and justice to the Iraqi people next door. This time the United States should not just send Tehran a letter. American justice for our 19 Khobar heroes is long overdue.
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