Examples of Mr. Obama, now in his fourth year as president, adopting Bush-era measures:<quoted text>
But it IS hard to lay down the groundwork, intelligence, and military penetration to make it happen.
Thankfully, all this was provided for Him from the get-go.
There is no way that either Clinton or Obama would have developed such a network to fight a 9/11/01 on their watch.
It's time to let this one fall into the hands of those that actually did the work, not the One that was provided everything He needed to say "Go ahead."
Special operations forces. One of the first steps taken by President Bush after Sept. 11 was to revive, fund and expand special operations forces as the dog that would hunt down and kill terrorists.
President Bush also made U.S. Special Operations a war-independent command, just like U.S. Central Command, meaning it could plan and execute its own battle plans.
The U.S. Joint Special Operations Command (JSOC), the Army's Delta Force and Navys SEAL Team 6 mostly had focused on hostage rescue. After Sept. 11, they started receiving the manpower and intelligence to become manhunters. Their biggest successes: Saddam Hussein; al Qaedas top Iraq terrorist, Abu Musab Zarqawi; and Osama bin Laden.
Special Ops/Intelligence. The Bush administration fused commandos with the nations intelligence agencies the CIA, the National Security Agency and the Defense Intelligence Agency into task forces in Iraq and Afghanistan.
President Bush also transferred a highly secretive military intelligence unit, which specialized in technical surveillance and intercepts, to the Joint Special Operations Command so that commandos and intelligence experts could work together directly.
Predator strikes. The Bush administration established Predator drone bases in Pakistan to strike at al Qaeda and Taliban extremists in that countrys frontier badlands, where U.S. ground troops cannot go.