The clip Attacking Afghanistan from Fahrenheit 9/11 (2004) with Richard Clarke, George W. Bush
The United States began bombing Afghanistan...
...just four weeks after 9/11. Mr. Bush said he was doing so...
...because the Taliban government of Afghanistan...
...had been harboring bin Laden.
We will smoke them out of their holes.
We're gonna smoke them out.
We'll smoke him out of his cave.
Let's rush them and smoke them out.
For all his tough talk, Bush really didn't do much.
Well, what they did was slow and small.
They put only 11,000 troops into Afghanistan.
There are more police here in Manhattan.
More in Manhattan than there are U.S. troops in Afghanistan.
The president botched the response. He should have gone after bin Laden.
The U.S. Special Forces didn't get into the area where bin Laden was...
...for two months.
A mass murderer who attacked the United States...
...was given a two-month head start?
Who in their right mind would do that?
Dang! Anybody say "nice shot"?
Hell of a shot.
Or was the war in Afghanistan really about something else?
Perhaps the answer was in Houston, Texas.