September 11 is not the only infamous day in the history of jihad against non-Muslims. October 12 is another symbolic day for jihadis. On that date in 2000, the USS Cole was attacked by Muslims and two years later on the same date Muslims carried out the Bali bombings killing 202 people including
two 7 Americans.
A first hand account:
More via Michelle Malkin who posted on the anniversary yesterday:
October 12, marks the 12th anniversary of the bombing of the USS Cole.
Seventeen U.S. sailors died in the brutal suicide attack on the guided Navy missile destroyer as it refueled at the Yemeni port of Aden in the fall of 2000. Then-President Bill Clinton vowed to track down the Muslim terrorist attackers: “We will find out who was responsible and hold them accountable.”
He has not, nor did Bush.
Suspected Cole bombing suspect and former Persian Gulf Operations Chief for al-Qaida Abd al-Rahim al-Nashiri has been in U.S. custody since 2002 and at Gitmo since 2006. In February 2009, Obama met with Cole families and promised them justice. Then, he stabbed them in the back by ordering the (Social) Justice Department to abandon the death penalty case assembled against the al-Qaida mastermind under the Bush administration.
In the days after the attack, President Clinton vowed retribution against the terrorists. “You will not find a safe harbor,” he proclaimed. “We will find you and justice will prevail.”
But in his final months in office, Clinton never retaliated against al-Qaida, frustrating some of his own counterterrorism advisors.