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« Reply #150 on: August 26, 2012, 09:09:25 pm »
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November 18, 1992: President Elect Bob Dole Announces Cabinet Picks.
President Elect Bob Dole has announced his Cabinet picks; they notably include former Reagan Chief of Staff and Treasury Secretary James Baker as Secretary of State, and former Ambassador to the UN Jeane Kirkpatrick as Secretary of Defense, who would be the first woman at that post if confirmed by the Senate. Nominated for Attorney General is the former Governor of Pennsylvania Dick Thornburgh. Nominated for Secretary of the Treasury is former Secretary Nicholas Brady, who served for a brief period from September 1988 to January 1989. Despite his call on Congress to abolish several Cabinet departments, President Dole has surprisingly decided to keep the Department of Environmental Protection. The Cabinet departments which Dole has called on Congress to abolish will not be named unless Congress votes to keep them.

Secretary of State: James Baker
Secretary of Defense: Jeanne Kirkpatrick
Attorney General: Dick Thornburgh
Secretary of the Treasury: Nicholas F. Brady
Secretary of the Interior: Bill Armstrong, the former Senator from Colorado,
Secretary of Agriculture: Kay A. Orr, the Governor of Nebraska
Secretary of Labor: Lynn Morley Martin, former Representative from Illinois.
Secretary of Health and Human Services: Lamar Alexander, former Governor of Tennessee
Secretary of Transportation: James H. Burnley IV, former Secretary of Transportation under Ronald Reagan.
Secretary of Veterans Affairs: Ed Derwinski, former Representative from Illinois and Undersecretary of State
Secretary of Environmental Protection: William K. Reilly, President of the World Wildlife Fund.

December 10, 1992: Newt Gingrich will be Majority Whip.
Representative Newt Gingrich has won enough votes from his caucus to become the Majority Whip. He represents a growing number of conservatives who are wary of the number of moderates in Congressional leadership positions.

December 18, 1992: Steny Hoyer narrowly defeats David Bonior in Minority Whip Race.
In a contest that was closer than many had anticipated, current Majority Whip Steny Hoyer defeated David Bonior to become the next Minority Whip. This race was interesting for that fact that Hoyer is moderate and pro-choice, while Bonior is liberal and yet pro-life. Many Democrats voted for moderate Hoyer to balance with the current leader of House Democrats, William Gray who is liberal.
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« Reply #151 on: August 26, 2012, 09:10:16 pm »
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December 31, 1992: State of Politics at the end of 1992.
In one election (and with one party switcher), the Presidency and Congress has gone from complete Democratic control to complete Republican control. A majority of the conservative Democratic voters have abandoned the party and are fully in the Republican column. The Republican Party has won 5 of the last 7 Presidential elections, and is now being termed as the current “natural governing party” of the United States. The Democratic Party is now smaller, more regionalized, and has a higher proportion of liberals in the party than it did previously. This is the second time that their President has been denied a second term and they are all asking themselves “How do we come back?” Some are calling for the party to move toward the center, but this can risk alienating the now more numerous liberals. Others are calling for the party to keep their political positions, and stand as a firm opposition party. The new leaders of the Democrats in Congress seem to personify this divide. The next Minority Leader is William Gray, a liberal from Philadelphia, (and the first African American to lead a party in Congress) and the Minority Whip is Steny Hoyer, a moderate from Maryland.
         Many Democrats in Congress have blamed President Dukakis for the election outcome, and he in turn is privately blaming them. The overall truth is that the main reason that the Democrats lost this year’s election, and lost big, was Congressional Democrats’ lax attitude on corruption, the decades of Democratic House control, and President’s Dukakis’ reluctance to compromise on liberal issues. The fact that the Republican ticket was comprised of two popular wounded veterans didn’t hurt. Bob Dole declined to pander to the hard line conservatives, and although that was risky in the primaries, it won him favor with moderates and independents.
   But as a result, many conservatives are unenthusiastic and cautious about the current Republican Party. Bob Dole was not the first choice of most conservatives, and because of John McCain’s brief period in Congress, they are unsure if is as staunch a conservative as they hope. His recent comments that he is a “maverick” who will not always stick to a strict ideology increased some of those fears. Most of Republican leaders in Congress are not conservative. Incoming Senate Majority Leader Alan Simpson and Majority Whip Lincoln Chafee are both pro-choice. Incoming Speaker Robert Michel has had a history of bipartisanship and has socialized frequently with Democrats, which had led to many criticizing him for this. Dick Cheney is the new Majority Leader, and a member of the liberal/moderate Republican caucus “The Republican Wednesday Group.” In real life, he really was a member! I had no idea about that. The only clear conservative is the newest member of the leadership Newt Gingrich, who will become the next Majority Whip. By announcing his own set of ideas that were unauthorized by the House Republican Leadership, Gingrich is already rankling Dick Cheney and simultaneously inspiring conservatives with his publication of a “Contract for America”…
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« Reply #152 on: August 27, 2012, 12:15:34 am »
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Lynn Martin is from IL, not NY.
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« Reply #153 on: August 27, 2012, 12:38:55 am »
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Lynn Martin is from IL, not NY.

Thanks, I fixed it.
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1993:
President: Bob Dole
Vice President: John McCain

Senate Majority Leader: Alan Simpson
Majority Whip: Lincoln Chafee

Senate Minority Leader: George Mitchell
Minority Whip: Wendell Ford

Speaker: Robert Michel
Majority Leader: Dick Cheney
Majority Whip: Newt Gingrich

Minority Leader: William Gray
Minority Whip: Steny Hoyer

Senators:
Alabama:
Howell Heflin (R)
Dick Shelby (R)

Alaska:
Ted Stevens (R)
Frank H. Murkowski (R)

Arizona
Dennis DeConcini (D)
Jim Kolbe (R)

Arkansas
Dale Bumpers (D)
David Pryor (D)

California
Alan Cranston (D)
Tom Campbell (R)

Colorado
Ben Nighthorse Campbell (D)
Hank Brown (R)

Connecticut
Christopher Dodd (D)
Joe Lieberman (D)

Delaware
William Roth (R)
Joe Biden (D)

Florida
Bob Graham (D)
Buddy McKay (D)

Georgia
Sam Nunn (D)
Paul Coverdell (R)

Hawaii
Daniel K. Inouye (D)
Pat Saiki (R)

Idaho
Dirk Kempthorne (R)
Larry Craig (R)

Illinois
Richard Williamson (D)
Paul Simon (D)

Indiana
Richard Lugar (R)
Dan Quayle (R)

Iowa
Chuck Grassley (R)
Tom Tauke (R)

Kansas
Pat Roberts (R)
Nancy Landon Kassebaum (R)

Kentucky
Wendell H. Ford (D)
Mitch McConnell (R)

Louisiana
David Duke (I)
John B. Breaux (D)

Maine
William S. Cohen (R)
George J. Mitchell (D)

Maryland
Paul S. Sarbanes (D)
Barbara A. Mikulski (D)

Massachusetts
Edward M. Kennedy (D)
John Kerry (D)

Michigan
Donald W. Riegle, Jr. (D)
Carl Levin (D)

Minnesota
David Durenberger (R)
Rudy Boschwitz (R)

Mississippi
Thad Cochran (R)
Trent Lott (R)

Missouri
John C. Danforth (R)
Kit Bond (R)

Montana
Max Baucus (D)
John Melcher (D)
   
Nebraska
Jim Exon (D)
J. Robert Kerrey (D)

Nevada
Harry Reid (D)
Richard H. Bryan (D)

New Hampshire
Judd Gregg (R)
Bob Smith (R)

New Jersey
Christine Todd Whitman (R)
Frank R. Lautenberg (D)

New Mexico
Pete Domenici (R)
Jeff Bingaman (D)

New York
Daniel Patrick Moynihan (D)
Al D'Amato (R)

North Carolina
Jesse Helms (R)
Terry Sanford (D)

North Dakota
Kent Conrad (D)
Byron Dorgan (D)

Ohio
John Glenn (D)
Howard Metzenbaum (D)

Oklahoma
David L. Boren (D)
Don Nickles (R)

Oregon
Mark O. Hatfield (R)
Bob Packwood (R)

Pennsylvania
John Heinz (R)
Arlen Specter (R)

Rhode Island
Claiborne Pell (D)
John H. Chafee (R)

South Carolina
Strom Thurmond (R)
Thomas Hartnett (R)

South Dakota
Larry Pressler (R)
Thomas A. Daschle (D)

Tennessee
Jim Sasser (D)
Al Gore (D)

Texas
Lloyd Bentsen (D)
Phil Gramm (R)

Utah
Robert Foster Bennett (R)
Orrin G. Hatch (R)

Vermont
Patrick Leahy (D)
James Jeffords (R)

Virginia
John W. Warner (R)
Charles S. Robb (D)

Washington
Brock Adams (D)
Mike Lowry (D)

West Virginia
Robert C. Byrd (D)
John D. Rockefeller IV (D)

Wisconsin
Bob Kasten (R)
Herb Kohl (D)

Wyoming
Malcolm Wallop (R)
Alan K. Simpson (R)

January 20, 1993: President Bob Dole Sworn Into Office, Calls for Unity with Americans.
President Bob Dole took office today at the age of 69, only several months younger than the oldest President to take office, Ronald Reagan. Many see Dole as Reagan Part II, with many of the same positions and goals. The exception, of course, is that Dole will have a Republican Congress to work with, while Reagan has a Democratic Senate for 2 years, and a Democratic House throughout his Presidency. In his inauguration speech, he called for a de-emphasis on social issues that divide Americans and a shrinking of government. “A smaller government is a more effective government.” In addition, he called for America to reassert itself as the world’s leader of democracy and that with the end of the Soviet Union as a rival, we should seek to work with all nations to improve human rights everywhere.

February 10, 1993: Dole Tax Cuts Signed Into Law.
The Dole Tax Cuts, as they have been termed, will reduce taxes 15 percent across the board for every taxpayer in America. It will also include a $500 per child tax credit for lower and middle income families in America. The tax cuts are moderately popular with the public, although some question if this will lead to a deficit, as it did with the Reagan tax cuts. Dole’s response is that with a Republican Congress, he can cut government more efficiently than Reagan ever could. Votes on the abolition of several departments are scheduled for next week.

February 18, 1993: Congress Votes to Abolish Department of Commerce, Energy, Housing and Urban Development.  Department of Education Stays.
Congress has approved the elimination of several Cabinet departments, that being the Department of Commerce, Energy, and Housing and Urban Development. The vote on the Department of Education was defeated, and President Dole quickly nominated South Carolina Governor Carroll A. Campbell, Jr.to the post.

February 26, 1993. World Trade Center bombed. The North Tower Collapses. At Least 10,000 Killed. President Dole Promises a Swift Response.


Today a strategically placed truck bomb was detonated under the North Tower of the World Trade Center. After 20 minutes of an intense fire, the North Tower collapsed. Due to the quick timeline of events, many of those inside the North Tower were unable to escape. At least 10,000 Americans are believed to have been killed. At this point, the suspects are unknown.
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« Reply #155 on: September 17, 2012, 12:43:18 am »
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Wow, didn't see that coming.
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« Reply #156 on: September 17, 2012, 02:28:32 pm »
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Glad to see this bacK Smiley Sad to see what happened however. 9/11 looks mild in comparison to that.
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« Reply #157 on: September 22, 2012, 02:32:10 am »
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Glad to see this bacK Smiley Sad to see what happened however. 9/11 looks mild in comparison to that.
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« Reply #158 on: September 22, 2012, 06:30:59 am »
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Holy Schneickies! Too bad about the World Trade Center.
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March 1, 1993: President Dole Approval nears 90%.
In a bittersweet union of Americans, their approval of President Dole is at 87%. Almost all Americans have praised the President for his calm stance on the situation and firm commitment to responding to the WTC Attack.

March 4, 1993. World Trade Center Death Total Confirmed: 11,465
After a week of shock, sadness, and anger, the death toll in the World Trade Center terrorist bombing has been confirmed. 11,465 Americans have died in the worst terrorist attack in U.S. history. Investigators have discovered that the bombing was due to a truck bomb, and its vehicle registration number has been discovered. The vehicle was reported stolen, and Mohammad Salameh, a Palestinian, has been arrested. Palestinian leaders have disputed that they are responsible for the attack.

March 8, 1993: Arrested Suspect in WTC Bombing Leads to New Jersey Apartment.
The arrest of Mohommad Salameh has led investigators to the New Jersey apartment of Ramzi Yousef, a Kuwaiti. The apartment contained various bomb making materials and is believed to be the location where the attack was constructed.  Ramzi Yousef has been confirmed to have left the United States for Iraq, and his current location is unknown.

March 11, 1993: Ramzi Yousef’s Uncle Believed to Organize Attack. A Member of Al Qaeda Terrorist Organization.
In a trail that continues to amaze the FBI, the man responsible for carrying out the attack Ramzi Yousef, is believed to be financed by his uncle, Khalid Sheikh Mohammed. This individual is a Kuwaiti who spent time in Afghanistan fighting against the Soviet invasion. He was currently living in the Philippines, but when Philippine authorizes raided his home, they found nothing. He is a member of Al Qaeda, a militant Islamist terrorist organization based in Afghanistan. It is unknown if Khalid Sheikh Mohammad acted as a part of Al Qaeda or on his own accord.
Because the WTC 1993 attacks are successful, many of the individuals involved realize that the United States is searching for them, and so they escape as soon as they have the opportunity.

March 15, 1993: WTC Suspects Have Relocated to Afghanistan.
Despite many of the WTC suspects having various nationalities, one thing they have in common is that they spent time in Afghanistan fighting against the Soviet invasion. Many of the suspects are now thought to have fled to Afghanistan, a country that is currently in a multi sided civil war. With a very weak national government, the suspects and allies are able to avoid capture. More attacks are possible without their arrest. A foreign intervention seems to be the only option. A vote on the Intervention in Afghanistan is expected tomorrow in Congress.
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March 16, 1993: U.S. Approves Afghan War.
Congress has voted to intervene in Afghanistan, in order to capture the terrorists responsible for the WTC attacks and to successful state so that more attacks will not come. Afghanistan is currently in a multi sided civil war, with three main groups. The first is the weak national government, named the Islamic State of Afghanistan, which is the successor state to the communist Democratic Republic of Afghanistan. The second is Hezbe Wahdat, a Shia Islamist group based in the central region with known ties and support from Iran. It is popular with the Hazara ethnic group. The third is Hezbi Islami, a Sunni Muslim group with support with the Pashtun ethnic group. In addition, many cities including the large city of Kandahar are under the control of independent warlords. It is a complex, multi ethnic, multi sect civil war that the United States will now enter. Almost all groups are highly opposed to the intervention.

Note: In real life, the Taliban was not a major factor until August 1996, so it is not mentioned here.

March 20, 1993: Pakistan signs Agreement with United States.
The Government of Pakistan signed an agreement with the United States, so that military bases will be used and built in Pakistan, in order to begin the invasion of Afghanistan from Pakistan. The agreement in return forgives about 1 billion dollar in debt that Pakistan owes to the U.S. The Prime Minister of Pakistan, Nawaz Sharif is a member of the center right Pakistan Muslim League, which although skeptical of foreign intervention, is firmly opposed to terrorism. Although most Pakistanis oppose the WTC attacks, some are reluctant about the U.S. intervening in Afghanistan. Opposition leader Benazir Bhutto is a strong supporter of the intervention.

March 30, 1993: Invasion of Afghanistan Begins.
The United States has begun the invasion of Afghanistan from the south, hoping to capture the terrorists responsible for the WTC attacks and to help create a successful state so that the country will not become a base for further attacks.

April 1, 1993: Osama bin Laden Returns to Afghanistan to Fight against U.S. Intervention.
Osama bin Laden has left his home country of Saudi Arabia and has returned to Afghanistan, vowing to defeat the United States’ military in Afghanistan. He stated that this invasion is similar to the fight against the Soviet Union in the 1980s, and that all Muslim countries should resist against intervention by non-Muslim countries.

A History Lesson:

In real life, following the Soviet Union’s withdrawal of Afghanistan in 1989, Osama bin Laden returned to Saudi Arabia. When the Persian Gulf War began in 1991, bin Laden was outraged that Saudi monarchy allowed the U.S. military in Saudi territory. He protested publicly, and was enough of a problem that the Saudis banished him in 1992. He fled to Sudan and lived there from 1992 to 1996. It was in August 1996 that he declared war on the United States because the American military was still present in Saudi territory. He named his statement the “Declaration of War against the Americans Occupying the Land of the Two Holy Places.” The two holy places being: Mecca and Medina. It was in 1998 that Al Qaeda bombed the two U.S. embassies in Africa, and the date of the bombings marked the eighth anniversary of the arrival of American forces in Saudi Arabia. Three years later, the 9/11 terrorist attacks occur.

But… because in 1991 President Dukakis was in office and thereby having Walter Mondale as Secretary of State, the Persian Gulf War never happens. Osama bin Laden does not criticize the Saudi Royal family and is not banished. Instead in this timeline in 1993 he continues to live in Saudi Arabia. Because Afghanistan is invaded in 1993 by the U.S., Osama bin Laden sees this as another foreign intervention, just like with the Soviet Union. So on April 1, 1993, Osama bin Laden returns to Afghanistan…


April 2, 1993: Timothy McVeigh, 24, First American to Die In Afghan War.
Army Corporal Timothy McVeigh is the first American to die in battle during the Afghan War.
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Awesome stuff man; I'm praying that TTL's war turns out better than otl.
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