The newest Right Wing/Republican tactic in their quest to destroy President Obama, and further add to the divisive culture in this country, is a feverish attempt to re-write history regarding terror attacks under George W. Bush.
Republican politicians and assorted shills have hit their knees to thank the baby Jesus for the failed Underpants Bomber,Umar Farouk Abdulmuttalab, who turned out to be every bit as inept as the failed Shoe Bomber, Richard Reid. Because of this attempted terror attack, Republicans, with their sick and twisted minds, have launched an all out campaign to scare the shit out of Americans.
BRIT HUME: You know, if I were the Al Qaida people, I think Bill [Kristol]‘s right. They could look at this as a success. This was — this was an attack that didn’t succeed on the scale it was expected to but did succeed.
Brit Hume, ladies and gentlemen, head cheerleader for Al Qaeda. By the way, who are the “Al Qaida people?”
LURITA DOAN: Everyone keeps saying how lucky we are that the “crotch” bomber on Flight 253 was unable to ignite the explosives hidden in his underwear, but I am sorry to report that the attack was a actually a huge success. The plane was not destroyed and no lives were lost, but the larger, strategic goals of al Qaeda were certainly advanced.
This from a woman forced to resign in disgrace from the Bush administration, which is known for its determination to reward failure. Lurita is Hume’s second in command. “Go Al Qadea!”
MONICA CROWLEY: After 9-11, President Bush and Vice President Cheney had a 100 percent perfect track record in keeping the homeland safe from an Islamic terrorist attack. So far this year, we’ve had numerous attacks.
Even a hack like Bill O’Reilly couldn’t stomach that one, and had to ask her about the Shoe Bomber…
CROWLEY: That was coming into the United States. It was not a domestic terror attack. I mean, it was meant to be, but it was stopped by the folks on the plane.
Detroit isn’t part of the United States? When did that happen? Srsly…
SHERMAN FREDERICK: In his January 3 column, Las Vegas Review-Journal publisher Sherman Frederick falsely claimed that “the two cases of domestic terrorism since 9/11″ happened “on Obama’s watch.”
This guy could probably look at his own newspaper to do that fact-check…or use the Google…or not.
RUDY GIULIANI: What [Obama] should be doing is following the right things Bush did. One of the right things he did was treat this as a war on terror. We had no domestic attacks under Bush. We’ve had one under Obama.
Doesn’t this negate the entire existence of Mr Noun, a Verb, and 9/11?
DANA PERINO: They want to do all of their investigations. I don’t know. All of the thinking that goes into it. But we did not have a terrorist attack on our country during President Bush’s term. I hope they’re not looking at this politically. I do think we ought it to the American people to call it what it is.
Dana dear, this American person calls it bullshit.
And finally (because I’m getting tired of all this Republican fear-mongering and sickening spin) the top dog, the advisor to the cheerleading squad….
MARY MATALIN: I was there, we inherited a recession from President Clinton and we inherited the most tragic attack on our own soil in our nation’s history.
We all know what Matalin is, but poor poor George W. Bush…everyone always piles on him. He tried so hard — at clearing brush, golfing, and vacationing.
So except for THIS ONE THING on September 11, 2001, he did okay, right?
About 3000 people dead.
But hey, give the man a do-over, huh? Except this one blip on the radar, he kept us safe — according to the Republican “history as fantasy” writers.
Uh oh, don’t forget about the Anthrax attacks in 2001. Five people dead.
And the Shoe Bomber in 2001. No one dead, thank goodness.
Oh yeah, the attack on the El Al ticket counter at LAX in 2002. Two people killed, four wounded.
Oops! Let’s not forget about the DC sniper in 2002. Ten people killed, three wounded.
Darn, another one…the SUV driver who mowed down nine people at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2006. No one killed. (Source)
So, except for ALL OF THOSE INCIDENTS, George W. Bush had a sterling record for keeping this country safe from terrorism. Is that it, Republicans? Is this your serious attempt at covering up for the most disastrous president in the history of this country? Is this your plan to win in 2010? Or 2012?
Nevermind, don’t answer any of those questions. That’s not the real point anyway. The real point is to undermine President Obama in every way possible, and attempt to scare the bejeebers out of the American people, in order to get back into power and continue your ideological destruction and literal looting of the United States.
Anyone stupid or naive enough to fall for your fevered attempts to re-write the history of 9/11 and subsequent attacks on this country deserves to be publicly ridiculed.
“Country First?” Don’t make me laugh.