Friday, January 16, 2009

One Other Point

Regarding Bush's legacy. To all the people who say that Bush's most important accomplishment is that there hasn't been a terrorist attack on US soil since 9/11: Why does he get credit for that but not blame for 9/11?

Don't tell me it was unprecedented. Hell, one of the two targets of the attack, the WTC in NY, was one they had attacked before.

Don't tell me the Bush administration wasn't forewarned. Not only is the evidence overwhelming that the outgoing Clinton administration tried in vain to warn the incoming Bush regime that Al-Qaeda was the biggest threat to US national security, not only did terrorism experts who transitioned from the Clinton to Bush teams warn the Bush regime about Al-Qaeda, Bush, as we all know, was even personally briefed on Bin Laden's plans to strike on US soil.

So I just want to know why Bush gets credit for the lack of attacks during his Presidency since 9/11 but a free pass for 9/11. That's all. Do you get a free one before they count or something?

Seriously. I want to know why Bush gets credit for some parts of his term but not blame for others. If he gets the credit for keeping us safe for the past seven years, that has to be balanced against the colossal fuckup of allowing the worst terrorist attack on US soil in modern history. Even if we give him credit for the safe years, he's still like the bodyguard who has done a bangup job ever since that time he let his client get shot in the face. Sure, he's been great since then, but that whole face thing was still a pretty big screwup...


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