This morning the Liberal Death Star takes advantage of the anniversary of the 9/11 attacks to indulge its obsessive hatred of former President George W. Bush. In a piece by Kurt Eichenwald, who apparently writes for Vanity Fair or some similar rag, entitled “The Bush Administration Was Deaf to 9-11 Warnings,” they take another comfortable soak in their favorite warm nostalgic bath water, blaming President Bush for not preventing this horrific act of war. Once again, they dredge up their favorite bloody shirt, the August 6, 2001 Presidential Daily Brief, which was entitled “Bin Ladin Determined To Strike in US,” which given the attacks on two of our embassies in Africa, and the 1993 bombing of the World Trade Center, doesn’t seem like a news flash. They conveniently neglect to mention the 1998 Presidential Daily Brief presented to Pres. Bill Clinton entitled “Bin Ladin Preparing to Hijack US Aircraft and Other Attacks,” on December 4, 1998, which unlike the August 6, 2001 PDB describes what actually did happen. Of course, if memory serves, Bill Clinton was preoccupied with domestic matters back in 1998. It was something involving an intern and a cigar, I think.
As Richard Miniter documents in his excellent book Losing Bin Laden, Bill Clinton had several opportunities to take out bin Laden and dropped the ball, allowing the 9/11 attacks to eventually take place.
Frankly, I consider re-litigating this issue in the attempt to point fingers and affix blame on this day unseemly and unpatriotic, but if our leftwing friends are going to persist in hating on President Bush, I feel compelled to set the record straight.
What say you?