We are the 99%

September 28, 2006

Keith Olbermann asks "What did Bush do?"

In case you didn't now, George W. Bush did virtually nothing to prevent 9/11 from happening including:
  • In February 2001, the Taliban in Afghanistan offered that they were ready to hand over Osama Bin Laden to Saudi Arabia if the US would drop it's sanctions. There is no record of any substantive discussion of that matter by the Bush Administration (you know, they hate diplomacy). Of course, charges are still made by Wingnuts to this day that Clinton dropped an offer by Sudan on Bin Laden even though that claim has been debunked in the 9/11 Commission Report.

  • The Bush Administration did nothing in retaliation for the USS Cole attack. Yes, I said "Bush" did nothing about the Cole. Again, despite wingers trying to lay this off on Clinton, it was confirmed that the Cole attack was Al Qaeda backed during Bush's term, not Clinton's.

  • More on Condoleezza Rice's lie (blogged on by Dayvoe here) that the Clinton Team did not leave them with a "comprehensive strategy to fight al Qaeda."
  • When dealing with Republicans, you always need to remember that one of their favorite tactics is to project their own sins on to Democrats. Generally speaking, the more they attack Democrats on an issue, the more likely they are to be guilty themselves.

    You can watch the entire report here:

    2 comments:

    Sanjay said...

    Nice post, saw the show last night. I try not to miss Keith O. Probably the only sensible POV we get on the news these days. BTW came here from Eli.

    Sanjay said...

    BTW loved your post about John Danforth. Months back I read an op-ed piece by hi in the times. I was pleasantly surprised at how reasonable he sounded. He is an endangered species though.