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Jeb Bush: Obama's decision to halt deportations "was a purely political move to pre-empt."
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The acid-tongued Big Foot emerged from his lair to lie to people again.

On Obama's decision to halt some deportations, Jeb Bush proclaimed:

"It was a purely political move to pre-empt, and that's exactly what the motive was," Bush said. "He's had supermajorities in the House and Senate to fulfill his promise he made in the last campaign, and what we've heard are crickets. I mean, not a single move. And then to do this was a good political move. Bad policy in the sense that it's a stopgap it creates continued uncertainty for a whole lot of people who don't deserve it."

That is an absolute lie.

The DREAM Act passed the House under Nancy Pelosi's leadership. The Act went to the Senate, where it received 55 votes. The Republicans deliberately filibustered to block its passage, through systematic abuse of the cloture rule. Rachel Maddow detailed it here, starting at 10:30 in the tape.

On Romney's speech before the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials (NALEO), Jeb declared:

"I heard a consistent message of border control, but I think he expanded it out to talk about reforming the immigration system itself, allowing people to serve in the military to be able to get legal residency; to work with Democrats which is a new concept where actually Republicans and Democrats can work together for long-term, comprehensive reform rather than stopgap measures," Bush said.

Jeb Bush is lying. And that is not a new concept.

The "crickets" that he hears are those in his own head, in response to the continued and ongoing revelations about his brother's catastrophic failure in office, that so callously endangered and betrayed the American people.

FLASHBACK: Bush On Bin Laden: I Really Just Dont Spend That Much Time On Him

New NSA docs contradict 9/11 claims

By Jordan Michael Smith

June 19, 2012

Over 120 CIA documents concerning 9/11, Osama bin Laden and counterterrorism were published today for the first time, having been newly declassified and released to the National Security Archive. The documents were released after the NSA pored through the footnotes of the 9/11 Commission and sent Freedom of Information Act requests.

The material contains much new information about the hunt before and after 9/11 for bin Laden, the development of the drone campaign in AfPak, and al-Qaidas relationship with Americas ally, Pakistan. Perhaps most damning are the documents showing that the CIA had bin Laden in its cross hairs a full year before 9/11 but didnt get the funding from the Bush administration White House to take him out or even continue monitoring him. The CIA materials directly contradict the many claims of Bush officials that it was aggressively pursuing al-Qaida prior to 9/11, and that nobody could have predicted the attacks. I dont think the Bush administration would want to see these released, because they paint a picture of the CIA knowing something would happen before 9/11, but they didnt get the institutional support they needed, says Barbara Elias-Sanborn, the NSA fellow who edited the materials.


Many of the documents publicize for the first time what was first made clear in the 9/11 Commission: The White House received a truly remarkable amount of warnings that al-Qaida was trying to attack the United States. From June to September 2001, a full seven CIA Senior Intelligence Briefs detailed that attacks were imminent, an incredible amount of information from one intelligence agency. One from June called Bin-Ladin and Associates Making Near-Term Threats writes that expects Usama Bin Laden to launch multiple attacks over the coming days. The famous August brief called Bin Ladin Determined to Strike the US is included. Al-Qaida members, including some US citizens, have resided in or travelled to the US for years, and the group apparently maintains a support structure here, it says. During the entire month of August, President Bush was on vacation at his ranch in Texas which tied with one of Richard Nixons as the longest vacation ever taken by a president. CIA Director George Tenet has said he didnt speak to Bush once that month, describing the president as being on leave. Bush did not hold a Principals meeting on terrorism until September 4, 2001, having downgraded the meetings to a deputies meeting, which then-counterterrorism czar Richard Clarke has repeatedly said slowed down anti-Bin Laden efforts enormously, by months.


Many members of this family belong behind bars.

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