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underpants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-06-11 08:27 PM
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Bin Laden and the Republicans' Magic Calendar

Nevertheless, according to the latest Republican revisionist history, George W. Bush did everything but pull the trigger on Sunday. (More ironic still, Bushs supporters accused President Obama of taking a victory lap after the death of Bin Laden, which occurred exactly 8 years to the day after Dubya appeared in a flight suit on the deck of the USS Abraham Lincoln to declare Mission Accomplished in Iraq.)

Despite virtually no evidence to support the claim, GOP torture enthusiasts like Peter King (R-NY) trumpeted that "We obtained that information through waterboarding." House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) was just one of a legion of conservatives explaining that credit had one degree of separation, announcing "I commend President Obama who has followed the vigilance of President Bush in bringing bin Laden to justice." While Sarah Palin refused to even utter Obamas name in crediting President Bush, right-wing billionaire sugar daddy David Koch complained that Obama just made the decision, it was obvious where the guy is. Donald Rumsfeld similarly praised his former boss:

"All of this was made possible by the relentless, sustained pressure on al Qaeda that the Bush administration initiated after 9/11 and that the Obama administration has wisely chosen to continue."

But if Republican mythology states that George W. Bush is responsible for apprehending the mastermind of 9/11, the attacks ten years ago were all Bill Clinton's fault.

That's an interesting charge, given President Bush's response to the CIA presenter of the infamous August 6, 2001 Presidential Daily Brief:

"All right. You've covered your ass, now."
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