Friday, January 08, 2010

Hey There, Georgie Boys!

Oh, how the mainstream media just LO-o-o-VE-s-s-S to aid and abet the Republican Party’s relentless campaign to whitewash the Bush regime’s abysmal record on protecting us from terrorist attacks on American soil -- from Missy Dana (“the exits are there and there and there”) Perrino to Rudy (“a noun, a verb, and 9-11”) Giuliani.

Appearing on Georgie “BOY” Stephanopoulos’ GMA, Rudy the Liar said:

“The-a wa no domethtic atta-ks und-a Bush. Wethve had one unth-a O-ba-ma.”

Excuse me?

Georgie BOY said nothing to question or correct the Rudester, so relieved (perhaps?) was he to be sitting on his gotta-be-taller-than-the-girls jump seat. Pal Rudee was only following the script of LIES laid out by Bush crapagandist Dana Perrino on FAUX News: “America did not have a terrorist attack on our country during President Bush’s term.”


Catching his colossal gaffe too late, Rudy sought to correct himself:

Giuliani said: “I did omith tha worths ‘sinth Septh. 11.’ I apologith foh that.”

Again: Excuse me???

But this wasn’t an isolated thing. The Republicans, with their primitive prominent reptilian brains, were all over the airwaves politicizing the foiled Fruit of the Boom terrorist attack over Detroit and grossly mischaracterizing President Obama’s rational, swift, and comprehensive response to the systemic intelligence failure.

Despite the President’s repeated references to our “war” with Al Quaeda “terrorists” from his inaugural address to the present, the Republican attack-crapaganda machine tried once more to whitewash the truth. With some notable dissents –- Senator Dick Lugar, for one, who said President Obama was “focused” –- Republicans took their cues from Dark Lord and Liz Mini-Mee Cheney’s attacks on the President that he “is trying to pretend we are not at war” with a “low-key response” to the Christmas Day attempt to ignite a bomb aboard a flight to Detroit. The President’s sharp rebuke of the traitorous Cheney Clan –- who seemed disappointed the airliner hadn’t blown up over Detroit –- was “this is not the time for partisanship, but for citizenship.”

He spoke as if he were scolding a child.

Correctly assuming that most Americans are grown-up enough to process serious information, President Obama candidly and forcefully outlined the intelligence lapses and ordered that immediate corrective action be taken. It was a noteworthy departure from the incompetent Orwellian Bush regime whose actions -- letting OBL escape after we had him cornered in Tora Bora, invading Iraq, and creating the global eyesore and prime terrorist recruiting tool known as Guantanamo prison -- actually. increased. our. vulnerability. to. terrorist. attacks.

Following is a LIST of all the terrorist attacks that occurred on George W. Bush’s watch after (and including) 9/11, courtesy of Media Matters for America (don’t you just HATE them, wingnuts?):
September 11, 2001 attacks. As CNN noted, “On September 11, 2001, four U.S. planes hijacked by terrorists crashed into the World Trade Center, the Pentagon and a field in Pennsylvania killing nearly 3,000 people in a matter of hours.”

2001 anthrax attacks.
A March 2004 State Department report on “Significant Terrorist Incidents, 1961-2003” quotes then-Attorney General John Ashcroft saying of the letters containing anthrax mailed to various targets: “When people send anthrax through the mail to hurt people and invoke terror, it's a terrorist act.” Five people were killed as a result of those letters in the autumn of 2001.

2001 shoe bomber attempted attack.
In June 2008, then-Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff described Reid's December 2001 attempt “to blow up a trans-Atlantic plane with a shoe bomb” as an attempt to “carry out terrorist operations for Al-Qaeda.”

2002 attack against El Al ticket counter at LAX. In July 2002, Hesham Mohamed Hadayet opened fire at an El Al Airlines ticket counter at Los Angeles International Airport killing two people and wounding four others before being shot dead. A 2004 Justice Department report stated that Hadayet's case had been “officially designated as an act of international terrorism.”

2002 DC-area sniper. The state of Virginia indicted Washington, D.C.-area sniper John Allen Muhammad -- along with his accomplice, a minor at the time -- on “an act of terrorism” for one of the murders he committed during a three-week shooting spree across Maryland, Virginia, and Washington, D.C. Muhammad was convicted, sentenced to death, and subsequently executed for the crime.

2006 UNC SUV attack. In March 2006, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill graduate Mohammed Reza Taheri-azar drove an SUV into an area of campus, striking nine pedestrians. According to reports, Taheri-azar said he acted because he wanted to “avenge the deaths or murders of Muslims around the world.” Taheri-azar also reportedly stated in a letter: “I was aiming to follow in the footsteps of one of my role models, Mohammad Atta, one of the 9/11/01 hijackers, who obtained a doctorate degree.”

This list omits several terrorist attacks committed against Americans and American targets outside United States territory while George W. Bush was president.
But wait! All’s well with the world: A chastened Georgie BOY Stephanopoulos owned up to the gotcha from those pesky liberal bloggers: “All of you who have pointed out that I should have pressed him on that misstatement in the moment are right,” he blogged. “My mistake, my responsibility.” Awww.

So, here’s a musical tribute to the GEORGIE BOYS and all those Bushistas, Beckistas, Palinistas, and Teabaggers who believe Dim Son actually kept us safe from terrorist attack. (Or was it just dumb luck as he counted the days to the end of his term?) For best results, drink some Kool-Aid while watching:

Imagine, if you will, the list (above) of terrorist attacks that occurred during George W. Bush’s regime scrolling down the video screen. Capische?

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