Open thread October 23, 2015 Dan Crawford | October 23, 2015 3:24 pm Tags: open thread Comments (5) | Digg Facebook Twitter |
Clinton and 9/11 and treating Bin Laden as a “criminal investigation”. And so REALLY responsible. Unlike Bush.
CNN 1998 U.S. missiles pound targets in Afghanistan, Sudan
Clinton: ‘Our target was terror’
Later reports showed that the cruise missiles missed Osama by a matter of hours, he was in fact at one of the attack sites. Did Clinton get credit from his opponents in this bold attempt to nip Al-Qaeda and its plans and financing in the bud? Was there a huge rally around the flag moment? Hell no, instead there was loud and constant mockery over ‘Aspirin factories’ and ‘Wag the Dog’ and claims that this was all just a distraction. http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/cyberalert-08211998-wag-dog#2
That is “even the liberal mainstream media” ran with Wag the Dog. Meanwhile the wingnut blogosphere was frothing. The idea that Clinton ignored Bin Laden was and is ridiculous. The idea that his opponents prioritized it in a way that would have had them cheering a military strike on Al-Qaeda is more ridiculous. And if there had been a rally around the flag and president moment and an all out push to terminate Bin Laden and al-Qaeda it might have prevented 9/11. But traitorous Republicans were more focused on using a blow-job to take down an elected President. (Now maybe if he had launched some missiles at Saddam he might have caught a break – for about 10 seconds).
A good reminder , thanks.
I’ll be sure to bring this up during Thanksgiving argume… , er , discussions.
Trend ? :
Slow Burn: Bernie Sanders Ignites a Populist Movement
Conservatives drawn to a socialist senator
By Rick Perlstein
Thinks Sanders has much populist appeal to core Republican voters
” Eric Lipton and Jennifer Steinhauer, in an impressive piece of investigative reporting, find that the various PACs encouraging what Greg Sargent calls the Freedom Fraud caucus are basically in it for the money *; the bulk of what they raise ends up as consultants’ fees and the like, paid to the same people organizing the drives. ”
A shocking amount of conservative politics is a multilevel marketing scam
by Matthew Yglesias