Saturday, September 09, 2006

It's not my fault, It was the voices in my head

Some of the guys at the Backroom email list I receive still bristle at any criticism of GWBush, even though they pay lip service to thinking he's a bad President. Here's one response to a critique of "Path To 9/11":
The bottom line is, like the boy who persistently cried WOLF, when you have proven yourself to have been a pathological liar, you then become the easy target to blame even on the off chance you had nothing to do with it.

It's entirely possible had Clinton been a responsible, respectable leader, 9/11 would have happened anyway. But he wasn't, and so, because the possibility exists we failed to discover the problem when the entire country was distracted with his other nonsense, he gets blamed just as a drunk driver who wrecks is presumed guilty of negligence even if a perfectly sober driver might have wrecked in those conditions as well.

Bill Clinton WAS responsible for the massive debacle his pathology engineered, even though sane people agree whether or not he was getting blown by a fat intern was no one's business. Had he behaved responsibly in Arkansas, the Paula Jones affair would never have gone anywhere, and by not dealing with it the Lewinsky affair became fair game.

Unhinged? I think so. I call this the Blame Clinton First response.

So in comparison, how is GWBush working out as a leader?

From Kos:

Link--Months before the United States invaded Iraq in 2003, Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld forbade military strategists from developing plans for securing a post-war Iraq ...In fact, said Brig. Gen. Mark Scheid, Rumsfeld said "he would fire the next person" who talked about the need for a post-war plan.

Link--There was no evidence of a link between former Iraqi president Saddam Hussein and al-Qaeda, according to a report released Friday by the U.S. Senate.

Link--US president Bush on Thursday cautiously endorsed a truce between Gen Musharraf and pro-Taliban militants in Pakistan even as terrorist violence soared in Afghanistan and Al Qaida sent a sharp reminder of 9/11 with a video message ahead of the anniversary.

Link--A NATO military chief asked yesterday for another 2,500 troops to be sent to southern Afghanistan to reinforce the Canadian and British battlegroups that have been under fierce attack by the Taleban for the past two months.
Still, somewhere, somehow, it's always Clinton's fault.


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