January 29, 2009

Dopey WNJ Letter of the Week

Robert Vanella, who's won this award before, thinks George W. Bush did absolutely nothing well in the last eight years -- particularly fight terrorism!

With all the praise heaped upon George W Bush since Jan. 20, one would think he actually did something positive for the country.

My response is simple: Enough. There was one attempt at a major act of terrorism on this country in the last 200 plus years and it was successful. Thatís right: successful, successful during the Bush administration. A president does not get to bookend his administration wherever he wants. He didnít become president on Sept 12, 2001. Evidence and research clearly reveal that the Clinton anti-terrorism team was far superior to any Bush team. There is no evidence that any other potential attack reached the operational stage or was even aspired to reach that stage after Sept. 11, 2001. So from what were we kept safe? Bin Laden got what he wanted; three thousand dead here and five thousand dead overseas. Safe doesnít just mean not dead. When you lose your job, your home, your healthcare, your opportunity for a decent education, you are not safe. When you lose your right to privacy and protections afforded by the constitution; you are not safe. Nothing; I mean nothing, good came out of the last eight years.

There 'ya go. George W. Bush, on the job for not even eight months, is entirely cupable for the September, 11 2001 attack on the World Trade Center. And Bill Clinton's team was "far superior" to the Bush team? As a commenter on the letter's page notes, let's see:

1993 - The first World Trade Center bombing
1993 - Battle of Mogadishu
1993 - Waco
1995 - Attempted crashing of plane on White House
1995 - Oklahoma City bombing
1996 - Khobar Towers bombing - Saudi Arabia
1998 - U.S. Embassy bombings Kenya/Tanzania
2000 - USS Cole Bombing - Yemen

Yep! That sure is "successful!" Not to mention the opportunity to outright KILL bin Laden, which, well, Clinton sorta didn't take advantage of. That's that "far superior" for 'ya, folks.

The rest is the usual "progressive" talking points prattle, similar to Vanella's previous letter. *Yaaaawwwn*

Posted by Hube at January 29, 2009 02:43 PM | TrackBack

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One more bit of evidence that Bill Clinton was a failed president.

Unless, of course, "success" is code for "engaging in contact in the office that would get one's firm sued for sexual harassment if you were the CEO of a company in the private sector."

Posted by: Rhymes With Right at January 30, 2009 10:19 PM