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: When in doubt, blame Bush

Roger Perry
01-09-2010, 09:05 AM
Barack Obama invoked the ghost of Harry Truman Thursday, telling the nation that the "buck stops with me" for the security failures that let a nutcase with an underwear bomb get on a plane on Christmas Day.
But Obama is speaking, once again, out of both sides of his mouth. He continues to blame the failings of his Presidency on George W. Bush.
While the President went before the cameras to claim he bears the final responsibility, White House aides spun the story to say the breakdown in security is a holdover from lapses in the Bush administration.
Yet many of these same Democrats blamed Bush for the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and Pentagon on Sept. 11, 2001: Just short of nine months into Dubya's presidency.
Republicans join the hypocrisy by heaping blame on Obama for the current problems while forgetting that they were lining up to blame Bush's predecessor -- Bill Clinton -- for the 9/11 attacks.
There's no doubt that the people charged with protecting Americans from madmen with bombs continue to drop the ball. Our various intelligence agences weren't talking to each other and failed to connect the dots with all the warning signs out there before 9-11. Now that a terrorist managed to get explosives on a plane less than a month ago we find out that more than eight years later our various agencies are -- surprise, surprise -- not talking to each other or sharing information.
So, of course, they failed to connect the dots.
The old Washington blame game takes over. It's always someone else's fault.


Steve Amrein
01-09-2010, 09:22 AM
So which is it wodger ??? YOU have blamed Bush on a constant basis. Put on your big boy pants and pick one. 11 months in and Bush sat for 45 minutes in a classroom blah blah now your guy was playing golf.