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September 10, 2006

The Wingnut Path to 9/11

As you're aware (unless you're a microencephalic twit like EricPWJohnson), ABC is under fire for their docudrama "The Path to 9/11," slated to air tomorrow evening. Some of the criticism is unfounded (e.g. Clinton did make mistakes and did miss opportunities when it came to Osama), but some of it is well-founded (e.g. making it look like Sandy Berger hung up on special forces rather than give them the go-ahead to take out Mr. Al Qaeda).

Even conservatives pundits and pinheads like John Podhoretz and Bill Bennett, respectively, agree.

Conservative columnist John Podhoretz wrote that "[e]x-Secretary of State Madeleine Albright's anger is unquestionably justified." Former Reagan administration cabinet secretary and right-wing pundit Bill Bennett said, "The Path to 9/11 is strewn with a lot of problems, and I think there were problems in the Clinton administration. But that's no reason to falsify the record, falsify conversations by either the president or his leading people. And, you know, it just shouldn't happen."
Yet, for some inexplicable reason (well, theories abound, insert your own), some on the right just don't see a problem with it.

For example, this comment that RightwingSparkle left on her own blog regarding the dishonest portryal of Sandy "Secret Undies" Berger.

So, in other words, Osama did slip though. Just not with a direct order NOT to get him, just letting the opportunity pass.

The result is the same, isn't it?

Can you imagine the rightwing reaction if someone made a Hurricane Katrina mini-series with this scene?
RAY NAGIN: President Bush, I've got to get my chocolate city on those buses right now. I want them looking just like dollops of chocolate syrup on the banana in a banana split. We've got to get those buses, Mr. President.

PRESIDENT BUSH: Ray, buddy, that evildoer Katrina is on the way, God's wrath is about to descend on the Crescent City for all of its sins and I don't want to be moving sinners elsewhere 'case that storm just follows'em right on over to Houston where that godly RWS lives. So, Ray, you leave those 400 school buses right where they are.

RAY NAGIN: But... Mr. President...

PRESIDENT BUSH: No buts, Ray - baby ain't got back. You leave those buses there to flood! (slams down phone)

Hey, dramatic license. "Documdrama." No problem. Keep your short shorts on.

The end result is the same: hundreds of flooded buses and thousands of people stranded.

What's the big deal?

I'm not defending the Democrats: they lie and pander and politicize just as much as the Republicans. I am, however, calling out those godly rightwingers who think they lay claim to the moral high ground while turning a blind eye to such lies.

Posted by Andy at 10:59 AM