This morning Rudy Giuliani, who sold himself for eight years as the Saint of 9/11, said on two separate morning shows that no terrorist attacks occurred during the Bush years.
First he said it on Morning Schmoe
until Mike Brzezinski reminded him about 9/11, then he said it on Good Morning America:
And that hack cable news whore Stephanopoulos said nothing. He didn't confront him, he didn't do anything. He has since acknowledged his "mistake" on his blog
, but the damage is done, because the "low-information voters" who are susceptible to short memories are the ones watching the morning shows while they make the kids' lunches. They are not going to read a retraction on Stephanopoulos' blog.
But this is now a pattern with ex-Bushies. The tally is now Dana Perino, Mary Matalin, and Rudy Giuliani, ALL claiming that there were no terrorist attacks under the Bush Administration. Even when they clarify later on that they mean "...after 9.11", that isn't true either. We had the anthrax attacks, the shoe bomber, the DC snipers, the guy who plowed into a group of students in Chapel Hill in the name of Mohammed Atta....and that's just what I can think of. And the reality is that if the Bushistas were so successful in their so-called "war on terror", why are we still in this mess?
The Republicans are doing no less than attempting to rewrite history. They know how inattentive Americans are. They know what short memories Americans have. Republicans have always known how to play to American stupidity and willful ignorance. While the Democrats have always taken the high road and claimed that "Americans are too smart to believe....." -- Republicans know that they will believe anything if it's claimed often enough. That's how we had the Swift Boat Liars turning George Bush into a war hero and John Kerry into a chickenshit traitor. That's how we have a majority of Republicans buying into the birther nonsense. It may be cynicism, but Republicans understand this about a population that's easily distracted by reality television and their own dwindling prospects. And in four years, a majority of Americans really WILL believe that 9/11 happened on either Bill Clinton's or Barack Obama's watch. Just wait.
UPDATE: More at Scholars and Rogues
, including a list of terrorist attacks that took place on US soil between September 11, 2001, and the day George W. Bush left office.
Labels: American Idiots, hopelessness, Republican lies, Rudy Giuliani