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5/06/2011

The Kind of Credit President Bush Deserves

I am so sick of people on the right telling Americans how much credit President George W. Bush deserves for finally capturing and killing the mastermind of 9/11, Osama bin Laden.  In my opinion, just the mention of his name, in the same sentence as the mention of Osama's death, is way more credit than he's entitled to  Barely six months after the attack, Bush told the American people, during a press conference, he wasn't concerned where Osama was hiding anymore.  However, the fact that the attacks of September 11th 2001 occurred in the first place is even worse. Yes, President Bush had been in office only 8 months when they occurred,  yet he had been warned only one month prior.  If a Democratic President, let's say President Obama, had been in office 8 months prior to the greatest attack on American soil and he had been warned with a briefing entitled "Osama bin Laden determined to attack within the United States"yet they still occurred,  he'd have been arrested and impeached immediately. Let's watch and remind ourselves just how President Bush reacted when told America was under attack on 9/11/2001, before we decide what kind of credit he deserves for the killing of Osama bin Laden, 9 years later under a different, Democratic President.

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