This may be the end of the Blame Bush narrative

From another excellent editorial via RedState, from the London Telegraph.

“In his weekly radio address yesterday, President Barack Obama patted himself on the back for having “refocused the fight – bringing to a responsible end the war in Iraq, which had nothing to do with the 9/11 attacks”.

He then told people to remember that “our adversaries are those who would attack our country, not our fellow Americans”, before decrying “fear and cynicism” and “partisanship and division” – the code phrases for horrid Republicans used during his 2008 election campaign.”

I don’t believe that people are going to stand for this shrugging responsibility any longer. He may choose to continue using the “I inherited” this or that but it’s worn out and won’t fly with Americans any more. Continuing to claim that “we’re just doing what Bush put in place” is no excuse for lack of attention to the numerous markers we had about the Knickerbomber, long before he boarded that Detroit flight.

“For a man who campaigned denouncing the politicisation of national security under President George W Bush, it is worth noting how intensely political Obama’s treatment of what might henceforth be known as Underpantsgate has been.

His White House recognised its political vulnerability more readily than it comprehended the level of danger faced by Americans.”

“In Hawaii, where Obama was holidaying, Gibbs’s deputy Bill Burton told the press that “we are winding down a war in Iraq that took our eye off of the terrorists that attacked us” and that Obama was reviewing “procedures that have been in place the last several years” (i.e. Bush instituted them). He added, without apparent irony, that “the President refuses to play politics with these issues”.”

Keep this up – and I hope they do – because it promises only a one term nightmare for America.


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