… Karl Rove and the repetition of the big lie.
March 14, 2010 OP-ED COLUMNIST
The New Rove-Cheney Assault on Reality
By FRANK RICH, New York Times
THE opening salvo, fired on Fox News during Thanksgiving week, aroused little notice: Dana Perino, the former White House press secretary, declared that “we did not have a terrorist attack on our country during President Bush’s term.” Rudy Giuliani upped the anteon ABC’s “Good Morning America” in January. “We had no domestic attacks under Bush,” he said. “We’ve had one under Obama.” (He apparently meant the Fort Hood shootings.)
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If we are really to keep America safe, it’s essential we remember exactly which American politicians empowered Iran, Al Qaeda and the Taliban from 2001 to 2008, and why. History will be repeated not only if we forget it, but also if we let it be rewritten by those whose ideological zealotry and boneheaded decisions have made America less safe to this day.
Phi Beta Iota: “Same Bird, Two Wings” captures the growing public sentiment nicely. Most Americans–easily more than half, no longer believe the two-party political tyranny or the political appointees or the “go along to get along” senior bureaucrats can be trusted to operate in the public interest. BOTH parties and BOTH Administrations have betrayed the public trust, in BOTH cases with Congressional abdication of its Article 1 responsibilities and Executive abandonment of all pretense of having a coherent national security or national competitiveness strategy, program, and campaign plan.