"We had no domestic attacks under Bush; we've had one under Obama."Now, if you tell a lie often enough it will be believed, and the Republicans count on it. They are only disturbed by the troublemakers such as accurate memory, recorded history and facts.
-- , January 8, 2010
God Bless Joseph Biden! He has been mocked for his loquaciousness. But he has been right on, dead center on target, often enough. In October of 2007 Joe Biden, in a televised debate he said:
"And the irony is, Rudy Giuliani, probably the most underqualified man since George Bush to seek the presidency, is here talking about any of the people here. Rudy Giuliani... I mean, think about it! Rudy Giuliani. There's only three things he mentions in a sentence -- a noun, a verb, and 9/11. There's nothing else! There's nothing else! And I mean this sincerely. He's genuinely not qualified to be president."Joe was right.
Now, for the troublesome facts. On the 11th of September 2001, four hijacked passenger aeroplanes were used as gigantic bombs. Two hit the Twin Trade Towers in New York City. One hit the Pentagon, military headquarters, the department of war, in Washington D.C. One aeroplane crashed in Pennsylvania, before it reached Washington. Some 3000 people died. No one died in the underwear incident the Republicans are carping about, it is far more similar to the "shoe bomber" incident.
Giuliani was mayor of New York City at the time (September 2001). georgebushjr and cheney occupied the offices of president and vice-president and ignored the threat of al-Qaeda in briefings.
Now, incidentally, I have just read the latest statement of Giuliani. It may turn out to be a hoax. It would be a very well executed one. It will also go to the point that one is very willing to believe the worst about one that he disapproves of. If that is the case, I would have to retract my judgment in particular, but if it stands, then we can all see how Republicans operate, and how they regard truth, and how they try to garner advantage in influencing, even with the greatest and most absurd of lies, the public, which, they assume to be incredibly naïve, gullible and stupid. It is this sort of grand mendacity that feeds my utter contempt for Republicans.
But to think about it, it fits the pattern of a concerted campaign. Earlier the press secretaries for both bushjr and cheney, perino and matalin said similar nonsense. It seems the bushjr usurpation is going down the memory hole. Do you remember Orwell's 1984 and the rewriting of history? I see it as part of the continuing campaign of the Republican party to create a propaganda alternate history of fiction, that their followers will proclaim to drown out the truth.