How Generous of Disney/ABC to Give Bush an Unbelievable Lead-In For Yet Another Shameless Propaganda Speech on 9/11 Anniversary
At 8PM EST Monday evening, the fifth anniversary of the September 11 attacks, ABC will air part 2 of its intensely controversial docudrama, "The Path to 9/11." At 9PM it will interrupt its airing to switch to the White House Oval Office, where President Bush will give a 20-minute propaganda speech on the global war on terror. How fitting. It's the icing on the partisan cake. What better lead-in for the president to spread his fear-mongering rhetoric than ABC's Bush-stroking, Clinton-bashing fictional tale of the years leading up to the worst tragedy in U.S. history.
The inept leader of the free world--the man who gave up on Osama bin Laden years ago ("I don't know where he is...ya know I just don't spend that much time on him")-- is in the middle of his "Bush: The Terrorism Tour" to remind Americans just how dangerous bin Laden is and how important Iraq is in fighting al Qaeda. And despite the new Senate report which states that the CIA told the Busheviks last Fall that al Qaeda had no presence in Iraq before the war, Bush continues to make the connection in order to justify the invasion and drum up support for the occupation.
For the past several weeks it's been terrorism, terrorism, terrorism non-stop. Bush, Cheney, Rove, Rice and the GOP leadership have been relentless in their quest to frighten Americans into voting for them once again. You can be sure it's going to get even worse as the midterm elections approach. After Bush's failed six years in office, and the GOP's 12 years of corrupt control of Congress, the only thing the Busheviks have left is the terror card. It's their only hope to retain power, and they're playing it aggressively and shamelessly.
As John Tierney brilliant questions in his NY Times op-ed piece Saturday, is the true threat of terrorism as big as the business of terrorism? What we do know is this: George W. Bush is terrorizing Americans more than bin Laden ever has.