No Terrorist attacks while Bush was President

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    Except:

    - Sept 11
    - Anthrax attacks
    - Shoe bomber
    - John Mohammad/ Lee Malvo shootings
    - Abortion clinic bombings
    June 11, 2001: An unsolved bombing at a clinic in Tacoma, Washington destroyed a wall, resulting in US$6000 in damages
    July 4, 2005: A clinic Palm Beach, Florida was the target of an arson. The case remains open
    December 12, 2005: Patricia Hughes and Jeremy Dunahoe threw a Molotov cocktail at a clinic in Shreveport, Louisiana. The device missed the building and no damage was caused. In August 2006, Hughes was sentenced to six years in prison, and Dunahoe to one year. Hughes claimed the bomb was a “memorial lamp” for an abortion she had had there
    September 13, 2006 David McMenemy of Rochester Hills, Michigan crashed his car into the Edgerton Women's Care Center in Davenport, Iowa. He then doused the lobby in gasoline and then started a fire. McMenemy committed these acts in the belief that the center was performing abortions, however Edgerton is not an abortion clinic
    April 25, 2007: A package left at a women's health clinic in Austin, Texas contained an explosive device capable of inflicting serious injury or death. A bomb squad detonated the device after evacuating the building. Paul Ross Evans (who had a criminal record for armed robbery and theft) was found guilty of the crime
    May 9, 2007: An unidentified person deliberately set fire to a Planned Parenthood clinic in Virginia Beach, Virginia
    December 6, 2007: Chad Altman and Sergio Baca were arrested for the arson of Dr. Curtis Boyd's clinic in Albuquerque. Altman’s girlfriend had scheduled an appointment for an abortion at the clinic

    And yet the right wingnuts claim that George Bush kept us safe while Barack Obama is not
     
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    You act like it's news that Giuliani's an idiot...
     
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    In 1997, the Republicans began the "Reagan Legacy Project", which was designed to "create" a Republican hero. Reagan wasn't even that popular among Republicans, now, with a fully created image, his is their Gawd.

    You can see the beginnings of the same thing with Bush. Already, history is being rewritten. Republicans have discovered the "secret" to smothering the truth. Simply repeat the same lies over and over and over again. And then, repeat the same lies even more. Make sure the lie is simple and doesn't change. When ever the dreaded truth pops up, attack it from every direction and don't forget to repeat that lie.

    If there is a problem with the infant "Bush Legacy", it's the depth and breath of the incompetency of his administration. Obama wasn't left with just a problem economy or just a problem war. He was left with TWO wars, a devastated economy, a ruined Justice System, a gutted EPA, an entire metropolitan area in ruins. Worse, Bush attracted the worst of America to the Republican Party. The ignorant, the insane, the lunatic fringe.

    This is what Obama has to work with. Half of America that wants him to fail. Worse, they are actually quite skillful. Jobs for instance, one one hand, they complain that he hasn't come up with jobs, second, they don't want the government to be in the business of making jobs. Every problem is attacked from both ends. For the Confederate Republican Party, he is in a no win situation.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2005/05/22/books/review/22SHESOLL.html?pagewanted=1&_r=1

    Reagan's intellectual rehabilitation can go only so far. It's true that he displays none of the ostentatious anti-intellectualism so prevalent in his party, from Spiro Agnew to George W. Bush. Yet he shows no great passion for ideas, either, beyond their utility. There is no sense of struggle in his writings, no careful weighing of views, no perceptible self-doubt -- none of the typical markers of a searching mind.
     
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    gee where are all those gun-ho MF"S now ,can't stand facts I guess
     
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    Well, in their defence... abortion clinic bombings aren't considered "terrorist attacks" to the right, so they don't count. I'll leave it up to the Bushites to figure out how to counter the rest of that.
     
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    Rachel Maddow eviscerated Giuliani on this tonight. It was elegant. A bonus shocker for me was seeing a clip of Mary Matalin claiming that Bush inherited 9/11.
     
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    Are you really sure you're happy with your board name?
     
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    You have to realize that rightwingers have very strict rules (not to mention a selective memory) when it comes to Bush and terrorism. First of all, in order to qualify as a "terrorist act" the participant must meet the following criteria:

    - conduct his activity after 9/11
    - yell out "Allah Akbar" NOT "Praise the Lord" as he explodes.
    - be a foreigner
    - be successful

    • Foiled attacks that occurred prior to 9/11 count as evidence that Clinton was weak on terror
    • Successful attacks that occurred prior to 9/11 count as evidence that Clinton was unable to keep us safe
    • Foiled attacks that occurred between 9/11 and January 2009 count as evidence that the Bush administration kept us safe.
    • There were NO successful attacks between 9/11 and January 2009
    • Foiled attacks that occurred after January 2009 count as evidence that Obama is weak on terror
    • Successful attacks that occurred after January 2009 count as evidence that Obama is unable to keep us safe

    While it's rather convoluted, once you understand the rules it is all very logical....sort of....
     
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    You gotta admit. When the lunatic right say Bush kept us "safe", it's like a morbid hoot.

    First of all, there are more than 4 thousand Americans dead liberating a country that threw shoes at our president and they made the shoe thrower a national "hero". Iraqi's have said they want American gone, or if not gone, dead. More than 30,000 wounded, many crippled for life.

    And this is "safe"? Is the sacrifice of thousands of Americans for no particular reason how we keep the country "safe"?

    When did the Iraqis decide to hold "American Appreciation Day"? That's right, NEVER!. We didn't make a friend, we created an enemy.

    Then you look at what happened after Katrina. Did they keep us "safe" then? Is New Orleans now "safe"? or only partially rebuilt?

    Then the Bush administration provided thousands of unusable trailers filled with formaldehyde. Was that also "safe"?

    FEMA Knew Of Toxic Gas In Trailers - washingtonpost.com

    A trail of e-mails obtained by investigators shows that the agency's lawyers rejected a proposal for systematic testing of the levels of potentially cancer-causing formaldehyde gas in the trailers, out of concern that the agency would be legally liable for any hazards or health problems. As many as 120,000 families displaced by hurricanes Katrina and Rita lived in the suspect trailers, and hundreds have complained of ill effects.

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    Everything Republicans touched turned to sh*t. Everywhere they turned their attention, someone made money or someone died.
    I can't believe anyone would want them back in office. And they have the NERVE and the GAUL to say they kept the country "safe"? Bush and the Republicans WERE the terrorists. More Americans died because of them than because of al Qaeda. How many lives did they ruin or end while in power?
     
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    Are you implying that Reagan did not singlehandedly cause the collapse of the USSR?
     

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