The Airing of Grievances
Sunday, April 04, 2004
Bush Flip Flop #32
Hey! We actually *are* going to see the remaining 75% of Clinton-era counterterrorism documents that had, up to now, been suppressed. Nice reversal, Mr. Ker- er, Mr. Bush. Do you think they might show that Clinton had actually been doing something to combat terrorism, instead of coming up with stupid defense contractor-driven proposals like missile defense systems? Things like, oh maybe doubling the federal outlay for counterterrorism efforts between 1995 and 2000 or the tripling of the FBI's counterterrorism budget in that same time period? Things like that? Hmm?
In times like these, I often think "WWCD?" or "What Would Clinton Do?". While Clinton certainly had his problems when it came to telling the truth, I would like to think that, if it came to a 9/11 during his presidency, he'd be acting with a bit more urgency in showing his hand. But apparently, 9/11 just doesn't inspire the same zeal for full disclosure and truth that investigations into blowjobs and failed land deals did but a few short years ago. Ah, the good old days, when your government only lied to you about stupid stuff...