You know, it really drives me crazy when the right wing just keeps denying, denying, denying as if our lying eyes deceived us.
9-11-2001 happened. It happened while George W. Bush was President of the United States. There is plentiful evidence that the warning signs were there, and that Bush should have seen them in front of him. I know that my relative had just retired from the State Department at the end of Clinton's tenure, but while he was in D.C., he wrote reports with general warnings about the likes of Osama bin Laden and Al Qaeda.
Bush ignored all of those reports for whatever reason. I chalk it up to a combination of arrogance and incompetence.
But that doesn't stop Fox News and their idiot jester Brian Kilmeade from trying to pin it on...Bill Clinton. Because why not? They simply cannot imagine their guy being the one who let the World Trade Center collapse because he couldn't be bothered to take intelligence reports seriously.
And in Kilmeade's tiny little mind, it all comes back to immigration.
BRIAN KILMEADE: In reality though, you have to think about 2001. When we walked in to -- when the president walked into his four years in office, Al Gore and George Bush weren't even debating Al Qaeda, even though Bin Laden declared war on us in 1996. And most of those hijackers overstayed their visas, so unless he came in and the first thing that President Trump would have done is said, 'I need the CIA to talk to the FBI.'
ELISABETH HASSELBECK: Immediately.
KILMEADE: 'I need you to mix and match and merge lists, and find out if there's anybody here who have overstayed their visas.' That was not the talk of the country because we were on the air at that time and in 1996, he declared war on us. You might be madder, Donald Trump -- and we're going to ask him in an hour -- at Bill Clinton for not taking a legitimate shot at somebody who declared war on us in the '90s.
Whatever will they do when President Trump has us at war with everybody?