Clinton’s team made the war room famous in 1992 when they managed, against all odds, to win a plurality of the vote in a three way race dominated by the antics of Ross Perot. The shrill tone piercing through the media bubble this week indicates that the dramatic representation of the Clinton administration is more truthful, more detailed, and more complete than any previous account of Bill Clinton, his team, and Osama Bin Laden. By threatening the ABC network, and by dispatching every Clinton acolyte to shriek “foul” to all of the liberal media outlets, the movie is being altered to match the Clintonite, sanitized view of “The Path to 9-11.” This 9-10 mentality dominates most liberal thinking today, and truthful representations of the failures of the Clinton administration would be a virtual earthquake to the democrat party. It might also remind voters that liberals can not be trusted with national security.
It’s too bad that Dick Morris already penned his wonderful book “Rewriting History.” Perhaps Mr. Morris will now write a sequel. Madelaine Albright, Sandy Burgler, and other flunkies from the Clinton years were eerily omnipresent in their odious unison as they sang from that tarnished Clinton songbook of half-truths and detestable lies.
Let us be clear: anything that is blatantly false has no credibility whether it is shown or not. Michael Moore’s ode to fantasy: Fahrenheit 9-11, the upcoming Bush Assassination movie, and countless other tools of propaganda should be the subject of the same standard and scrutiny and outrage as this ABC movie.
Of course ABC blew it! They seemed to have no interest in presenting an accurate documentary/drama that would show the real picture of the Clinton administration’s failures on the topic of National Security and terrorism. On what could have a useful part of the public discourse on the matter, ABC seems to have been more interested in publicity stunts than revealing any truth. The truth in the movie may be now entirely overshadowed by the hysterical ranting of the Clintonites.
John Podhoretz of the New York Post makes the point crystal clear. “The Path to 9/11 gives the impression that, as president, Clinton never took bin Laden’s declaration of war against the United States and the West seriously enough. And that is simply the unvarnished, undeniable truth.”
In this way, the entire controversy misses the point. The obvious failures of the Clinton Administration were manifested on September 11, 2001. Clinton and his failed national security team never took Bin Laden’s declaration of War on the United States seriously enough. Clinton believed in treating episodic terrorist acts with a disconnected law enforcement strategy. Clinton was unable and unwilling to put this war at the top of his agenda.
America has been paying the price for Clinton’s delinquencies ever since. Hopefully when history is recorded, the Clinton legacy will include his irresponsible lack of action, lack of seriousness, and lack of a coordinated strategy to fight this 21st Century War. If Clinton were the intellectual heavy-weight, legendary leader that his minions still embrace, America might not be in peril in the same way that we are today.
Others on this topic: AJ Strata always has it right! Michelle Malkin, Powerline, The Anchoress. Seth at Hard Astarboard is wonderful. You have to see Stuck on Stupid! Stop the ACLU is great!The State of Ohio Blogger Alliance, A great suggestion from the Cosmic Conservative…
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