Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Doesn't Anyone Remember Anthrax?

It is weird that conservatives continue to celebrate the fact that "only" 9/11 happened under Bush's watch, as if catastrophic terrorist attacks of that magnitude have been a regular feature of American life.

But of course it wasn't "only" 9/11. We also had the anthrax attacks, which in my somewhat controversial opinion did more to drive the nation temporarily insane than the 9/11 attacks. 9/11 was horrific, but anthrax was 'OMG TERRRORISTS ARE GOING TO CRAWL THROUGH MY TOILET.' Anthrax made it seem like terrorism might become an ongoing feature of life.

And of course we've also had numerous soldiers killed by terrorist acts, as well as civilians, in Iraq. Plus, of course, the hundreds of thousands of Iraqis who died while under our "protection."

Heckuva job, Bushie!