Thursday, September 17, 2015

At Least He Kept Us Safe

I think that for years people have said this without being laughed out of the room is one of the best bits of lingering evidence of just how nutty that era was. Even without getting into a debate on the somewhat unknowable issue of whether better presidenting could've stopped 9/11, it just, you know, isn't true. George W. Bush was president on 9/11. It was a very bad day. Lots of people died. He did not, in fact, "keep us safe," in the sense that they mean. The best you can say is after 9/11, there wasn't another 9/11. Well okay then. Heckuva job. Does anybody remember anthrax?