Tuesday, September 26, 2006

Is Clinton Magical?

Sorry, I didn't want to get sucked in to this conversation -- right wingers think Bill Clinton had an on-air breakdown, Democrats think he returned to save them -- but I was amazed this morning by Secretary Rice responding to his allegations.

Now, as far as I know, The Bush Administration abandoned terrorism as a priority when they took office, busy as they were inventing stories about keyboards. So, when the Secretary of State says "What we did in the eight months was at least as aggressive as what the Clinton administration did in the preceding years," I just pray that somebody ask the follow up question, "What was that?"

This is where the political debate belonged after 9/11, and what should have dominated the terrorism part of the 2002 midterm election cycle. Since then, we should have been evaluating the current administrations skill at execution, but its failure in preparation for attack should have been the question of the hour for many, many hours. And it took five years and an ex-president to bring it up.

Well, we'll see if this catches fire. I can't wait.

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