Happy Ignoriversary!

August 6th, 2008at 08:19pm Posted by Eli

Yes, it’s that time again: The lucky seventh anniversary of Dubya dismissing the “Bin Laden Determined To Strike In US” PDB with a sneery, “Okay, you’ve covered your ass.”  So it’s either the Copper or Wool Anniversary. Wool somehow seems more appropriate, given the Bush administration’s approach to informing the public.

Would the tragedy of 9/11 have been averted if he had gone to the appropriate red-alert full court press?  Who knows – even if he had, what are the odds that someone competent would have been in charge of it?  But I can pretty much guarantee that completely ignoring the threat – and terrorism in general – just about guaranteed its success.  Which may have been the whole point.

Mercifully, this will be the last anniversary with Dubya as president, so hopefully the next dire PDB will get taken a little more seriously.  And by “seriously,” I do not mean scaremongering to score political points – I mean actual preventive measures.  The only way that scaremongering ever prevents terrorist attacks is by making them unnecessary.

(Graphic by Tengrain)

Entry Filed under: Bush,Terrorism


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