Wednesday, May 4, 2011

The Bin Laden Spin / Republican Jackass of the Week

Apparently Rupert and the Fox Noise Channel were caught by surprise.  Never expecting Bin Laden to be killed, they didn't have any contingency plans or talking points typed up.

You can tell because they are not focused in pretending this is a bad thing and their attacks on President Obama are scattered.

Keep in mind that if Dubya had captured and killed Bin Laden, Fox would have been celebrating and organizing rallies all over the country. They wouldn't have been able to control themselves. But it wasn't Bush.  It was Obama who got the job done. So this must be presented as bad news...

First, they congratulated President Bush, of all people, for his "part" in the capture of Bin Laden.

Huh?  Only 6 months after 9/11 Bush said he didn't know where Bin Laden was, didn't spend much time on him, and said he's not that concerned about him. The following clip was from March 2002, just six months after 9/11.

Next, they used the capture of Bin Laden as an excuse to support illegal torture all over again, even though torture had nothing to do with the intelligence used in the capture of Bin Laden.

CIA Director Leon Panetta said the US gathered intelligence from a variety of sources, but stopped short of saying anything valuable was gotten through illegal torture.  Donald Rumsfeld, Bush's Secretary of Defense (who would be most apt to defend torture) plainly said critical info was not obtained through torture; Sen. Dianne Feinstein, chair of the Senate Intelligence Committee, said Tuesday that none of the information that led to the killing of terrorist Osama bin Laden came from torture or harsh detention policies practiced under the Bush administration. But the right loves that torture and will do anything to defend it.

But the most bizarre rant came from Andrew Napolitano, the guy with hair growing out of his forehead on the Fox channel. He's trying to make President Obama out to be a dangerous killer!  Wow.  "This business of the President deciding to kill people is very may lead to him killing on a whim. Who's he gonna kill next? Colonel Khadaffi? Fidel Castro?  Me?"

So let me get this straight. After an 8 year failed attempt by the Bush administration to kill Bin Laden, now that President Obama was successful at it, he might just go on an uncontrollable killing rampage!  Look out!  He's after you!

Sounds to me like somebody has jumped on the Crazy Train and is auditioning for that opening once Glen Beck is gone!

Andrew Napolitano, our Republican Jackass of the Week.

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