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Tale of two Sept. 11 situations

In August 2001, while vacationing at his ranch in Texas, President George W. Bush got an intelligence briefing from the CIA warning that there were signs of intense activity indicating a high probability of an imminent terrorist act. This warning was brushed off. After Sept. 11, 2001, Democrats did not play the blame game, but rather closed ranks with Republicans in the name of national unity. Interestingly, at that time Republicans did try to assign blame to the Clinton administration for not having done enough to go after Al Qaeda.

In July 2012 Republicans in Congress denied the Obama administration the funds it wanted for the State Department for protection of embassies and consulates. After the attacks in Benghazi on Sept. 11, Mitt Romney and the Republican Party engaged in relentless bashing of the Obama administration. Where is the decency?




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