Jesse says Bush either knew about it or had a hand in it themselves
The incident: On September 11, 2001, four airplanes were hijacked on American soil and crashed into the Twin Towers, the Pentagon, and a field in Pennsylvania.
The official word: The 19 hijackers were all fanatic Muslim terrorists linked to al-Qaeda and its ringleader, Osama bin Laden.
My take: Our government engaged in a massive cover-up of what really happened, including its own ties to the hijackers. Unanswered questions remain about how the towers were brought down, and whether a plane really struck the Pentagon. The Bush Administration either knew about the plan and allowed it to proceed, or they had a hand in it themselves.
George Will and Matthew Dowd: Bush's Legacy Will Forever Be Tied to 'Disaster' in Iraq
Posted: 28 Apr 2013 06:00 PM PDT
Will and Dowd: Bush's Legacy Will Forever Be Tied to 'Disaster' in Iraq
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This past week, to celebrate the opening of the George W. Bush Liberry for Presidentin' on the SMU campus, Republican partisans have been trying to rehabilitate the presidency of the worst president in modern times. Well, at least two conservatives -- George Will and Matthew Dowd -- weren't buying any of it one bit on "This Week."
WILL: Well the American people want to think well of presidents and ex-presidents. The problem with the Bush legacy is the tensions within it. Arguably his greatest decision was the surge. But the surge was to correct for the disastrous implementation of the invasion of Iraq which itself never should have happened, we now know.
Second, his greatest legacy are two superb Supreme Court candidates, nominees, now justices. On the other hand, one of them came after a disastrous suggestion, Harriet Miers.
In Afghanistan you had an invasion he had to take, but you had terrible mission creep afterwards and we got into the business of nation building. The prescription drug entitlement, the first major entitlement he ever passed without a dedicated funding source, aggravated the coming crisis of the welfare state.
And his favorite piece of legislation, "No Child Left Behind" offended every conservative instinct by nationalizing, further nationalizing a quintessential state and local responsibility.
STEPHANOPOULOS: Matthew Dowd you worked for the president for several years. Broke over the Iraq War.
DOWD: Well yeah and I was there for the first five years of the administration, as you say, broke over the Iraq War. I think it was a great moment. These are always great moments that happen, the five living presidents there. They pay respects regardless of party. The libraries and presidential institut
Actually I find Jesse very entertaining, however his past career has caused him to take too many whacks to the head. His judgement is often impaired, just ask his constituents when he was governor. I believe that is were the term whacko was applied..