George W. Bush

So Long, Sucker…

...And take your No Attacks Mythology with you. From President Bush's farewell address:

"There is legitimate debate about many of these decisions, but there can be little debate about the results. America has gone more than seven years without another terrorist attack on our soil."

President Clinton went more than seven years without a second 1993 WTC attack, and he did it without invading and occupying Iraq; he did it without torture; he did it without illegally spying on American citizens and the rest of it.

Is it an accomplishment if every president is able to boast the same thing: no 9/11 style attacks? I was half-expecting President Bush to praise the fact that he went seven years without a leprechaun chopping down the Washington Monument with a fork, or how we went seven years without robots strangling us in our sleep. Good job!

There's one difference, though. Only one president allowed a 9/11 style attack on his watch: President George W. Bush. That's not an accomplishment. It's a catastrophic failure.