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White House to Critics: Stop Blaming Us While We Look For a Way To Blame Bush

In Obama, Terrorist on December 31, 2009 at 6:46 am

In the face of criticism of President Obama’s response to the Christmas Day Underpants Bomber, the White House is looking for a way, any means to blame Bush; all while complaining that others are playing the blame game instead of ‘condemning the attackers’.

Of course we condemn the attackers, Mr. President… we’re just wondering why it took you so long to do it.

The White House blog whines:

I think we all agree that there should be honest debate about these issues, but it is telling that Vice President Cheney and others seem to be more focused on criticizing the Administration than condemning the attackers…

Meanwhile, White House blame-shifting is in high gear according to the American Spectator:

White House counsel Robert Bauer… ordered staff to begin researching similar breakdowns — if any — from the Bush Administration. “The idea was that we’d show that the Bush Administration had had far worse missteps than we ever could,” says a staffer in the counsel’s office. “We were told that classified material involving anything related to al Qaeda operating in Yemen or Nigeria was fair game and that we’d declassify it if necessary.”

The Other McCain has more, including links to the AmSpec piece.

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  1. “I think we all agree that there should be honest debate about these issues, but it is telling that Vice President Cheney and others seem to be more focused on criticizing the Administration than condemning the attackers…”

    You got it exactly right – what took the White House so long to get around to condemning the attackers?

    And can’t we condemn the attackers AND condemn the lack of condemnation at the same time? As for blaming Bush – do you really expect anything different at this point? It seems to be one of only 3 or 4 plays they know how to run.

    It boils down to this – your watch, your fail Mr. President. It’s not above your pay grade, and not before your time. Deal.

  2. The BVD-Bomber and the Shoe Bomber
    Same attempted method of attack. Same explosive. Same result. The President (Bush/Obama) during each attempt, was on vaction. Let’s compare the two.

    Obama addressed the attempted attack in 72 hours. It took Bush 6 days after the attempted “shoe bomber” attack in 2001 to make ANY mention of the situation.

    So by Dean’s measure, not only did Obama address the attempt much faster than the previous admin, but the “shoe bomber” was Bush’s watch, and Bush’s fail. Making Cheney’s current criticisms shockingly cynical even for HIM.

    Obviously there are legitimate concerns about failures in the system. What parts you choose to concern yourself with are mind-boggling!

  3. i wuld kike to leve in this huse in my future and make a confrince with MR prsident obama. if discab my self i am boy who live in yemen spcile kharaz refugge my hops and derams to came on day in white house in may future.

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