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.”