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George Bush and the Politics of Terror

05/25/2011 11:55 am ET
  • Larry C. Johnson Expert in the fields of terrorism, aviation security, crisis and risk management.

As George Bush said, "fool me once, shame on me, fool me--you can't get fooled again". Or, how about the old saying, "if it walks like a duck, talks like a duck, it's a duck". Why the snark? Just watch the Keith Olbermann's brilliant presentation--which shows conclusive, indisputable evidence that George Bush and his minions have used bogus terrorist threats to distract public attention from embarrassing political news--and you too will become a member of the reality based community (thanks to John Amato at Crooks and Liars for posting this up).

Ten. Count em. Ten separate incidents where the Bush Administration issued public warnings of imminent attacks that subsequently turned out to be non-existent or misleading. George Bush is the boy who cried Wolf, Wolf, Wolf, Wolf, Wolf. . . .and no end is in sight.

Olbermann deserves an Emmy and a Pulitzer for this report. He's done a public service. He has blazed a trail the rest of the media, print and electronic, ought to follow. Just as Edward R. Murrow confronted the red-baiter, Senator McCarthy, Olbermann has performed a similar service to America to stand up to the fear mongering of Bush. Please ensure your friends and relatives see this piece.