I like it. I like it a lot.

Offense. Sometimes defined as “the best defense.” The democrats have spent way too much time “explaining” the “nuances” of their positions.

Well. Not so much this week. The Big Dog (who I like a LOT more as an ex-president than I did as a president, but that’s between you and me, ok?) got in there and threw some punches the other day. Now who’s explaining?

Oh, exactly the same folks who OWE us an explanation:

“What we did in the eight months [between Bush’s inauguration and 9/11] was at least as aggressive as what the Clinton administration did in the preceding years,” Rice told the New York Post in comments published Tuesday.

“The notion that somehow for eight months the Bush administration sat there and didn’t do that is just flatly false.”

Rice’s remarks followed Clinton’s TV interview on “Fox News Sunday” in which the ex-president defended his efforts to track down and kill al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden. Clinton lashed out against “the right-wingers who are attacking me now,” saying the same people had accused him of being “obsessed” with bin Laden.

What was it JC Watts said?

2 Comments

  1. hb

    Is that right, Condi? Remember that list of priorities that Ashcroft issued before 9/11? The one that didn’t even include counterterrorism at all?

    And as for her claim that they weren’t given “a comprehensive strategy to fight al Qaeda,” I think Richard Clarke might disagree per this pdf.

    If you’ll recall, for those first 8 months the Bush administration was much more focused on the condition of the office furniture that they inherited. It wasn’t until June 11, 2002 that the GAO issued their final report on that newsworthy issue of early 2001.

    I wasn’t a big fan of all of Clinton’s policies either; much too centrist for me. But hearing him speak extemporaneously is a clear indication of his intelligence. Needless to say, when juxtaposed with our current President, the difference is most striking.

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