Our Own Red Tape

11 09 2006

Filed under: Path to 9/11, Terrorism, Jihad, War on Terror

After watching most of ABC’s “Path to 9/11” tonight, I can only summize that, as a free country, we are only hurt by our own red tape. It’s a hard job keeping a daily track on who enters this giant country of ours and what their business here.

But we have a President who is determined to track down as many terrorists as he can, and liberals want to slow him down on technicalities and red tape. We are fighting an enemy that hides among civilians, even the American people and then attacks out of nowhere.

It should not matter if he allows a dog to bark in someone’s face. Or if he holds a cell leader for interrogation. After 9/11, most Americans would have loved to pull fingernails of any captured terrorist, regardless of what country he was in.

My question is: “What has changed since then?” Why are so many people jumping ship and listening to liberals scream about some red tape. Let us say that everything Bush has done has been illegal, which of course, none of it has been. But if so, who cares? Why would people want to impeach a leader who is getting the job done and capturing key leaders?

Why? I’ll tell you. Because liberals are playing the negative game and making people focus on the miscues. But I submit that the positives far outweigh the negatives of these last five years. The economy is doing better than ever (an outstanding achievment itself!), unemployment is low, terrorists are becoming frustrated and caught, and now, on the eve of the five-year anniversary, ABC airs a docu-drama called, The Path to 9/11 and liberals are screaming, “FOUL!” because that doesn’t play into their Blame-Bush hand.

Michelle Malkin, liveblogging the show, writes, “The Berger scene was cut. Still, as HA commenters are noting, it’s all still fairly damning and damningly fair treatment of the Clinton administration.

Betsy Newmark says it’s time to remember Sandy Berger, the Clintonistas, and their Dem enablers:

Think for a moment about the concerted action by Democrats, their lawyers, former White House operatives, Bill Clinton, sympathetic historians, and lefty bloggers to stop this show. Remember that this was the same crowd that was full of praise of for Fahrenheit 9/11 for crystallizing their opposition to George Bush. Accuracy and versimilitude didn’t bother them then. And they weren’t saying a word about 60 Minutes “fake but accurate” story on Bush’s National Guard service.

Now, ask yourself: If this crowd were to control the White House, how many more of these attempts to stifle any criticism of them would we be seeing? Think of how much has been aired during Bush’s tenure, even a movie depicting him being assassinated and more denials of civil liberties gets made without Bush’s White House unleashing its lawyers. But, for this thing, the Democrats go to the mattresses. Are they perhaps modeling for us what their response would be to further criticism if they should gain control of the White House – or even of Congress?

Don’t forget those not-so-veiled threats to ABC’s license. Ponder that chill wind.

Allah at Hot Air has a side by side comparison of the edited vs. unedited versions:


Others: Wizbang

P.S. I said I watched most because I couldn’t help but tune into the Manning Bowl from time to time. Glad to see the former Vol win 🙂




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