Wednesday, September 16, 2015

The One Thing Jeb! Knows

"You know what?  As it relates to my brother, there is one thing I know for sure, he kept us safe."  So said Jeb! in response to a quip from Donald Trump about his brother's disastrous administration at the GOP debate.  The audience at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library, predictably, applauded. 

In another mind-numbing experience in which none of the demonstrably false and often bat shit crazy responses by the candidates remained unchallenged (and were often met with cheers), Jeb!'s retort stood out as one of the more remarkably outrageous statements.

His brother kept us safe? Maybe he means his brother Neil.  Because everyone except the foil helmet crowd that comprises the Fox News demographic knows about George W.'s safety record.  He didn't keep safe the nearly 3000 people who perished in the terrorist attacks of 9/11/01, having, among countless failures, blown off classified briefings from U.S. intelligence agencies, including the one a few weeks before the attack entitled "“Bin Laden Determined to Strike in U.S.”  And he didn't keep the nearly 4500 U.S. service members safe who were killed in Iraq, when he launched a war to topple a dictator who had nothing to do with 9/11.  (I suppose we could talk about Katrina too, and all of the people of New Orleans who were not kept safe, but in fairness, Jeb! appeared to be referring to terrorism.) 

If this is the one thing Jeb! knows for sure then he really knows nothing at all.


Bill Newton said...

You actually watched that "debate?"

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