A Timeline of Bush’s Exploitation of Terror: 2002 – 2008

While the 2008 elections look to be signaling at least some change from the one of the worst administrations in the history of the United States, it’s probably worthwhile to reflect on the damage that has been done.  I’m definitely not one to “forgive and forget” when it comes to the seemingly endless stream of disasters caused by Bush and his cronies.  To help put thigs in perspective, The Huffington Post reports in Olbermann Timeline- How The Bush Administration Exploited Terror Threats For Political Gain, 2002-2008  From the article:

In case you missed it, on Thursday night’s “Countdown” Keith Olbermann presented an impressively detailed timeline he called “The Nexus of Politics and Terror,” in which he chronicled the Bush administration’s exploitation of terror threats for political gain. Olbermann’s exhaustive account weaves from each revelation of an intelligence failure or a Democratic political victory to an almost immediate orange alert or “new threat” from al Qaeda.

The clip is 17 minutes long and entirely worth it, and its conclusion — “what we were told about terror, and not told, for security reasons, has overlapped considerably with what we were told about terror, and not told, for political reasons” — is a dutiful summary of the past six years.

You can view the entire video on the site.

One of the interesting (and perhaps eery) aspects of this is that’s a whole different kind of “Reign of Terror” – the manipulation of the American people based on fear.  It’s just disappointing to me that so many otherwise well-educated people could have been so easily misled.


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