August 30, 2005
Let's Blame Ronald Reagan!
Bush blames 9/11 on Ronald Reagan (and others). He even blames it on himself: he was the one who decided not to retaliate after the attack on the U.S.S. Cole:
Think Progress: From his address today in San Diego:
They looked at our response after the hostage crisis in Iran, the bombings of the Marine barracks in Lebanon, the first World Trade Center attack, the killing of American soldiers in Somalia, the destruction of two U.S. embassies in Africa, and the attack on the USS Cole. They concluded that free societies lacked the courage and character to defend themselves against a determined enemy. After September the 11th, 2001, we've taught the terrorists a very different lesson: America will not run in defeat and we will not forget our responsibilities...
Posted by DeLong at August 30, 2005 04:11 PM