Frank Rich on who is to blame for a possible future terrorist attack...
5/31/2009 11:20:41 PM - John Hanlon
Several weeks ago, on his program and his blog, Hugh Hewitt brought attention
to a New York Times opinion piece by Maureen Dowd
that seemed to blame Dick Cheney for future terrorist attacks in this country.
Not to be outdone by his colleague at the Times, Frank Rich penned a new opinion piece that was simply entitled "Who is to Blame for the Next Attack?"
Rich bluntly wrote "If there’s another terrorist attack, it will be because the mess the Bush administration ignored in Pakistan and Afghanistan spun beyond anyone’s control well before Americans could throw the bums out."
Even after President Obama has been in office for over 100 days, some of the writers of the New York Times opinion page want to blame Bush and Cheney for possible future terrorist attacks. Neither writer seemed to specify what this window for blaming the former administration would expire in their minds. (Would Bush and Cheney be still responsible if a future attack happened in two years, five years, or a decade?) Even with a new Commander in Chief in the Oval Office, it seems that these writers are still looking to blame the Bush administration for possible attacks in the future.
If we are kept safe from attacks in the future though, I am sure that Dowd and Rich will be open to praising President Obama for keeping us safe...