Letter: Abusing Constitution inexcusablePart of the Bush’s administration attempt to rewrite history in a more favorable light, is to proclaim that they had kept the country safe since 9/11 as witnessed by the absence of any major attacks.
By: Richard W. Johnson, Wacouta, The Republican Eagle
To the Editor:
Part of the Bush’s administration attempt to rewrite history in a more favorable light, is to proclaim that they had kept the country safe since 9/11 as witnessed by the absence of any major attacks.
Left unsaid is that 9/11 occurred on their watch — after coming into office Jan. 20, 2001, deliberately ignoring that they were in office and in control of the National Security Agency for 233 days leading up to 9/11, during which time they ignored urgent appeals from the Clinton administration and their own CIA and Defense Department that there was strong information of an imminent attack on the homeland.
Their negligence and inability to act was mind numbing and could have been a major factor in the attack proceeding unimpaired. The whole story is a lot less flattering than their edited version.
Further, the evidence that the lack of an attack after 9/11 is attributable to them is very subjective and arguably reflects that they were as lucky as they were incompetent.
Regardless, their chronic abuse of the Constitution was inexcusable. That was not solely their Constitution but mine as well as the rest of the country, individually. I did not authorize its trashing nor did my representatives in Congress.
They hijacked it for their own personal use and upon leaving office returned it in a tattered condition. They have a lot to answer for and in the coming months this will grow more and more evident.
My personal conclusion, noting how aggressive Dick Cheney is in trying to defend an indefensible position, is that George Bush has granted immunity to the entire inner circle, a well as himself and Cheney. We will see.
Richard W. Johnson