Thursday, April 29, 2004

More Criticism of Bush's pre-9-11 policies

Bremer Faulted Bush Before Terror Attacks
L. Paul Bremer, the U.S. administrator in Iraq said in a speech six months before the Sept. 11 attacks that the Bush administration was "paying no attention" to terrorism.
"What they will do is stagger along until there's a major incident and then suddenly say, 'Oh my God, shouldn't we be organized to deal with this,'" Bremer said at a McCormick Tribune Foundation conference on terrorism on Feb. 26, 2001.

Bremer spoke at the conference shortly after he chaired the National Commission on Terrorism, a bipartisan body formed by the Clinton administration to examine U.S. counterterrorism policies.

In the interests of equal time, I have decided to let the Great Jonah Goldberg reply to this bit of news:

We shouldn't trust Bremer though, he's just a disgruntled current employee and a partisan hack (he maybe a partisan hack for the GOP, but no matter in the end he is a hack) and let's remember this is the guy that was in charge when Iraq went to hell. L. Paul Bremer is so mendacious that if he gets a job in a future administration, it should be for Secretary of Lies! Can we really afford to listen to a man who's name starts with just an initial? I mean, what does the "L." Bremer stand for? We don't know. It could me "loser", but I prefer to think it means "lying liar". The man is just not credible, he only said those things because of politics and personal ambition. Unlike everyone else in Washington, Bremer is clearly just a self-seeking egomaniac more concerned with his own interest than the interests of the public. Clearly, he is just out for attention, but I think his 15 minutes of fame are just about over. My only regret about all of this is that his wife isn't an employee of the CIA's whose cover we could illegally blow....


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