Morning Joe on MSNBC had an interesting segment yesterday that overflowed into The Ed Show in the afternoon.
Lawrence O'Donnell was fed up with the Cheney lies a Bush II speech writer, Marc Thiessen, was fostering on the public during the segment, and said so. Thiessen has released a book that says President Obama is inviting terrorist attacks on the U.S. by stopping CIA torture programs.
The fact is that it was the Bush II policy up to and after 9/11 which increased and enhanced al Qaeda recruiting, and even enhanced terrorism around the globe.
A book by Richard A. Clarke, Against All Enemies, tells the story of the Bush II regime's utter and wide spread unawareness of the terrorist threat that was looming according to U.S. intelligence.
He tried repeatedly to tell them something was coming, but they would not listen.
Wolfowitz felt that there could be no attack against the U.S. without a state sponsor, and the rest of the regime was soft on terrorism as well.
Eventually Clarke resigned because the bushies were clueless, and were ruining the reputation of the U.S. in the world.
For the Bush II propagandist Thiessen to release his book claiming the Obama Administration is not as alert as the bushies were is the ultimate falsehood and hypocrisy.
Their torture of citizens from allies and foes set us back a generation in terms of our reputation and standing in the world.