By- Bob Cesca
In her column for the Wall Street Journal, the insufferably pompous Charles Emerson Winchester of the D.C. punditocracy, Peggy Noonan contributed to a massive hoax which I’ve nicknamed the ‘No Attacks’ Mythology:
This is an argument that’s been around for a while but is newly re-emerging as the final argument for Mr. Bush: the one big thing he had to do after 9/11, the single thing he absolutely had to do, was keep it from happening again. And so far he has.
Now, of course she’s right. “It” hasn’t happened again. Fact: no additional hijacked airplanes have crashed into the World Trade Center towers since September 11. Why? Because those buildings were already attacked and destroyed, killing thousands of Americans after President Bush and his staff repeatedly ignored warnings from a variety of counter-terrorism and national security experts.
We have not been attacked since 9/11. Someone — someones — did something right.
This is all part of a huge lie, and the lie is rapidly becoming reality thanks to various Bush apologists and dead-enders.
Perhaps it’s been reignited in conjunction with the Bush “legacy project” — an effort organized by Karl Rove to somehow fabricate a positive legacy for this awful president. If there remains any justice in this nation, let history show that the only thing this administration was actually good at was fabricating its own version of reality. They’ve failed at everything else and then made up stuff to obfuscate those failures. So here. I’ll be magnanimous and make Rove’s gig really easy by offering a suggestion: the “legacy project” is the Bush legacy. In other words, it’s very likely that President Bush will be remembered for things like, you know, the “legacy project.”