A lot has happened in the past week, especially on the news talk shows. The former Vice President, Dick Cheney is at it again, with his standard speech that the Bush Administration actually protected the country during its watch--no new massive attacks are the criteria for success here. He thinks the upcoming investigation by AG Eric Holder is a political witchhunt--and it probably is. Holder, after all, doesn't exactly have clean hands on several issues relating to the GWOT, and would like to be able to do Pontius Pilate if he can and get away with it. Indications are that the Obama White House is not exactly happy with his announcement--but my view is that they see a scapecoat coming if they need one once this mess gets really bogged down in partisanship on the hill.
By the way, Dick Cheney is probably right--the administrations on either side shape up as 'me-toos'. Clinton could not wait to say that he threw the first rock on GWOT after the first Twin Towers (While he was hiding behind a bullet-proof wall no doubt.) and should get credit. The Obama White House is now really stuck doing the same things that the Bush People did, but trying to make it look new and impressive. They hide the bullets even more than the mentor--Clinton, who, at least, never agreed to conversations with the terrorists over bombs.
Down at the bottom line, it seems that Bush's actions out do the Obama mouth in most areas, whether the American Public (Read that the Democratic press) likes it or not.
Then, of course, there is Tom Ridge, the former DHS chief, who is trying to hawk his new book on the early days of DHS. He appeared on the shows this weekend to reassure everyone that he would never have raised the protection level (Which, by the way no one understands or pays attention to anyway, unless you are trying to get into the innumerable Federal buildings) on a political decision before an election--even if the ultimate bad guy-bin Laden had actually put out a tape. It as Ashcroft and Rumsfeld that wanted to do it, not him. Good for you Tom, and I hope you sell a lot of books.
See you soon.