Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Revisionist History on FOX? I am shocked!

I swear, these people live in a fantasy world.

Fox’s Stacey Dash: No One Would Have Been Beheaded Under Bush

“When George W. Bush was president, the most important thing to him was not to be liked, but to be respected,” she said. “And you better believe no one would have been beheaded when he was president.” 

Oh my Gawd! So no one would have dared to behead any Americans when Dubya was president? Well, let's look at some of the things that people did dare to do while Bush was in office.

1. Nine Fucking Eleven.
Do we really need to go on?

2. Two American contractors were burned, mutilated and hung from a bridge.

3.  Nicholas Berg, an American, was BEHEADED by Iraqi militants, and the video of the beheading was posted online. In 2004. When George W. Bush was President.

4. American journalist Daniel Pearl was BEHEADED by Iraqi militants. In 2002. When George W. Bush was president.

But, yeah. Obviously the rest of the world just respected Bush so much they never would have dared to do those things that they actually did. Oh, and here are a few highlights from Politifact's list of incidents in which other countries showed how much respect they had for America under Dubya:

June 14, 2002: A suicide bombing in front of the U.S. Consulate in Karachi, Pakistan, left 12 dead and 51 injured.
Nov. 9, 2002: The security supervisor for the U.S. embassy in Nepal was shot dead at his house in Kathmandu. Maoist rebels claimed responsibility for the incident.
May 12, 2003: In a series of attacks, suicide bombers blew themselves up in a truck loaded with explosives in a complex that housed staff working for U.S. defense firm Vinnell in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. (The contractors worked out of the U.S. embassy.) At least eight Americans were killed in the incident. Al-Qaida was suspected responsible for the incident. This was one of three attacks, involving at least nine suicide bombers and suspected to have involved 19 perpetrators overall.
July 30, 2004: Two people, including a suicide bomber, were killed and one person was injured as a suicide bomber set off an explosion at the U.S. Embassy in Tashkent, Uzbekistan. The Israeli Embassy and the Uzbekistan Prosecutor General’s Office in Tashkent were also attacked in related incidents.
Oct. 24, 2004: Edward Seitz, the assistant regional security officer at the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad, Iraq, died in a mortar or possible rocket attack at Camp Victory near the Baghdad airport. An American soldier was also injured. He was believed to be the first U.S. diplomat killed following the March 2003 U.S.-led invasion.
Nov 25, 2004: Jim Mollen, the U.S. Embassy’s senior consultant to the Iraqi Ministers of Education and Higher Education, was killed just outside the Green Zone in Baghdad.
Dec. 7, 2004: Gunmen belonging to al-Qaida in the Arabian Penninsula stormed the U.S. Consulate in Jedda, Saudi Arabia, triggering a bloody four-hour siege that left nine dead. One American was slightly injured in the assault.
Jan. 29, 2005: Unknown attackers fired either a rocket or a mortar round at the U.S. Embassy compound in Baghdad. The strike killed two U.S. citizens and left four others injured.

What kind of a fantasy world do you have to live in to think that no one would be getting beheaded in Bush was in office? The same fantasy world in which Putin would never have dared to invade Ukraine if Bush were still around. Sure, he invaded Georgia under Bush, but no way Ukraine!

Shouldn't there be some requirement that these people have some tether to reality?