Poll: Bush Blamed More For Bin Laden's Freedom
Heh, despite the mighty reich-wing wurlitzer's attempt to hang the failure of capturing Bin Laden around Bill Clinton's neck, most people still blame WorstPresidentEver than Clinton for the fact that Bin Laden is roaming around free, as they should:
PRINCETON, NJ -- The recent firestorm over former President Bill Clinton's culpability for the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks was fueled on Tuesday when Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice contrasted President Bush's efforts to pursue al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden with Clinton's efforts. Clinton has strongly denied various suggestions that his administration missed key opportunities to kill bin Laden and left the Bush administration without a comprehensive anti-terrorism strategy. However, Bush -- whom Clinton says did nothing about al-Qaeda for the first eight months of his presidency -- has the bigger image problem with Americans on the issue.
According to a recent Gallup Panel survey, the American public puts the primary blame on Bush rather than Clinton for the fact that bin Laden has not been captured. A majority of Americans say Bush is more to blame (53%), compared with 36% blaming Clinton.
Why should this be an issue anyways? When Clinton tried to get Bin Laden, it was "Wag the Dog" all the time. When Bush was given all the tools and all the support he needed, left and right, he still fucks it up and gives a Medal of Freedom to his fuckup general Tommy Franks. The 36% who still blame Clinton for Bin Laden's freedom are just the conservative base who enable's Bush every step of the way.
Update: From the FAUX Nooze poll:
By a 10-percentage point margin, the poll finds that more Americans blame the Bush administration than the Clinton administration for failing to capture bin Laden (32 percent-22 percent), while quite a few say either that both are to blame (21 percent) or neither is (17 percent).