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NBC Blames Bush for Al Qaeda Takeover of Fallujah in 2014
FrontPage Mag ^ | 01/08/2014 | Daniel Greenfield

Posted on 01/08/2014 7:57:13 AM PST by SeekAndFind

Apparently we’re on George W. Bush’s fourth term. And here I’ve been making a fool of myself criticizing some Illinois senator for messing up the country. If only NBC News had told me this piece of breaking news sooner.

Introducing a report on Monday’s NBC Nightly News about Al-Qaeda forces seizing control of the Iraqi city of Fallujah, anchor Brian Williams went out of his way to blame the President George W. Bush for the deteriorating security situation: “U.S. fighting forces are gone from Iraq. But as so many predicted when President Bush chose to go to war there after 9/11, the fighting has started up again.”

Wait.

They predicted in 2002 that the United States would withdraw and that over a decade later, Al Qaeda in Iraq would take over Fallujah? That is some impressive crystal ball work.

But let’s be fair here, Brian Williams is a worse anchorman than most of the cast of Anchorman. He’s a walking cartoon who probably couldn’t find the entire continent on a map without a teleprompter.

The odds are good that Brian Williams had just snorted so much cocaine before the show that he was under the impression that it was still 2006. For all we know he thinks it’s been 2006 for the last 8 years.

But it’s also a firm tenet of the left that George W. Bush is to blame for everything. Especially if it involves Iraq or racism or NBC’s falling ratings.


TOPICS: Egypt; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; Syria; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: alqaeda; benghazi; brianwilliams; bush; bushsfault; egypt; fallujah; iran; iraq; libya; memebuilding; nbcnews; partisanmediashill; partisanmediashills; postwariraq; ramadi; syria; waronterror
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1 posted on 01/08/2014 7:57:13 AM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

Wow!!! This is absolutely breathtaking! Does anyone even think NBC has one shred of credibility left?


2 posted on 01/08/2014 7:59:51 AM PST by MNGal
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To: SeekAndFind
I remember we gave the women and children (and probably some men) the option to get out.

We should have flattened the place.

3 posted on 01/08/2014 8:00:05 AM PST by Aliska
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To: SeekAndFind

Of whom do they speak? There is only the Great Obama, I know not this Bush.


4 posted on 01/08/2014 8:01:59 AM PST by madison10
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To: SeekAndFind

Amazing that five years in, we still are supposed to blame Bush for things.

Remember when Obama said he would clean up all these messes left over from Bush? How Republicans had to ride in the back of the bus? How they drove the bus into a ditch and he and good Democrats would get the bus out of the ditch??? Etc.


5 posted on 01/08/2014 8:02:09 AM PST by Dilbert San Diego
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To: SeekAndFind

If, only, Thomas Jefferson hadn’t penned “When in the course of human events...”, George W. Bush could not have invaded Iraq.


6 posted on 01/08/2014 8:03:06 AM PST by depressed in 06 (America conceived in liberty, dies in slavery.)
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To: SeekAndFind

But it’s also a firm tenet of the left that George W. Bush is to blame for everything.

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I’m surprised the Left hasn’t blamed him for the recent polar vortex, yet.


7 posted on 01/08/2014 8:03:37 AM PST by Starboard
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To: madison10
Of whom do they speak? There is only the Great Obama, I know not this Bush.

ha!

8 posted on 01/08/2014 8:05:43 AM PST by latina4dubya (when i have money i buy books... if i have anything left, i buy 6-inch heels and a bottle of wine...)
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To: SeekAndFind

Like someone on FR said before . . .
‘These liberals spent 8 years hating Bush and the last 5 years blaming him for everything...’
Pathetic !


9 posted on 01/08/2014 8:07:36 AM PST by ▀udda▀udd (>> F U B O << "What the hell kind of country is this if I can only hate a man if he's white?")
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To: SeekAndFind

They know Bush won’t defend himself or his administration. It’s a win win for the Obama’s and their acolytes like George and Laura


10 posted on 01/08/2014 8:07:39 AM PST by atc23 (The Confederacy was the single greatest conservative resistance to federal authority ever.)
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To: SeekAndFind

The radical left continues to never take any responsibility for any of their lies and crimes against America...and the list is gigantic. Rather than being able to stand up and take credit for positive things they have done FOR America (NONE) they must blame a Republican for the things they have done TO America.

Right out of the DemocRat Marxist playbook.


11 posted on 01/08/2014 8:07:45 AM PST by EagleUSA
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To: SeekAndFind
ABCNNBCBS MEDIOTS = OBAMAGANDA 24/7/365 WITH 0 REAL NEWS!
12 posted on 01/08/2014 8:09:32 AM PST by Grampa Dave ( Obamacare is a Trinity of Lies! Obamaganda is failing 24/7/365! Obamaganda will fail 24/7/365!)
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To: SeekAndFind
Bush blundered when he destabilized that area by removing Saddam Hussein. So ultimately Fallujah is Bush's fault.

The conservative cause cannot prosper if we continue to try to defend Bush's big mistake.

13 posted on 01/08/2014 8:13:53 AM PST by Colonel Kangaroo
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To: SeekAndFind

Williams: Twisted face and twisted mind...


14 posted on 01/08/2014 8:13:58 AM PST by Eric in the Ozarks ("Say Not the Struggle Naught Availeth.")
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To: SeekAndFind
RE :”Introducing a report on Monday’s NBC Nightly News about Al-Qaeda forces seizing control of the Iraqi city of Fallujah, anchor Brian Williams went out of his way to blame the President George W. Bush for the deteriorating security situation: “U.S. fighting forces are gone from Iraq. But as so many predicted when President Bush chose to go to war there after 9/11, the fighting has started up again”

I don't recall that.

Should have said ‘.. after President Bush chose to go to war Iraq broke out into civil war and many predicted that the fighting would start up again if we ever try to bring our troops home’

15 posted on 01/08/2014 8:15:14 AM PST by sickoflibs (Obama : 'If you like your Doctor you can keep him, PERIOD! Don't believe the GOPs warnings')
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To: Colonel Kangaroo
As I recall Bush did get congressional approval to remove Saddam from the Democratic congress?
16 posted on 01/08/2014 8:19:41 AM PST by angcat
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To: SeekAndFind
Millions still need to read Andrew C. McCarthy's book, SPRING FEVER, THE ILLUSION OF ISLAMIC DEMOCRACY.

McCarthy documents how that our military, used as a puppet of our State Department, held Iraq over for the Sharia misfits. And the same is happening in Afghanistan.

The current constitutions of iraq and Afghanistan were crafted by our own State Department, and carefully, dutifully, enshrine Islam as the state religion and SHARIA as the foundation of all law-making.

Our own military, therefore, though our soldiers believe they are protecting our freedoms, and God bless them for it, are, in reality, being used as instruments to more deeply entrench extreme Islam and SHARIA, and thus re-build a haven from which our enemies can attack us in perpetuity.

17 posted on 01/08/2014 8:20:04 AM PST by John Leland 1789
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To: Colonel Kangaroo

Agreed...to a point. The invasion wasn’t worng but it was done wrong.

It was a six month job tops. Kill Hussein and all his fmaily memebers/henchmen. Install your own strong man, tell him he’s next if he doesn’t run the country right, leave a small, but potent “emergency use only security force” to help him and leave.


18 posted on 01/08/2014 8:23:14 AM PST by Reagan▄berAlles
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To: angcat

And the Democrats in Congress who approved that mistake also need to be held responsible.


19 posted on 01/08/2014 8:24:52 AM PST by Colonel Kangaroo
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To: Colonel Kangaroo
The conservative cause cannot prosper if we continue to try to defend Bush's big mistake.

True that. But there's even more. Paraphrasing Santayana: Those who cannot learn from history are doomed to repeat it.

Iraq was Vietnam 2. Bush owns Iraq just as LBJ owned Vietnam. If we cannot be honest about that, I suppose there will be a Vietnam 3 in our future.

20 posted on 01/08/2014 8:25:47 AM PST by Leaning Right (Why am I holding this lantern? I am looking for the next Reagan.)
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To: SeekAndFind

I blame Bush too — and the neocon cabal that pushed him to it — for stirring up that islamist hornet’s nest. What a miserable steaming pile of crap that presidency turned out to be.

Anyone could see that islamic fundamentalism and large-scale anti-Christian persecution were bound to be the result of that stupid, fraudulent, unnecessary war. And I’m no leftist.


21 posted on 01/08/2014 8:26:28 AM PST by Romulus
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To: SeekAndFind
The odds are good that Brian Williams had just snorted so much cocaine before the show that he was under the impression that it was still 2006.

I like reading Greenfield a lot but unless he's got video or some really good corroborating witnesses that's a personnal attack worthy of an MSNBC host. I expect better from the Sultan.

22 posted on 01/08/2014 8:27:20 AM PST by Pan_Yan (Who told you that you were naked? Genesis 3:11)
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To: Colonel Kangaroo
Bush blundered when he destabilized that area by removing Saddam Hussein. So ultimately Fallujah is Bush's fault.

That's a bit short in truth, sort of like suggesting it was our fault the Isamists hate us and we deserved 9/11.

That was a big decision to invade Iraq, but the decision of the democrats to start opposing and blaming Bush a year or so after the invasion was what killed any hope of seeing a non Islamist democratic state rise up in the Middle East. Their traitorous actions brought us to a stalemate when we might have actually won. It also forgets that the current administration has consistently encouraged and helped the very people we fought. It was Viet Nam all over again for the dems, the party of traitors.

This nonsense from NBC is simply typical of the idiocy our media has forged in the past decade.

23 posted on 01/08/2014 8:28:04 AM PST by Lakeshark (Mr Reid, tear down this law!)
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To: Colonel Kangaroo

“Bush blundered when he destabilized that area by removing Saddam Hussein. So ultimately Fallujah is Bush’s fault.

The conservative cause cannot prosper if we continue to try to defend Bush’s big mistake.”

Saddam Hussein kept Iraq “stable” by committing genocide and imprisoning, torturing and executing his enemies.

I guess that’s OK with you?


24 posted on 01/08/2014 8:31:10 AM PST by saleman
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To: SeekAndFind
“U.S. fighting forces are gone from Iraq. But as so many predicted when President Bush Obama chose to go to war high tail out of there after 9/11 promising his liberal base full surrender, the fighting has started up again.”
25 posted on 01/08/2014 8:31:48 AM PST by nhwingut (This tagline is for lease)
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To: Aliska

Still time for a MOAB or two.

Let’s flatten Kabul while we’re at it.


26 posted on 01/08/2014 8:34:23 AM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Obama and all of his lackeys assured us Al Qaeda was decimated, not sure how the “blame Bush” can work for this one...


27 posted on 01/08/2014 8:36:07 AM PST by Tammy8
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To: saleman

The world is a sad place. But if the US took it upon itself to remove every evil leader, we would soon be ruined. As John Quincy Adams said, America should not go abroad in search of monsters to destroy.


28 posted on 01/08/2014 8:37:05 AM PST by Colonel Kangaroo
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To: MNGal

Does anyone even think NBC has one shred of credibility left?


Yes, it has plenty of credibility with the Obamasheep.


29 posted on 01/08/2014 8:37:53 AM PST by laplata (Liberals don't get it .... their minds are diseased.)
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To: SeekAndFind

.... Someone needs to make a complete and exhaustive list of events that this administration has accused the Bush administration for and publish the results. It is my belief that the Obama Administration has broken both the Olympic and intergalactic record for the Administration Blaming competition.


30 posted on 01/08/2014 8:43:08 AM PST by R_Kangel ( "A Nation of Sheep ..... Will Beget ..... a Nation Ruled by Wolves.")
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To: SeekAndFind

Why would we assume he needs drugs to be vacuous and lost in time?


31 posted on 01/08/2014 8:45:56 AM PST by steve8714 (New tag line under construction)
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To: Leaning Right

I’m afraid that if we win in ‘16 without learning the lesson of history, we’ll get a return of the Bush band of incompetents who will permanently destroy the prospects of a conservative movement if not the whole nation.


32 posted on 01/08/2014 8:47:37 AM PST by Colonel Kangaroo
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To: SeekAndFind

I’m glad you told me what Brian William’s said since I don’t watch NBC News.


33 posted on 01/08/2014 8:49:52 AM PST by armydawg505
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To: SeekAndFind

Next thing you know,

the failure of Obamacare (2014 till Kingdom Come) is all Buuuuush’s fault, too.


34 posted on 01/08/2014 8:59:03 AM PST by Sir Napsalot (Pravda + Useful Idiots = CCCP; JournOList + Useful Idiots = DopeyChangey!)
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To: SeekAndFind

NBC news.....paid Democrat liars.


35 posted on 01/08/2014 9:02:06 AM PST by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: SeekAndFind
NBC Blames Bush for Al Qaeda Takeover of Fallujah in 2014

So do I.

36 posted on 01/08/2014 9:04:53 AM PST by Jim Noble (When strong, avoid them. Attack their weaknesses. Emerge to their surprise.)
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To: Sir Napsalot

37 posted on 01/08/2014 9:06:45 AM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind
You cannot win against Islam until Islam fears you. No one fears wimp Obama who transformed America into a shallow threat.

Remember how Iran released the hostages just as Reagan was taking the oath of office - that was respect of American strength and fear we would use our power.

Compare that to now....

38 posted on 01/08/2014 9:12:35 AM PST by Rapscallion (Had enough? Let me know.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Impeachment File for “B. Hussein Obama,” aka Barry Soetoro, a documented legal citizen of the Sovereign Nation of Indonesia.


39 posted on 01/08/2014 9:41:38 AM PST by Graewoulf (Democrats' Obamacare Socialist Health Insur. Tax violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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To: saleman

What Hussein did to his own people wasn’t the primary issue, and although it sucked, it was not really our business, just like it’s currently not our business in Syria.

The primary reason we went into Iraq again was that Hussein was and would continue to be a destabilizing influence in the area. Unfinished business that should have been dealt with back in ‘91-92. However, considering Iran, there has always been a problem of what would happen when the newly created power vacuum arrived. We knew we would have to be in it for the long haul to make Iraq work, but after Hussein was deposed, we lost our way and now we get the result that the left always longed for.


40 posted on 01/08/2014 10:15:50 AM PST by Pox (Good Night. I expect more respect tomorrow.)
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To: angcat

Obtained with the aid of back room arm-twisting, shameless scaremongering, and fraudulent intelligence. I have nothing but contempt for both parties.


41 posted on 01/08/2014 10:38:09 AM PST by Romulus
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To: Romulus

I agree!


42 posted on 01/08/2014 10:43:00 AM PST by angcat
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To: R_Kangel

One might call it UNPRECEDENTED from the UNPRESIDENTED


43 posted on 01/08/2014 10:46:49 AM PST by gnickgnack2 (QUESTION obama's AUTHORITY)
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To: Colonel Kangaroo
I'm actually torn on what our foreign policy should be. Isolationist sure sounds good to me. OTOH, Al Qaeda is definitely weaker and we probably should hit them before they hit us. Genocide? We should just let it happen? And then there is the influence we buy, or try to buy, with our tax dollars. Plus, gotta keep the oil flowing.....

Foreign policy is easy to criticize but much harder to actually implement and a lot of things are just out of our control.

I wonder what would have been different in the Middle East if we never invaded Iraq? Or Afghanistan for that matter.

44 posted on 01/08/2014 10:50:33 AM PST by saleman
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To: saleman
Saddam Hussein kept Iraq “stable” by committing genocide and imprisoning, torturing and executing his enemies.

Par for the course in that part of the world.

45 posted on 01/08/2014 10:51:04 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: SeekAndFind
"NBC Blames Bush for Al Qaeda Takeover of Fallujah in 2014"


46 posted on 01/08/2014 10:56:33 AM PST by Mad Dawgg (If you're going to deny my 1st Amendment rights then I must proceed to the 2nd one...)
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To: MNGal

Wow!!! This is absolutely breathtaking!

Does anyone even think anyone at NBC has one brain cell left?


47 posted on 01/08/2014 11:03:02 AM PST by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: SeekAndFind

Islam is a religion of peace, the world is covered with ice due to global warming, a fuzzy brained Bush in Texas is responsible for the failures of a fuzzy wuzzy from the bush in Kenya, and “of the people, by the people and for the people” is the Great Satan.

Did I miss anything?


48 posted on 01/08/2014 11:09:15 AM PST by Anton.Rutter
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To: Tammy8

Hence their need to invent “Core Al Qaeda” ......

If it weren’t so pathetic (and dangerous), I can laugh at the puny attempt.


49 posted on 01/08/2014 12:20:28 PM PST by Sir Napsalot (Pravda + Useful Idiots = CCCP; JournOList + Useful Idiots = DopeyChangey!)
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To: SeekAndFind

You can’t make this crap up!!!!


50 posted on 01/08/2014 12:21:23 PM PST by ThomasMore (Islam is the Whore of Babylon!)
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