Marco Rubio: Don't blame George W. Bush for 9/11Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., attempted to clarify comments he made about former President Bill Clinton during Saturday evening's GOP debate. During the debate he said "The World Trade Center came down because Bill Clinton didn't kill Osama bin Laden when he had the chance to kill him." And on NBC's "Meet the Press" the Florida Senator did not back away from blaming the September 11th terrorist attack on Clinton's inaction.
"If you're going to ascribe blame, don't blame George W. Bush, blame a decision that was made years earlier, not to take out bin Laden when the opportunity presented itself," he said.
Well, duh. Someone finally said it in public.
If Mohamed Atta and his crew were planning and training here in the US for several years prior to the attacks, it stands to reason that they did it on Clinton's watch. Bush had been in office less than 9 months on September 11th. The only people who don't understand that are the willfully ignorant.
I'm not a Rubio fan, but I think in this case, he speaks the truth. Kinda.
The people who are to blame are the people who did it. Mostly.
Someone created the environment that made them want to do it. And to carry through with it.
A lot of things happened that put Americans here, and around the world, in direct danger on Clinton's watch that should have been met with a stronger response. From the first WTC bombing to the USS Cole, and everything in between.
But, hey... It's all lost in the dust bin of history.
And yes, I realize that nothing is ever that simple. Or is it?