I've decided that since Clinton claims cries of "wag the dog" prevented him from getting Bin Laden that we should call his meltdown on Fox News Sunday the "Wag the Finger" incident. The RNC has posted a response to the claims spewed by Clinton during the interview. It is without a doubt one of the best resources I have found to counter the DNC talking points. You can read the Fact Sheet here.
Michael Scheuer added his two cents worth this AM on CBS this Morning during an interview with Harry Smith. Now no one can claim that Scheuer is a "right-winger" or one of "Bush's neo-cons". You can read the recap of the interview and watch the video clip over at Newsbusters.
But here is the best line courtesy of Scheuer...
"The former president seems to be able to deny facts with impugnity. Bin Laden is alive today because Mr. Clinton, Mr. Sandy Berger, and Mr. Richard Clarke refused to kill him,"
One thing that has really bothered me about the whole Richard Clarke taking charge on 9/11 claim involves another book written about the war in Afghanistan. Bob Woodward, hardly a right winger, wrote the book "Bush at War". The book opens on the morning of September 11, 2001 and has detailed accounts/reports of events going on throughout that tumultuous day. It was one of the first books I read when my interest in politics and the war on terror hit a crescendo. I thumbed through the index to see what Woodward wrote about Richard Clarke - so I could compare and contrast the two viewpoints. But - there are no references to Richard Clarke in the index to Bush at War. Now how could someone that was right in the middle of things, as Clarke claims, be completely left out of Woodward's book. Maybe it was a personal issue but I doubt it. Anything that would make President Bush and his administration look bad would certainly be covered in Woodward's book. Anyway... just something to chew on the next time Clarke is held out as the "grand poobah of all things terrorist".