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Where was outrage during Bush Administration?

By Dave Magyar | May 24, 2013

Oh, the outrage our politicians are expressing over the attack in Benghazi, the Nixonian actions of the IRS's selective screening of certain politically active groups seeking special tax treatment, and the Justice Department's acquisition of Associated Press phone records.

So where is the outrage over the tens of thousands of people who died and continue to die because the Bush administration didn't get it right in Iraq?  And where is the outrage over the tens of thousands of people who died and continue to die because the Bush administration took its eyes off the ball in Afghanistan?  How many U.S. soldiers died after President Bush's grand entrance and declaration of "Mission Accomplished" aboard the USS Abraham Lincoln?  Where was the outcry from the Republican party when all this was going on?

Where was the outrage when members of the Bush administration outed Valerie Plame in retaliation for her husband, Ambassador Wilson's unwillingness to subvert the truth to support the administration's false rational for going to war in Iraq?

Where was the outrage when the Bush administration ramrodded the Patriot Act through congress, allowing the government to secretly gather information about American citizens? Where was the outrage when it was reauthorized by congress during President Obama's administration?

The actions leading to these three incidents are very serious and need to be investigated and addressed.  However, these actions do not seem far from the norm for Washington.  The reactions of our legislators must also be seen for what they are - disingenuous.  They are more interested in scoring points than fixing the problem.

Dave Magyar
Lewes

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