Not only is Obama “the founder of ISIS“, but, according to Rudy Giuliani, who was the Mayor of New York City when the 9/11 attacks took place in 2001, no terrorists had successfully struck the United States until Obama took office in 2008. Here’s the video.
Rudy Giuliani: In 8 years before Pres. Obama "we didn't have any successful radical Islamic terrorist attack" in US https://t.co/K9oYGhJq8l
— ABC News Politics (@ABCPolitics) August 15, 2016
Some are attributing the lapse to Giuliani’s advancing age. I happen to remember, however, that he said roughly the same thing back in 2010, when he announced on Good Morning America, “We had no domestic attacks under Bush.” So this isn’t something new. Giuliani is just reading out of the same far right playbook he’s been reading out of since Obama took office.
Bush, for those of you in the audience who are too young to remember, was our President when the 9/11 attacks took place, killing 3,000-some people in New York City. Bush was literally the guy who, as we’d come to find out later, was handed a classified CIA security briefing titled “Bin Ladin Determined To Strike in US” on Monday, August 6, 2001, just 36 days before the deadly 9/11 attacks. According to the New York Times, Bush, who was vacationing on his ranch in Crawford, Texas at the time he was given the CIA briefing, failed to “react with urgency to the warnings.” And the rest, as they say, is history… Or is it?
History can be rewritten, right?
Bush kept America safe.
We weren’t attacked until Obama made us weak.
Hillary Clinton kills her friends.
Obama founded ISIS.
The list goes on.
Meanwhile, in the real world, it’s just been reported that Trump’s daughter Ivanka is vacationing with Putin’s girlfriend, raising new questions about the candidate’s ties to the Russian dictator.
In less than a decade, we went from “Obama wasn’t born in America” to “Obama is responsible for 9/11.” It’s really amazing what can be accomplished when you just repeat the same thing over and over again. With enough airtime, you can make the truth anything you want it to be.
One wonders what we, the American people, will believe in another few decades, as our public schools continue to be dismantled, and the influence of our pseudo-news networks like Fox grow. I’m sure it’ll work to the advantage of some, but I can’t imagine it’ll be a world worth living in for most of us.