Republican mythmaking on bin Laden | Arkansas Blog

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Republican mythmaking on bin Laden

Posted By on Tue, May 3, 2011 at 8:10 AM

The Republicans have no shame. That's always been clear. Never moreso than yesterday and today as they try to give George W. Bush the credit for running Osama bin Laden to ground two years after he left office and almost 10 years after Osama masterminded 9/11.

And NO: There's no evidence the case was broken by waterboarding, no matter what the mythmakers might say. But the reality-based world is not where they live.

FROM THE ARCHIVES: David Koon reminds me of when the Taliban offered to turn over bin Laden in 2001, but the Bush administration turned the offer down.

UPDATE: More disputation of the benefits of torture here, including by Republican Lindsey Graham.

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