MSNBC’s freakish Rachel Maddow has managed to take the Blame Bush strategy to the last extreme of absurdity by asserting that Putin rushing to fill the power vacuum created by Obama’s fecklessness and moonbattery is actually the fault of the 43rd president:
Ms. Maddow told colleague Andrea Mitchell that Mr. Bush’s entire Middle East policy has led to several overseas conflicts, from the Iraq War to the ongoing Russia-Ukraine dispute.
“The decisions of our generation on national security are determined more than anything by what the George W. Bush administration did with that nine-year war in Iraq and, alongside it, a 13-year war in Afghanistan that’s still going on,” Ms. Maddow said during a discussion about her new documentary, “Why We Did It.”
Oh yeah, and the egg that got all over Obama’s face when he drew a red line for Syria that was ignored, then did nothing about it, completely destroying his credibility among other nations? That was Bush’s fault too. So is Chuck Hagel slashing the size of the military even as Russia and China become ever more bellicose.
“Those are the determinative constraints for our thinking about everything, from Crimea, to Syria, to what the overall size of the U.S. military is,” she said.
It would be difficult to climb out much further on a creaking limb. Rather than pull her back, juvenile communist propagandist Andrea Mitchell egged her on.
Miss Mitchell, meanwhile, agreed that the Bush administration held widespread sway to affect “every other decision we make” including how “foreign leaders and perhaps [Russian President Vladimir] Putin view” Mr. Obama.
The reasoning is simple: if it wasn’t global warming, it must have been Bush.
The challenge now will be to see if even MSNBC can push self-parody any further.
On tips from Paul A and Byron. Cross-posted at Moonbattery.