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Fox News Host Attacks Obama For Not Giving Bush Credit In Killing of Al-Awlaki

Reported by Ellen - October 1, 2011 -

Surprise! Surprise! Surprise! Fox News host Eric Bolling - you know, the guy who egged on colleague Sandra Smith's "White Hizzy" remarks - isn't just withholding his props for President Obama's latest belt notches in the war on terror, he's annoyed that former President Bush isn't getting more credit. (H/T Mediaite)

In a discussion about the killing of Anwar Al-Awlaki on The Five that day (9/30/11), Bolling said to co-host Dana Perino, formerly of the Bush administration, “Look, the issue I have is that Mr. Obama came out today during a podium appearance and said, ‘Look what we’ve done.’ I’m not so sure he should be taking all the credit for this. You know, Dana, George Bush – your administration – put a lot of the, the infrastructure in place that they’re using to capture and kill these bad guys and all of a sudden there’s a victory lap by the White House.

To their credit none of the other co-hosts picked up on this theme and ran with it.

But that was not the end of the Obama bashing. The show also went on to allege that the reason Al-Awlaki was killed instead of captured was so that Obama wouldn’t have to decide whether or not to use waterboarding as an interrogation tactic and/or whether to try him in military or civilian court.

Later, Bolling used the opportunity to take a swipe at Fox’s second-favorite target, Eric Holder.

Funny how Fox News is always attacking Obama for blaming Bush but they're quick to make him share success in the war on terror - while blaming 9/11 on Bill Clinton.



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