During his hour-long special last night with former Navy SEAL Robert O’Neill, who has claimed credit for killing Osama Bin Laden, Sean Hannity twice slyly suggested that it was George W. Bush who led the effort.
Just before a break in the interview with O’Neill, Hannity played a clip of Bush at Ground Zero with a bullhorn, a few days after 9/11. Bush was shown saying, “I can hear you. The rest of the world hears you and the people who knocked these buildings down will hear all of us soon.”
After the crowd in the video cheered, Hannity added, “President Bush made Americans a promise that day and it may have taken a little longer than one had hoped but Osama Bin Laden finally got the justice he deserved.”
Hannity just forgot to mention that it was President Obama who ordered the mission to kill Bin Laden, eight years later. Hannity also forgot to mention that just six months after making that pledge, Bush announced he wasn’t that concerned with getting Bin Laden any more.
From a 2011 Think Progress post – which also happened to note that Hannity accused Obama of “supposedly ‘putting our national security at risk’ by ‘flip-flop[ing]’ on his pledge to go after Osama bin Laden. TP further noted that Hannity was told on his own show by a conservative guest that Bush had lost interest i Bin Laden:
Needless to say, Obama did not relent in going after Bin Laden, and may have even doubled down on his predecessor’s effort. In 2006, conservative Weekly Standard editor Fred Barnes told Hannity’s Fox News that in a recent meeting with Bush, the president had told him “bin Laden doesn’t fit with the administration’s strategy for combating terrorism.” Barnes said Bush told him that capturing bin Laden is “not a top priority use of American resources.”
And just six months after 9/11, Bush suggested in a press conference that Bin Laden was not a top priority for his administration. Asked whether Bush thought capturing Bin Laden was important, Bush scolded those who cared about Bin Laden for not “understand[ing] the scope of the mission” because Bin Laden was just “one person,” whom Bush said, “I really just don’t spend that much time on“:
But after the break, Hannity played the clip of Bush with the bullhorn again. Hannity said, “Now, we all remember that pledge from George W. Bush from a pile of rubble at the World Trade Center just three days after the terror attack and although it took several years, justice was finally served.”
Watch it below.
And don’t forget, Obama is responsible for the poor response to Katrina.
This cafeteria Catholic is a smooth operator who has lied throughout his entire life. His elderly audience has no idea about his true dark side. They fall for his Boy Scout looks instead of looking inside his troubling, dark, haunting soul.
He should have been behind bars for some of the stuff he’s done behind-the-scenes, and he knows it. His friends in high places protects him. If he gets in trouble he knows who to run to.
One day, his world will come crashing down on him. Everything he worked for will vanish into thin air. His high profile friends will distance themselves from him. Merri Jill will dump this clown and find someone ten times better than him. It’s coming soon.