Fox News’ Reaction to Woodward Book: Obama ‘Inviting’ Terrorist Attack (Video)
September 22, 2010
(ChattahBox Political News)—The latest, Fox News fueled right-wing anti-Obama freakout is in response to a reported quote attributed to President Obama in Bob Woodward’s new book, “Obama’s Wars.” The book provides a gossipy behind the scenes look at the Obama administration, describing tension and infighting with his military commanders, during the formation of his Afghanistan exit strategy. The Washington Post penned a lengthy article on Woodward’s book in advance of its release on Monday. And reported on a July interview with the President, wherein he told Woodward that our country and its people endured and became stronger after the terrorist attacks on 9/11.
But according to Fox News and its contributors, because Obama, said “we absorbed” the 9/11 attack and “we are stronger” that translates into President Obama “inviting” another 9/11, according to Fox News’ Gretchen Carlson. And John Bolton, former UN Ambassador under Bush, said his “absorb” comment proves President Obama “doesn’t care about Americans dying.” Apparently this is all part of Obama’s Socialist, Marxist ideology and his “Kenyan, anti-colonial behavior.”
“Woodward’s book portrays Obama and the White House as barraged by warnings about the threat of terrorist attacks on U.S. soil and confronted with the difficulty in preventing them. During an interview with Woodward in July, the president said: “We can absorb a terrorist attack. We’ll do everything we can to prevent it, but even a 9/11, even the biggest attack ever . . . we absorbed it and we are stronger.”‘
The hysterical right-wing reaction to the “We can absorb a terrorist attack,” remark, began on conservative blogs and made its way to Fox & Friends this morning, with John Bolton brought on to advance the smear.
Bolton said, “How can an American president say that as if he’s a detached observer and doesn’t care about Americans dying? He added that the “absorb” comment “proves” Obama is not fit to be president.
Later, Fox News contributor KT McFarland appeared on Megyn Kelly’s program to declare that President Obama is “going to get a lot of people killed.”
And that over-the-top rhetoric is just the tip of the iceberg. The conservative blog Gateway Pundit went even further, asserting that Obama’s “absorb” remarks show that he’s jealous of Bush’s big 9/11 “moment.”
Gateway contributor Warner Todd Huston wrote, Obama is “green with envy that Bush got that big moment” and that Obama wants “a big attack of his own” to “show the world what a great president he could be!” [...]
“Eh, don’t worry, America. If there is another 9/11-like terror attack, The One says that we can “absorb it” and just become “stronger” because of it. It’s as if he wants it to happen, or something!”
And over at Ace of Spades HQ, Ace writes that Obama’s comments mean he’s making light of “mass murder.”
“A little context here. The Obama and the leftist media will attempt to spin this as merely descriptive, and as a tribute to America’s resiliency. After all — we did survive 9/11, didn’t we? (Well, actually, 2996 of us did notsurvive (sic) 9/11, but apart from them, we survived.)” [...]
The conservative blogger went on to reason that “…this is what Obama is getting at, what the left is constantly saying, but which leftist politicians are careful never to say publicly: for the good of relations with the Muslim world we’re just going to have to be mature about mass murder.”
This deranged display of Obamaphobia is beyond the pale.