Possibly not the case you might want to make….
James Lileks (yeah, him again) said ( in an old column that’s coming back like bad potato salad):
Oh, sure, Bush is fine on the foreign affairs stuff, and yes, there’s a partial-birth abortion law, and the tax cuts were nice, and come to think of it, Sept. 11 wasn’t followed by blow after blow after blow, for some reason.
Let’s jump into the Wayback Machine and look at this:
1993: World Trade Center bomb terrorises New York
A suspected car bomb has exploded underneath the World Trade Center in New York killing at least five people and injuring scores more.
The bombing has shocked America which had seemed immune from acts of terrorism that have plagued other parts of the world.
An emotional Mario Cuomo, New York’s state governor, told journalists: “We all have that feeling of being violated. No foreign people or force has ever done this to us. Until now we were invulnerable.”
That was on 2/26/93 when Bill Clinton had been on the job for two months. And for the next eight years that Bill Clinton was President we seemed to live without this paralyzing fear of blows against the empire. But nine months after Clinton flipped the keys to the drunken fratboy…kaboom.
They knew a rube when they saw one.
There’s a reason why people refer to the Clinton era as one of “peace & prosperity”. Haven’t seen either one of those guys around in awhile…