9/11 vs. Libya

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Will Saletan looks at four deaths in Libya versus nearly 3,000 on 9/11, using this common analysis:

"The president was warned of an impending threat of terrorism. He failed to act. The attack came, Americans died, and now the administration is covering up the truth:"

This is a reversal of right-wing attitudes a decade ago, when "the Republican Party line was that anyone who accused the president of neglect or deceit was unpatriotic:"

Maybe, if Obama and his underlings had heeded the danger signs, those four Americans would be alive today. But it's pretty rich to hear this complaint about "the events of September 11, 2012" from the people who presided over the original events of Sept. 11. You know, the ones in which nearly 3,000 Americans died. [...]

The difference between the failures of Sept. 11, 2001, and the failures of Sept. 11, 2012 isn't just 2,900 deaths. It's the ferocity with which Republicans, when they held the White House, denounced their critics as unpatriotic.

He snarks, "I'm sure we can count on this kind of pulling together now that the president is a Democrat, the attack was overseas, and the casualty count is four."

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