Friday, July 1, 2016

Can We Stop Blaming BUSH! #Bangladesh #Dhaka #SMOD2016

by Kim D.
Another terrorist attack is occurring right now in Bangladesh:
 A group of up to nine attackers set off bombs and took hostages while shouting "Allahu Akbar" inside a restaurant frequented by both locals and foreigners in a diplomatic zone in Bangladesh's capital, local media reported.
Bangladesh TV stations reported that the attackers entered the Holey Artisan Bakery in Dhaka's Gulshan area around 9:20 p.m. Friday and were holding customers and staff hostage. 
However it's not the first attack there today - this morning a priest was hacked to death while gathering flowers:
    The victim was Shyamananda Das, a 52-year-old priest. 
    Das is not the first priest to meet this fate, leading many to wonder whether Bangladesh is a new ISIS hotspot. 
    Here in America, if we try to connect any obvious dots and call these acts what they are, radical Islamic terrorism, watch out for the trolling because it will come and usually amid the logic will be a version of "but BUSH," especially if you should point out that POTUS's policy of leading from behind isn't working.
    Even the staunchest of conservatives would admit that every action has a reaction. History may ultimately prove that the Bush administration's invasion of Iraq was a YUGE mistake, but it was a reaction to the world as Bill Clinton left it and the Iraq War was endorsed by Hillary Clinton with her thumb's up vote. 

    Of course many are quick to point out that Obama isn't to blame for any of the recent chaos in the world because he is dealing with the world as George Bush left it. One small problem with that logic, Obama has had two terms and almost eight years to work his magic and make the world a better place.  Yet, that simply isn't happening. At the end of Bush's presidency, things were a bit more stable.  And unlike Obama, Bush never promised that we would look back on his time in the Oval Office and remember it as . . . 
    the moment when the rise of the oceans began to slow and our planet began to heal; this was the moment when we ended a war and secured our nation and restored our image as the last, best hope on Earth. 
    Hey . . . but if the blame Bush narrative still works for you and let's you get a good night's sleep while the rest of the world burns, go for it. 

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