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Macon Chronicle-Herald - Macon, MO
The odd argument that George W. Bush kept America safe — except, of course, for the attacks of 9/11
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By Pat Cunningham
April 25, 2013 11:17 a.m.



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THIS is like saying that a certain fertilizer plant in West, Texas, has a pretty good safety record — if you don’t count that big explosion the other day:

An odd argument that President George W. Bush kept America safe from terrorism “except for 9/11″ made its way to the House floor Wednesday, coming from Rep. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.).

The claim resurfaced on the right immediately after the Boston bombings, and made its way back into conservative punditry in the days that followed, Steve Benen reported.

As Benen and others have noted, it’s hard to ignore the nearly 3,000 people ...

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