Oil spill Obama's Katrina?

Ooh! So the New York Times, Bill Maher and others on the Left are calling the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico "Obama's Katrina". But, in its way, this supposed criticism of Obama by some of his staunchest boosters still manages to perpetuate the Left's propaganda point that Hurricane Katrina represented a colossal failure on the part of the Bush administration.

And the cynic in me can't help but notice that, in the mainstream media's reporting of the explosion of the oil drilling platform, and subsequent oil spill, any notion of a terrorist angle has come and gone with nary a ripple. We heard a brief mention of SWAT teams being sent to similar oil rigs, and then that aspect of the story seemingly slipped under the waves, never to re-surface.

I also couldn't help but notice that coverage of the car bomb in Times Square managed to compare and contrast the car-bomb-making technique only to that of Timothy McVeigh, as if he were the only car-bomber anyone in the media could think of.

'Sorry, but when I think of car bombers, Timothy McVeigh follows a number of others (e.g. Al-Qaeda, Iraqi insurgents), all of them tied to radical Islam [although readers of Laurie Mylroie's theories may note that she makes a case for McVeigh associate Terry Nichols's Islamic connections]. But it's not hard to understand why we're encouraged to associate car bombs more with domestic terrorists than with Al-Qaeda.

Also regarding the car bomb, the cynic in me wonders: If there were dangerous radioactive or biological material in that bomb, would we have been told?

Stu Tarlowe

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