I couldn’t care less about this miniseries. Assigning blame is a pointless exercise, because twenty years of American presidents deserve the blame. Reagan, Bush the elder, Clinton, and Bush the younger all share in America’s missing the danger that is now known as Islamism.
In fact, I watched The Fantastic Four on HBO tonight instead of wasting time and energy on a miniseries that seeks to lay the blame for the current state of the world.
And I find it hilarious that the same conservatives who were going batshit over the Reagan biography’s many inaccuracies are now defending the ABC miniseries’ many inaccuracies in almost exactly the same manner as the liberals defended whoever was going to run the Reagan pic. The roles are completely reversed: Republicans wanted to squelch the Reagan biopic, Democrats wanted it aired and yelled “FIRST AMENDMENT!” as loudly as they could. Sound familiar? It should.
Kindly stop sending me emails with links to the unedited clips of the miniseries. Since when has any televised “docudrama” been worth the paper it’s printed on? Since when do conservatives take the much-maligned MSM at its word, and suddenly impute Word-of-God status to a movie made for television?
You want to assign blame? Then remember that Ronald Reagan ordered our Marines to cut and run after Hezbullah murdered hundreds of them in their sleep in Lebanon. Remember that Clinton ordered our troops to cut and run after Mogadishu, and that he did nothing in particular after the bombings of the embassies in Kenya, and the bombing of the Cole.
You want to lay the blame? Blame all four presidents who allowed U.S. citizens to be murdered on their watch, and did nothing. Right up to 2003, when a convoy that was in Gaza to help palestinians was bombed—by palestinian terrorists. The PA arrested the usual suspects, all of whom, I believe, were let go.
Yasser Arafat knew that he could bomb with impunity, because the United States has never avenged a single American death in Israel. And there have been many.
So count me in the numbers of Americans who won’t be watching the “docudrama.” I’m sorry, but I learned a long time ago that the “docu” part is about the equivalent of a high school book report’s version of Moby Dick. There’s a whale in it, and Captain Ahab, but the rest is just another fish story.