Richard Clarke, the former top anti-terrorism official in the Bush Administration, dropped a few bombshells last night on "60 Minutes", but you have to wonder if it will matter. The majority of people don't care about the truth in this stuff; they'd rather cling to the myth of Bush as the warrior-president.
Is it any surprise to hear the Administration was obsessed with Iraq right out of the gate? Let's not kid ourselves with the "President Bush was very engaged on the topic of terrorism from the get-go.." talk either. Decisions on this were driven by idealogues left over from the first Bush Administration -- Cheney, Rumsfield, and Wolfowitz. To claim otherwise is ignorant.
And if President Bush was so concerned and locked in on the topic of terrorism, why did he take a month-long vacation in August 2001, just seven months after being sworn in as President?