‘Come ON, man’! Laurence Tribe pimps Max Boot’s ‘DISGUSTING’ Trump-9/11 analogy
The Mueller indictments are giving WaPo columnist and national security writer Max Boot a major case of déjà vu. It all feels so familiar, you know? Just like 9/11.
Wait … what?
Imagine if, after 9/11, the president had said that the World Trade Center and Pentagon could have been attacked by “China” or “lots of other people.” Imagine if he had dismissed claims of al-Qaeda’s responsibility as a “hoax” and said that he “really” believed Osama bin Laden’s denials. Imagine if he saw the attack primarily as a political embarrassment to be minimized rather than as a national security threat to be combated. Imagine if he threatened to fire the investigators trying to find out what happened.
Imagine, moreover, if the president refused to appoint a commission to study how to safeguard America. Imagine if, as a result, we did not harden cockpit doors. If we did not create a Transportation Security Administration and a Department of Homeland Security. If we did not lower barriers between law enforcement and intelligence. If we did not pass a USA Patriot Act to enhance surveillance. And if we did not take myriad other steps to prevent another 9/11.
That’s roughly where we stand after the second-worst foreign attack on America in the past two decades. The Russian subversion of the 2016 election did not, to be sure, kill nearly 3,000 people. But its longer-term impact may be even more corrosive by undermining faith in our democracy.
Never mind that Russian cyberattacks were so pervasive because the Obama administration was asleep at the wheel. The notion that Russia’s attempts to sow discord during the 2016 election season are remotely comparable to the 9/11 terrorist attack is not only absurd; it’s insulting to the memories of those who lost their lives.
Naturally, Laurence Tribe is a big fan:
Nails it? Really?
Trump Derangement Syndrome isn’t a good look on anybody.
Pretty bad? We’d say it’s worse than pretty bad.
We can’t help but wonder: