by PepsiFlyer, Fri Sep 08, 2006 at 06:25:48 AM EDT
It occurs to me that Democrats could be using "Path to 9/11" to their advantage.
One of the biggest misconceptions extolled by this flick is that every member of the Clinton administration was distracted by Monicagate. Clearly, the 9/11 Commission report disputes this fact. However, why not let this factoid slide and allow people to assume that there was distraction while trying to deal with Osama Bin Laden and therefore the real fault for not apprehending/assassinating OBL lies with those doing the distracting. In this way, the whole plethora of investigations perpetrated by the GOP in the '90s can be used to beat them up for letting OBL get away. That is, it wasn't Clinton incompetency, it was the constant distraction by the GOP keeping Clinton from doing his job that killed 3000 people on 9/11. It's the GOP's fault.
The problem with this, of course, is that it implies that the Clinton administration did weigh Monica when considering what to do about OBL. However, if this agrument is hit hard it won't matter because it will take the strongest link in the "blame 9/11 on Clinton" mime and and turn it on its head.