Fox News’ projection of the Bush administration’s failures continued today on FNC’s America’s News HQ, when the network not so subtly prefaced a story on Afghanistan by referring to it as, “the President’s war.” Here is a reminder to Fox, the war in Afghanistan started on October 7, 2001 under George W. Bush, not Barack Obama.
FNC’s Julie Banderas wasted no time in delivering their Foxaganda to likely mostly clueless audience, “Topping the news this hour, new concerns about the president’s war as civilian and military deaths in Afghanistan on the rise, as opposition to the nine year old war grows. A former Secretary of State on what the White House needs to do.”
Surprise, surprise the Fox News characterization of Obama leading an unpopular in Afghanistan that was his idea is deceptive and inaccurate. The implication of the FNC intro was that it was somehow Obama’s fault that the Afghanistan war is unpopular. However, American confidence in the war in Afghanistan has been on the decline since the summer of 2008. The war in Afghanistan is Obama’s problem because he inherited it. He didn’t create it. Obama is the person now responsible for the war, but it was George W. Bush’s mismanagement and neglect of Afghanistan in favor of Iraq that created this mess.
Historically speaking, Vietnam is not remembered as Richard Nixon’s war. It is still known as LBJ’s war. Obama is responsible for finding a sensible American way out of Afghanistan, but this war is not his. Those who say it is are projecting the failures of George W. Bush onto Barack Obama. Obama didn’t cause the war in Afghanistan, and he didn’t make the war in Afghanistan unpopular. It is interesting how Fox News has become anti-war when it is no longer a Republican Commander in Chief. Fox News has weaved a noose of lies around the neck of this president. We are seeing a daily lynching of facts disguised as a news network all in the name of the ideological quest of returning the GOP to power.