Fox & Friends Hosts Outrageously Try to Use Bush’s Incompetence to Attack Obama on ISIS (Video)

fox-friends-isisFox & Friends is easily one of the most ridiculous shows on Fox News. Though I go back and forth between Fox & Friends, The Five and Outnumbered as to which show I feel is the most absurd.

So, when I saw that the hosts of Fox & Friends tried to evoke the incompetence of George W. Bush to attack President Obama on Tuesday morning, I wasn’t at all surprised.

They were discussing the intelligence briefs presidents get concerning various threats from around the world. Well, all three hosts speculated whether or not President Obama actually read the intelligent reports on ISIS – or just had someone brief him on what they said.

Mind you, they speculated on all of this without a single shred of evidence outside of their blatant attempt to try to bash the president.

Co-host Brian Kilmeade said, “I want to make sure he’s reading it. Because the president usually gets briefed, someone telling him from the CIA directly, like Michael Hayden, this is what’s going on. Evidently the president said, ‘Leave the document, I’ll read it.’ And he never had follow-up questions. Was he reading it?”

“Evidently the president said…” 

Wait, so now Mr. Kilmeade knows what the president said to one of his intelligence advisors? Not only that, apparently he “knows” that the president never asked any follow-up questions.

He knows – though he has absolutely no evidence to support that claim. It’s completely absurd.

Well, as to not be outdone, Steve Doocy followed that up by saying, “That’s a great question. Remember before 9/11, the presidential daily briefing, apparently there was some passage talking about the rise of Osama bin Laden and al-Qaeda? So they went back and they pinned that on the George Bush administration, saying, ‘It was right there in it. Did he read it?’ We don’t know if this president has read it. You would hope so. Everybody is talking about it. We’re talking about it.”

I made sure to highlight that one section of his comment, because that part is really important. In fact, that one part shows how worthless this whole segment was.

Kilmeade is out there tossing out “factual” sounding conjecture, when it’s based on absolutely no facts. While Doocy tried to use Bush’s incompetence leading up to the 9/11 attack as a way to try to link that tragedy in with Obama’s response to ISIS.

And to even try to compare the 9/11 attacks to what ISIS is doing makes absolutely no sense. We’re not dealing with the potential of a group of terrorists planning an attack on American soil. This is a well-funded, and organized, radical Islamic army trying to establish a caliphate. And there’s a huge difference between guarding against a potential terror threat – and starting another war. 

Though let’s be real about another thing: If it weren’t for the incompetence of the Bush administration, we wouldn’t be dealing with ISIS invading Iraq right now.

Heck, we might not be dealing with ISIS at all.

Also, had Bush not gotten us into two wars (one of which we’re still fighting) Americans might be a little more open-minded about using military force against ISIS militants. Because right now many Americans just flat-out have “war fatigue.” And even though ISIS is a definite threat, the last thing many Americans want to hear from a president is, “We’re sending 20,000 ground troops into…”

Even if they know deep down it’s a threat we probably need to address.

But this was just another clearly staged anti-Obama propaganda segment for which Fox & Friends, and the entire Fox News network, has become infamous.

Watch the segment below via Fox News


Allen Clifton

Allen Clifton is a native Texan who now lives in the Austin area. He has a degree in Political Science from Sam Houston State University. Allen is a co-founder of Forward Progressives and creator of the popular Right Off A Cliff column and Facebook page. Be sure to follow Allen on Twitter and Facebook, and subscribe to his channel on YouTube as well.

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  • Eg Kbbs

    “Wait, so now Mr. Kilmeade knows what the president said to one of his intelligence advisors?” Sounds like those documentaries about Knights Templar, UFOs, etc. that some experts believe that blah, blah Then taking that item as a given to prove that the president has reptile eyes.

    You know, the repeated attempts to build some shaky conspiracy theory about the POTUS used to be humorous (actually in line with Faux’s assertion to the courts that they are an entertainment channel and not a news source). Now it has gotten to the point that they are just plain pitiful.

  • The Reader

    For a minute as I was reading this I thought the almighty Fox folk had turned on their former wonder man, George W. Bush. During the Iraq war, Bush could do no wrong even when he could and did. I should have known Fox doesn’t “eat its own” just Democrats and anyone else who disagree with them. Ah well, life goes on at Fox, and If I had a Genie with only one wish, I would wish all Fox personnel would miss their alarm wake-up call and give us just one day of peace from their prevarication and provocations. A week? A lifetime?

  • Marilyn Olsen Scheffler

    Their disjointed conversation doesn’t even make sense! I am so sick of them and their suggestive comments about what “might” have happened or what the President “might have said”! Let’s just make a whole conversation about “what might have happened” so that you can put doubt in the “followers” minds about our President. I can ONLY hope that this group of screwballs have these words crammed down their throats and they choke on them.

    • strayaway

      This article also had “a whole conversation about “what might have happened”.

      “had Bush not gotten us into two wars (one of which we’re still fighting) Americans might be a little more open-minded about using military force against ISIS militants.”

      I agree with that except to add that Hillary and every other Congress member who voted to empower Bush to declare war also got us into that war which overthrew Saddam Hussein who at least kept the Islamists under control in Iraq. We probably wouldn’t be dealing with IS had we left Saddam in power. Obama made a similar mistake in helping overthrow Khaddafi. Islamists took over Tripoli last week and now have an air force and are enjoying the pool at the US compound. The press is amazingly silent on this huge defeat of US foreign policy. Not learning anything from Iraq and Libya, Obama then tried to talk up a war against Syria. He had to settle on providing weapons for rebels which inadvertently wound up in the hands of IS giving IS a huge boost. So yes it was Bush and his Congressional supporters who got us into this mess although Obama made things worse. In more “Arab Spring” news, Algerian rebels are also considering joining forces with IS.

      • surfjac

        Hey, you just won a million dollars.
        Aren’t you a happy camper right now?
        However, I lied to you the same way bush lied to us and Congress. So enjoy the money you didn’t win and we’ll regret the day bush was appointed President.

  • Bine646

    “I’m back, Obama, and I’m back because of your arrogant foreign policy towards the Islamic State,” the executioner says in the second video. “Just as your missiles continue to strike our people, our knife will continue to strike the necks of your people.”

  • JustTheFactsMa’am

    Standard Operating Procedure. Based on the inanity of their discussion it’s obvious they just got their talking points handed to them – as usual. Doesn’t matter what the talking points are they just have to stay on script. Remember, these people don’t think for their self, they follow the script that higher-ups give them, and they have to make it “sound” reasonable.

  • Adam Smith

    It never ceases to amuse me how completely oblivious neocons are of the hypocrisy they constantly spout. The GOP had years to come up with a workable strategy in Iraq. Their failure to do so is the main reason that country is so unstable now. Yet they’re outraged (again) that Obama hasn’t finalized a strategy yet to deal with another result of the GOPs bungling. Go figure.

    The fact is, the GOP doesn’t have a workable strategy for anything. Not the economy, immigration, or any other issue. And the majority of the media is either too stupid or too lazy to call them on it.

    • Bine646

      Good friend works for the NSA- he called this a few yrs ago when Obama called the war on terror finished. He gave us 5 yrs before another 9-11 attack reached US soil and we are on our way

      • Adam Smith

        I don’t recall Obama calling the war on terror “finished”. Perhaps you can provide us with that quote.

        And I didn’t vote for Obama out of pride. I voted for him because I thought he was a better candidate than McCain and Romeny. I still think so

      • Bine646

        In 2011, the war in Iraq was won- was it? He gave a speech in 2013 declaring our focus is changing from fighting a global war to fighting specific groups- yet the ISIS rose out of no where? His advisor declared “with the fall of al queda rhe war on terror was won.” Well the Al Queda are still strong yet separating from the radical ISIS.

        Are we even going to mention Russia?

  • Dee

    If these three idiots represent FUX, you know they will report the views as told by FUX, not the actual truth. They distort the news to make Obama look bad. The FCC should shut down this station.