Hannity: Osama bin Laden is dead ‘thanks to George Bush’

By David Edwards
Friday, December 9, 2011 11:43 EDT
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Sean Hannity gives Bush credit for killing Osama bin Laden
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In Sean Hannity’s world, President George W. Bush succeeded in killing terrorist mastermind Osama bin Laden.

The Fox News host on Thursday noted that bin Laden was dead “thanks to George Bush.”

During a segment on Time magazine’s top 10 news stories of 2011, Democratic consultant Joe Trippi lamented that the death of the al Qaeda leader didn’t make the list.

“Thanks to George Bush,” Hannity interrupted, ignoring the fact that bin Laden had been killed under President Barack Obama’s watch.

“You’d give credit to Bush?” he asked Trippi. “Because if Obama had gotten his way we wouldn’t have gotten bin Laden, you know that.”

“No matter what, Osama bin Laden — getting him is the number one story of the year, I would think,” Trippi replied.

This isn’t the first time that history has been revised in favor of President George W. Bush on Hannity’s show.

Appearing on Hannity in 2009, former Bush spokeswoman Dana Perino declared, “We did not have a terrorist attack on our country during President Bush’s term.”

Watch this video from Fox News’s Hannity, broadcast Dec. 8, 2011.


(H/T: Media Matters via The Political Carnival)

David Edwards
David Edwards
David Edwards has served as an editor at Raw Story since 2006. His work can also be found at Crooks & Liars, and he's also been published at The BRAD BLOG. He came to Raw Story after working as a network manager for the state of North Carolina and as as engineer developing enterprise resource planning software. Follow him on Twitter at @DavidEdwards.
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