Former New York Governor George Pataki blasted Kurt Eichenwald this morning, for his op-ed accusing the Bush administration for failing to properly identify the threat against Al-Quada.
A defensive Eichenwald insisted that since 9-11 happened eleven years ago, it was time to again ask the hard questions about whether that day could have been prevented.
But Governor Pataki had no patience for Eichenwald.
"Of course we can talk about it and learn from that day but not in a way where - I haven't read your book, thank God, and I don't intend to, but just looking at the jacket of the quotes in the back, these are selectively taken for a specific purpose of making the Bush administration look bad."
"This is not about history," Pataki added. "I don't mind history."
Pataki is right about the back cover. The quotes included are clearly chosen to appeal to liberals who spent years mocking the Bush administration. See below: