That's right, my friends. Chris "thrill up my leg" Matthews, by far the dumbest political pundit on TV now that Olberman is gone, has decided to revive the tired meme of "everything is Bush's fault, even the stuff he didn't do.". This time he's being blamed by Matthews for the outbreak of anti-dictator protests in Egypt, Tunisia, and Yemen. Via The Other McCain:
“Leading off tonight: Unrest in Egypt. Proving the Iraq war wasn`t needed, these protests in Egypt, as well as in Yemen and Tunisia, are all aimed at dictators supported by the U.S. The demonstrations have not yet turned anti-American, but they could. These are the events the Bush administration hoped to encourage by lying about weapons of mass destruction and invading Iraq.”
I'm apparently late to the party on this one, because That Mr. Guy was ahead of even Robert Stacy McCain in pointing out Matthews' idiocy:
Yep, you just knew that Chris “Tingles” Matthews would find some way to blame George Bush for the recent riots in the Middle East. What is up with this guy? He’s a one trick pony. Bush has been out of office for two years now. I’d say that the “blame Bush” meme has just about been worn out. I’d bet if Obama stubbed his toe getting out of the shower, Tingles would figure out some way to blame Bush for it.
The video above is also courtesy of That Mr. Guy. I'm just floored that someone like Matthews has a TV show where he can spout this garbage. When will he meet Olbermann's fate and be booted off the air?