12 years ago today was the infamous August 6 PDB (or Presidential Daily Briefing) which said, in really big letters:
BIN LADEN DETERMINED TO STRIKE IN U.S.
After listening to the briefer who told him this on Bush's ranch, Bush reportedly replied, "All right. You've covered your ass, now."
We know what happened a month later.
Which led to a war against Afghanistan.
Which allowed Skippy McNumbnuts to fight a war in Iraq.
Which meant that the nation's surplus became a huge deficit.
Which contributed to the bad state we are in now economically.