Huckabee cartoon attempts woeful retelling of 9/11 attacks

By Stephen C. Webster
Wednesday, August 3rd, 2011

In a new "history" cartoon aimed at children, former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee, now a Fox News personality, spins an animated, less-than-nuanced retelling of the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks on New York and Washington, D.C., with a distinctly pro-Bush, pro-torture spin.

In his "Learn Our History," the former Republican presidential candidate puts forward a version of 9/11 that depicts America "coming together" in the wake of the attacks and rallying behind their leader's plan to "take down al Qaeda."

It closes with a montage showing alleged 9/11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed -- who was waterboarded 183 times in a single month -- an image of Osama bin Laden with the word "deceased" superimposed over his FBI profile, and former President George W. Bush telling U.S. first responders at the World Trade Center site that the terrorists would soon be punished.

Huckabee's "Learn Our History" series faced its first controversy after he blasted public schools for allegedly teaching children political bias in history class, only to release an episode which glamorized President Ronald Reagan and his anti-labor economic policies.

"In this important film, the time traveling teenagers learn about America’s heroic response to the tragic events of 9/11," Huckabee's website explains. "They strive to understand why Al-Qaeda attacked us and how the ongoing War on Terror protects Americans at home and American ideals abroad."

The video does not broach the actual motivations behind the 9/11 attacks, like bin Laden's stated reason: U.S. troops stationed in Saudi Arabia. Similarly, it does not discuss President Bush's order to withdraw U.S. troops from Saudi Arabia following the attacks.

But that's no matter: in Huckabee's cartoon world, the U.S still triumphed by taking down the terrorists and making the world safe for freedom once again.

This video is from Mike Huckabee's "Learn Our History" childrens' series: 

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Why, of course.

The sequel to…

...“Learn Our History," should be “Learn Our Physics.”

That way “the people who knocked these buildings down, will hear all of us soon.”


This has to be

one of the worst examples of neo-fascist propagandistic garbage ever to be vomited out by the Fox hate mongering/brainwashing machine.

Huckabee .... Words fail me. Didn't he shake hands with Bob McIlvaine & Tony Szamboti, acknowledging their concerns after their segment on Geraldo?

This is their cartoon world, their cartoon reality, this is what they're all about: historical revisionism, spin, lies, distortion and indoctrination.


And if all others accepted the lie which the Party imposed -if all records told the same tale -- then the lie passed into history and became truth. 'Who controls the past,' ran the Party slogan, 'controls the future: who controls the present controls the past.' And yet the past, though of its nature alterable, never had been altered. Whatever was true now was true from everlasting to everlasting. It was quite simple. All that was needed was an unending series of victories over your own memory. 'Reality control', they called it: in Newspeak, 'doublethink'.

-- Nineteen Eighty-Four