Monday, May 18, 2015


George W. Bush and company spent millions of dollar and much time convincing; a least tried to convince, the nation that Iraq was pure evil and they had the firm intelligence to prove their point. Anyone who cared could easily prove these claims were untrue, and many reporters and other did exactly that. Bush and his advisors even claimed Saddam Hussein involvement in the twin tower tragedy of 9/11 and convinced Colin Powell, one of the few ethical members of that administration, to lie to the United Nations. We all knew this was a big lie. Bush and so-called neo-con advisors wanted a war against an Islamic Nation—one with oil. As a nation, we came to see this was all a big lie and that the Iraqi war was a bigger tragedy than was 9/11. The whole world knows the Iraq war was a costly mistake that changed the course of Middle East history forever. Now, all of a sudden, the question is in the headlines again. Media reporters are asking Republican candidates for president if they think the Iraq war was an error, and every one of them are reluctant to admit that they believe it was a mistake. The first one they asked was Jeb Bush, the brother of the George W. Bush. Of course, he would never admit his brother made a mistake. What was more surprising to me is that, unlike everyone else in the nation, everyone one of the Republican candidates will not admit the war was a big mistake. Invariably, they do a verbal dance around the idea that the intelligence the president had in hand “at the time” supported his decision to go to war. In other words, apparently without embarrassment, they are using a proven and costly lie to support a decision made by a Republican president. They act in unison as if all that time and money 20 or so years ago bought the truth. Is this carrying the old Reagan axiom of never speaking evil of a fellow Republican, to an extreme or is it something else? Don’t these 22 candidates know everyone in the world knows Bush and his advisors knew the intelligence was faulty because they made it up? Perhaps, I should point out the same George W. Bush advisors, both domestic and foreign especially those who speak to Congress, are now the ones advising the current crop of Republican candidates. URL: Comments Invited and not moderated

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