The boys with the long noses are back in action…..the Iraq Pack (Colbert’s term….wish I had thought of it) those individuals that spent so much time back in 2002 and 2003 making us chomp at the bits to go after Saddam…..all th lies….the yellow cake thing…the aluminum tubes….the illustrations of mushroom clouds and the biggest piece of crap was that Saddam had teamed up with Al-Qaeda…..and most of us bought it hook line and sinker….the mouths of Cheney, Rumsfeld, Wolfowitz, and the first lady of bullsh*t, Condie…
And after 10 years of relative silence….they are back and claiming damn near the same things that they lied about in 2003…….amnesia or just megalomania?
First, our ex-VP had much to say about Iraq and what to do……..
You have to hand it to Dick Cheney. How many people, knowing what has happened in Iraq over the last 12 years, would dare to write an op-ed in The Wall Street Journal containing this line: “Rarely has a U.S. president been so wrong about so much at the expense of so many” — and not be talking about George W. Bush?
Cheney was the war’s chief propagandist, who told the American public more spectacular falsehoods than anyone, including Bush himself. Cheney was the one who told us in 2002 that “Simply stated, there is no doubt that Saddam Hussein now has weapons of mass destruction. There is no doubt he is amassing them to use against our friends, against our allies, and against us.” (in case you have forgotten)
“You’ve got to go back and look at the track record. We inherited a situation where there was no doubt in anybody’s mind about the extent of Saddam’s involvement in weapons of mass destruction. We had a situation where, after 9/11, we were concerned about a follow-up attack. It would involve not just airline tickets and box cutters as the weapons, but rather something far deadlier, perhaps even a nuclear weapon.”
Is he really that clueless?
Then there is Bremer the ex president of the provisional Iraqi government before elections…..when interviewed by CNN’s Erin Burnett……
Bremer penned an op-ed for The Wall Street Journal under the headline “Only America Can Prevent a Disaster in Iraq,” in which he argued for some form of U.S. troops on the ground there. After 4,490 American lives lost and $1.7 trillion spent, Burnett asked him, “How can you advocate any more people, any more lives going to risk for that country?”
“Because it’s in our interest,” Bremer responded matter-of-factly, going to elaborate that the U.S. cannot allow Iraq to become a home base for terrorists like those that constitute the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria.
American lives mean NOTHING to these toads……..
Ever notice that John McCain’s comments on every war scenario is….”blah blah….airstrikes….blah blah blah blah….airstrikes….blah blah…..” You know the more he talks the more I feel like he could very well be our next problem…….I feel like his pro war rhetoric is just instigating the next 9/11…..
There you have a couple of the Iraq Pack….making the case to return to a war footing in Iraq…….even though the American people are dead set against a return of our forces in Iraq….the GOP still tries to make the case for intervention…..and they are still using the same tactics and lies they did originally…..even though the American people are on to them…..I am waiting for there to be some sort of proof that WMDs are being considered….that would be the broken straw needed for our return to the region……
Now ask…….how long before the media starts acting as the spokesperson for intervention? This will be the key.
These people are in denial and delusional a dangerous combo…..they will say or do anything to get the country to overreact and thus they can say they were right all along……..it is all about their legacies….not the security of the country.