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Rightwingers, Tea Party finally admit it: GWBush fucked up in Iraq big time.

Follow this chain of events.

The Bush administration was steadily moving to attack Iraq.  GWBush, Cheney, Rumsfeld, Wolfowitz, Powell -- all were beating the drum, citing "evidence" of Iraq's (mythical) WMD, support for terrorism, and other bullshit.

Up to the microphone stepped Army Chief of Staff General Eric Shinseki.  When asked by a Congressional committee what a war in Iraq would require in terms of time and troops, Shinseki replied "several hundred thousand troops and at least a decade."

He was immediately attacked -- in public -- by Paul Wolfowitz who said Shinseki was "wildly off the mark."  Shinseki then "retired" -- he was fired -- and replaced by a Bush administration yes-man.

As we all know, the war dragged on and on and on.  General Dave Petreaus foisted on us the phony "surge," which was nothing but an infusion of US troops that forced the opposition to hide out until we declared victory and left.

Enter President Obama who said "Enough of this shit."  He ended the US troop commitment to Iraq and pulled out all but a few advisers and special operations troops.

Now, "ISIS" is running rampant, seizing huge parts of Iraq.  Now, we discover the ISIS leadership in Iraq consists largely of former Iraqi military officers who were thrown out by the US conquerors.

And now, the rightwing, including Tea Partiers, are demanding more US troops go back to Iraq to wrest the country back from ISIS.  WHICH IS EXACTLY WHAT ERIC SHINSEKI SAID WE NEEDED -- SEVERAL HUNDRED THOUSAND TROOPS AND A DECADE OR MORE.

Thank you, rightwing and Tea Party, for showing us just how fucked up and wrong GWBush and his band of jackasses really were -- and still are.

1 comment:

  1. Well said. The whole bunch, mainly Bush, Cheney, Rumsfeld and Wolfowitz, should have been charged with war crimes. Their war cost this country in lives and money that will continue to cost for years to come.