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Monday, May 25, 2015

Bob Woodward, George Bush, B Hussein Obama and Iraq

I've made this point more than once, ISIS (or ISIL or Islamic State or whatever the hell it's called this week) is because of the lack of leadership of the current idiot in the White House. If you want the difference in the Bush's decision to invade and B Hussein Obama's decision to cut and run, the words of Bob Woodward say it succinctly. From the May 24th edition of Fox News Sunday,
You can make a persuasive argument there was a mistake. But there is a kinda line going on that Bush and the other people lied about this. I spent 18 months looking at how Bush decided to invade Iraq. Lots of mistakes, but it was Bush telling George Tenet the CIA director, don’t let anyone stretch the case on WMD. He was the one who was skeptical. If you try to summarize why we went into Iraq, it was momentum. The war plan kept getting better and easier, and finally at the end, people were saying, ‘Hey, look, it will only take a week or two.’ Early on it looked like it was going to take a year or 18 months, so Bush pulled the trigger. A mistake certainly can be argued, and there is an abundance of evidence. But there was no lie in this that I could find…

… Look, Obama does not like war. But, if you look back on this the argument from military was keep ten-fifteen thousand troops there as an insurance policy. And we all know insurance policies make sense. We have thirty thousand troops or more in South Korea sixty-five years after the war. When you’re a super power you have to buy these insurance policies and he didn’t in this case. I don’t think you can say everything is because of that decision but clearly a factor.

The video:

That's Bob Woodward. All The President's Men. The man who took down Nixon. Not exactly Rush Limbaugh or Matt Drudge. And he's saying Obama screwed it up.
If you want an example of B Hussein's mindset on Iraq, please watch this:

Or this:

Our greatest president had a two minute speech at the site of the greatest battle of the Civil War. In two minutes he said more than most men could say in a book, but as I see the Iraq and Syria disintegrate into chaos, ISIS take hunks of Syria, the Islamic Brotherhood takes Libya and threatens our allies like Saudi Arabia and Israel, I recall theses words:
...It is rather for us to be here dedicated to the great task remaining before us -- that from these honored dead we take increased devotion to that cause for which they gave the last full measure of devotion -- that we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain...

The man-child was handed a stable Iraq and Middle East and by his actions/inactions and incompetence it is now on fire again. And the morons in the Congress seems to want to assist B Hussein in handing Tehran nukes. Gee, that's brilliant.

God Help Us All.

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