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Friday, November 09, 2007

Liar Liar

Why is anything this wretched coot has to say anymore even worth mentioning, much less given the veneer of credibility?

“Do they want to bring back Saddam Hussein, these critics?” the elder Bush told USA TODAY in a rare interview. “Do they want to go back to the status quo ante? I don’t know what they are talking about here. Do they think life would be better in the Middle East if Saddam were still there?“

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In 1996, Bush Sr. wrote, “Removing [Saddam] from power might well have plunged Iraq into civil war, sucking U.S. forces in to preserve order. Had we elected to march on Baghdad, our forces might still be there.”

In Jan. 1996, Bush delivered an eloquent speech, arguing the “reason we didn’t go after Saddam is that our forces could well have bogged down in an urban guerrilla conflict in the streets of Baghdad.” “We would have instantly handed Saddam a victory out of the jaws of a humiliating defeat,” he said.


I never could stand this man, but this is beyond even what I would have thought he was capable of. Does any person seriously think that had Bill Clinton spear-headed this clusterfuck, that Poppy Bush wouldn't have come out of the woodwork, early and often, to chastise him for wooly-headed idealism meeting the constraints of realpolitik, of a bunch of draft-dodging dummycrats fucking up his, Poppy's, masterful compromise, of needlessly squandering American lives and American treasure, American credibility?

I mean, really. There's defending your idiot progeny, no matter how badly he fucks up the proverbial baked potato. And there's trying not to undermine the "leader", who or whatever that may mean. But this is completely indefensible. He did not change his mind out of honorable intentions; everything he (and Cheney, incidentally) predicted over a decade ago has come to pass. Frankly, it's nauseating, and shameful. I don't know how the man lives with himself, but I do wish he'd piss off already, and at least have the common decency to tell the rest of his ridiculous dynasty to go away. ¡No mas Arbustos!

2 comments:

Marius said...

Mobsters will stick together -- that's why they call it la cosa nostra, our thing. The more pressing question is, why isn't anyone in the media calling Poppy and Darth Cheney on their bullshit? They are both on record, in the mid-Nineties, as saying that invading Iraq would be the most reckless course of action, with truly no end insight. Yet they both now support and/or organized the debacle. What's up with that, Dean Broder?

Anonymous said...

Has to be senile.

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