John McCain has finally had enough of his Republican teabagging cohorts, Rand Paul and Ted Cruz.
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Retired Justice Sandra Day O'Connor, ponders Bush v. Gore, the Supreme Court case that decided the 2000 presidential election.
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That was back in 2003 and lest you think that Friedman learned anything from telling other countries he doesn’t like to “suck on this”, here’s the advice he had for Barack Obama in 2008 in regards to Iran.
“Mr. Obama’s gift for outreach would be so much more effective with a Dick Cheney standing over his right shoulder, quietly pounding a baseball bat into his palm.”
Yes, because warmongering insanity worked so well last time around.
“After a decade of war, the nation we need to build and the nation we will build is our own.”
And with those words, Barack Obama brings a close to the Iraq war.
The Obama administration has decided to withdraw all U.S. forces from Iraq by the end of the year after failing to reach an agreement with the Iraqi government that would have left several thousand troops there for special operations and training.
One hundred and fifty troops will stay behind to safeguard the US embassy, with the other 39,000 troops home by the end of December.
George Stephanopoulos: “But you had inspectors in the country [Iraq]. Why was it necessary to invade–”
Former defense secretary Donald Rumsfeld: Saddam Hussein “had thrown them out about the second or third or fourth time.”
Really, Donald? You claim Saddam Hussein threw out the weapons inspectors in 2003 which was further justification for the U.S. invasion of Iraq? Not so, you miserable, stinking, murderous liar.
Fact Checker has the story on when and how the inspectors left the country. They did so at their own volition after being pressured by the Bush administration to leave. It is no coincidence that the inspectors were reporting at the time that there were no weapons of mass destruction to be found and that Hussein was cooperating with the inspectors.
Fact Checker awarded Rumsfeld it’s top ‘honor’ – Four Pinocchios.
“Powell was not duped or misled by anybody. Nor did he lie about Saddam’s suspected WMD stockpiles. The President did not lie. The Vice President did not lie. Tenet did not lie. Rice did not lie. I did not lie. The Congress did not lie. The far less dramatic truth is that we were wrong.”
Four Pinocchios? A life sentence behind bars would be a more appropriate award for this duplicitous villain.
I found this tweet by Republican Rep. Dana Rohrabacher amusing.
Bush not class act, destroyed GOP, jailed Ramos & Compean, left us bailouts, gave more power to fed gov & China.
A class act he is not. Agreed. But more relevant than any damage Bush might have done to the GOP brand (tarnished as it already was), was numbnut’s destruction of the economy, an immoral war responsible for the death of hundreds of thousands of innocent lives and his staining of the United State’s international image.
And for the record, Bush did not do his work single handed. He had the aid of a Republican Congress for six of his eight years of madness. In addition he had the support of a conservative media who for the most part applauded his every misdeed.
I chuckle at teabaggers and conservative politicians who suddenly find it appropriate to claim that their criticism is directed at both parties – that Republicans were guilty of betraying conservative principles during the first eight years of the decade. They tell us now how upset they are about it all. Bullshit. Where was the criticism then? I don’t recall hearing a single teabagger who now screams about rising deficits complaining two years ago about Bush having increased the national debt by $4 trillion dollars. Why is that?
It’s because they didn’t give a damn as long as a Republican sat in the White House. That’s why. So fine, have Republicans criticize George W. Bush now that he’s out of office. It’s a bit late, assholes. If you really did care, you would have been displaying your disapproval long before he lied his way, and a nation, into war and debt.
Forgive me if some of us find your criticism as less a reflection of heartfelt sentiment and more of a ruse and another example of self-serving politics.
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What we have in Afghanistan is a war that most Americans believe is not worth fighting — and certainly not worth raising taxes to pay for. President Obama has not made a compelling case for the war and has set a deadline for the start of withdrawal that seems curiously close to the anticipated start of his 2012 campaign for a second term.
It’s time to bring the curtain down for good on these tragic, farcical wars. The fantasy of democracy blossoming at the point of a gun in Iraq and spreading blithely throughout the Middle East has been obliterated. And it’s hard to believe that anyone buys the notion that the U.S. can install a successful society in the medieval madness of Afghanistan.
For those who haven’t noticed, we have a nation that needs rebuilding here at home. Maybe we could muster some shared sacrifice on that front.
It’s time to bring the troops back, and nurse the wounded, and thank them all for their extraordinary service. It’s time to come to our senses and put the lunatic’s manual aside.
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