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Iraq – ‘Mission Accomplished’ – President George W. Bush

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http://news.yahoo.com/comics/tom-toles-slideshow/

The war was DOOMED to FAIL from the very beginning!

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June 17, 2014 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Pat Robertson unloads on Bush for latest Iraq crisis: ‘WE WERE SOLD A BILL OF GOODS!’

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Televangelist Pat Robertson on Monday blasted former President George W. Bush for selling Americans a “bill of goods” before the Iraq invasion, which led to the violence that is currently sweeping across the country.

During his Monday broadcast, a viewer asked Robertson if there was a solution to the ongoing violence caused by an al Qaeda splinter group, ISIS, threatening to take over Iraq.

“Right now, what we did — and it was a great mistake to go in there,” Robertson explained, pointing out that Saddam Hussein’s “bomb maker” had said that the then-dictator “doesn’t know how to make an atomic bomb.”

And so to sell the American people on weapons of mass destruction, he had WMD and was getting [concentrated uranium] yellowcake out of Africa and all of that, it was a lot of nonsense,” the TV preacher said. “We were sold a bill of goods, we should never have gone into that country!”

“As bad as Saddam Hussein was, he held those warring factions in check, and he contained those radical Islamists,” he continued. “Fix it, no? It’s too late to fix it. It’s unfixable. Those simmering animosities have been there for centuries.”

In the end, Robertson reckoned that there would be conflict in Iraq until an Antichrist appeared before the Second Coming of Christ.

“They will continue to play out until such times that the Lord brings out of Babylon some evil Antichrist or something (Ann Coulter?),” he remarked.

http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2014/06/16/pat-robertson-unloads-on-bush-for-latest-iraq-crisis-we-were-sold-a-bill-of-goods/

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June 17, 2014 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

“Quote of the Day”

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June 17, 2014 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , | Leave a comment

Veterans Watch as Gains Their Friends Died for Are Erased by Insurgents

Via: New York Times

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A few weeks before their battalion was to get new mine-resistant vehicles, Capt. Adam P. Snyder, Pvt. Dewayne L. White and Sgt. Eric J. Hernandez were speeding toward a mission in Baiji, Iraq, when a roadside bomb engulfed their Humvee in flames, killing the two enlisted men. Captain Snyder, 26, died the next day, Dec. 5, 2007.

Matthew Adkins, then a self-described “butterbar” lieutenant, regarded the captain as a mentor, and his death leveled him. Hearing this week that Baiji was on the brink of being overrun by Sunni militants, he immediately thought of Captain Snyder, phoned his girlfriend, and cried.

“You think about those costs that can never be recouped,” Mr. Adkins said in an interview from Talkeetna, Alaska, where he works as a field manager for pipeline surveys. “I remember driving those Humvees to Balad Air Base to get our new MRAPs, and thinking if we had these things two weeks ago, they’d still be alive.”

Everyone from Mr. Adkins’s Army unit, the First Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment, had hard memories this week, as insurgents made their way from Mosul down what the soldiers knew as Route Tampa — the main north-south highway — past Baiji on the way to Tikrit and other cities closer to Baghdad. From late 2007 until the end of 2008, the battalion had safeguarded the huge refinery at Baiji, often described as the most valuable asset in the country’s three heavily Sunni provinces in the north.

About 800 American troops lost their lives, and many more were wounded, in those territories, the homeland of Saddam Hussein and his Baathist loyalists. For the comrades of those fallen troops, the grim news this week has left them struggling to reconcile the sacrifices that were made with the speed and magnitude with which northern Iraq is falling to insurgents.

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/06/14/us/us-veterans-watch-gains-made-with-blood-erased-by-insurgents-in-iraq.html?smid=fb-nytimes&WT.z_sma=US_VWA_20140614&bicmp=AD&bicmlukp=WT.mc_id&bicmst=1388552400000&bicmet=1420088400000&_r=3

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Perhaps the young soldiers can ask their Fathers and Uncles how they felt on April 29, 1975 when the saw  photos of U.S. helicopters lifting off the roof of the U.S. Embassy in Saigon.

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Note worth remembering: President Johnson lied to the American people about the Gulf of Tonkin, and President George W. Bush lied to the American people about WMD’s.

If you need someone to blame, start with LBJ and Bush.

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June 15, 2014 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

WMD’s – Weapons of Mass Destruction

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The truth is the U.S. had, and used WMD’s.

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March 14, 2014 Posted by | President Bush | , , , , , | Leave a comment

Iraq War To Remain A Significant U.S. Debt-Driver For Years To Come

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Via: Huffington Post

In the 10 years since the beginning of the Iraq war, the costs of war have been compared to the benefits of freedom at a near constant rate. Thanks to its large-scale impact on the country’s federal debt, it’s a debate with no end in sight.

The Iraq war has so far cost the U.S. about $800 billion — NOT including continuing payments to veterans — and it’s poised to be major driver of the deficit for years to come.

Add to that the costs of the Afghanistan war and the Bush-era tax cuts for the wealthy, and you’ll account for almost HALF of the DEBT that the nation is set to owe by 2019, according to the Center on Budget Policy and Priorities, a left-leaning think tank.

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Read more, HERE:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/03/19/iraq-war-us-debt_n_2908909.html?utm_hp_ref=business

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Before I forget, HAPPY ANIVERSARY!

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March 20, 2013 Posted by | GOP morons | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

John ‘Old Man Yells at Cloud’ McCain (R-AZ) – ‘GOP Moron of the Day’

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Via: Think Progress

“But to be honest with you, Neil, it goes back to there’s a lot of ill will towards Senator Hagel because when he was a Republican, he attacked President Bush mercilessly and say he was the worst President since Herbert Hoover and said the surge was the worst blunder since the Vietnam War, which was nonsense. He was anti-his own party and people — people don’t forget that. You can disagree but if you’re disagreeable (Hey Old Man, that’s one of the reasons Obama kicked you ass in ’08!), then people don’t forget that.”

John McCain

http://thinkprogress.org/security/2013/02/14/1598341/mcain-hagel-iraq/

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personal thoughts:

1. There is NO question, George W. Bush WAS the worse President since Hoover.

2. It’s NOT NONSENSE that the War in Iraq is the worse blunder since the War in Vietnam.

3. McCain is, and has been for a very long time, a crazy old man (see photo).

http://thinkprogress.org/security/2013/02/14/1598341/mcain-hagel-iraq/

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February 15, 2013 Posted by | GOP morons, McCain | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

‘One of These Things Is Not Like the Others’ – by Peter Van Buren

Via: ‘We meant Well: How I Helped To Lose the Hearts and Minds of the Iraqi People’

(do you remember them?)

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U.S. Defense.gov news tells us:

American forces’ efforts in Iraq “have given the people of Iraq a huge gift” through the opportunity to enjoy the benefits of a democratic society, a senior U.S. commander said today.

“We have given them freedom and liberty that they’ve never known, and we have given them the potential to have a democracy in this part of the world … where it would be a unique institution,” Army Maj. Gen. David G. Perkins, commander of U.S. Division-North and the U.S. Army’s 4th Infantry Division, told Pentagon reporters.

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Aswat al-Iraq, which was or maybe still is, partly funded by the US and thus not the most radical of reporters, has the following stories on its web site:

– URGENT / Diala’s al-Sahwa Council leader detained on terrorism charge
9/28/2011 5:19 PM

– Two armed men killed while planting an explosive charge in Kirkuk
9/28/2011 12:15 PM

– Iraqi Parliament delegation in Kirkuk on fact-finding mission after stepping up of assassinations
9/28/2011 12:13 PM

– Five civilians killed, 7 injured in Anbar attack
9/28/2011 12:10 PM

– Iraqi civilian killed, officer injured in Baghdad attack 9/28/2011 9:50 AM

– Five injured in 2 explosive charges blast in west Baghdad
9/28/2011 9:24 AM

– 8 Civilians injured in Baghdad booby-trapped car blast
9/28/2011 9:04 AM

http://wemeantwell.com/blog/

9/28/2011 – Summary

Eight (8) killed, Twenty-one (21) injured

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October 7, 2011 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Tonyy Bennett: Bush called Iraq War a ‘mistake’

Via: msn.com

Bennett also noted that during a meeting with President George W. Bush in 2005, the head of state disclosed his opinion on the polarizing war. “He told me personally that night, he said, ‘I THINK I MADE A MISTAKE.’”

Bennett recalled, adding that President Bush “had a special liking to me.”

http://today.msnbc.msn.com/id/44602197/ns/today-entertainment/

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photo:

August 12, 2008

Beijing – Summer Olympics

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September 21, 2011 Posted by | President Bush | , , , | Leave a comment