Friday, November 11, 2005

Rewriting History

From a Washington Post article:

"While it's perfectly legitimate to criticize my decisions or the conduct of the war, it is deeply irresponsible to rewrite the history of how that war began," Bush added. "Some Democrats and antiwar critics are now claiming we manipulated the intelligence and misled the American people about why we went to war." He said a Senate investigation "found no evidence of political pressure" on U.S. intelligence assessments of Iraqi weapons programs.

Woah woah woah. How far up its ass is this Administration's head?

Who exactly is rewriting history? How many different explanations did we get during the lead-up to war? From "Saddam has weapons of mass destruction!" to "Saddam was involved in 9/11!" to (finally) "We need to bring democracy to that area!" (well, one excuse reason had to stick eventually), we've gotten slews of reasons why invading Iraq was oh-so-important. Remember "we don't want the smoking gun to be a mushroom cloud"? Yeah, Condi Rice, I'm quoting you.

I read somewhere (regrettably, I don't remember where), that someone did a count of all different reasons which eventually led to the war. I recall the number was something like 32. Obviously, take my memory, and the underlying statement, with a grain of salt, but I don't disbelieve it.

So, really, exactly who is rewriting history? It's absolutely clear that the U.S. never marched into Iraq under a "spreading democracy is good" flag. We were there for all kinds of fake, screwed up reasons, and now thousands of soldiers are dead, as well as innocent Iraqis. The "last throes" of the insurgency has lasted for what feels like years now, ratcheting up the death toll with every passing day.

Bushie, you're doing a heck of a job. The same way Brownie did.


duane said...

Oh my GOD. THis man cannot be serious. I am just waiting for him to do a press conference and let us all know we have been massively punk'd. WTF is he thinking? What are any of these people thinking? My mind is blown.

Dop said...

Love your blog man!

Jon said...

Well, according to the latest polls, he's at an all time low of a 26% approval rating. That's....horrible, to say the least. But what does his aministration expect? You can't lie to the people without them finding out sooner or later.