Wednesday, May 20, 2015
She accomplished something, right?
IN IOWA, A FOCUS GROUP HAS BECOME THE FIRST TEST CASE -- ASKED TO NAME A SUCCESS FOR CRANKY CLINTON DURING HER LEADERSHIP OF THE STATE DEPT, THEY COULD THINK OF NOTHING.
NOT ONE THING.
ON THE PLUS FOR CRANKY, NO ONE SAID ANYTHING LIKE, "SHE FARTED CONSTANTLY THROUGH ONE PRESENTATION AFTER ANOTHER."
BUT EVEN SO, YOU'D THINK FOUR YEARS WOULD ALLOW FOR ONE ACCOMPLISHMENT.
FROM THE TCI WIRE:
We're going to start with a quick round of Name That Republican!
December 1, 2009, US President Barack Obama declared "we are bringing the Iraq War to a responsible end."
Name the Republican, desperate for glory, who quickly added:
That we are doing so is a testament to the character of the men and women in uniform. Thanks to their courage, grit and perseverance, we have given Iraqis a chance to shape their future, and we are successfully leaving Iraq to its people.
The US gave Iraq something, did they?
Those damn Republicans always so full of themselves, seeing tragedy and crimes as a gift. Shame on them, may they rot in --
Oh, that was Barack.
Yeah, Barack's repeatedly lied about the Iraq War.
Most infamously he lied in his March 26, 2014 speech -- so much lying we needed the March 26, 2014 snapshot and the March 27, 2014 snapshot to cover it.
You can use those links for our comments but let's note reaction from others to that hideous speech.
William Rivers Pitt (Truthout) declared:
Truthout does not forget. We were at the forefront of the struggle against that disastrous war, and we will not stand idly by as an alleged "good guy" slaps a coat of paint over it to cover up the blood on the walls. President Obama sounds for all the world like a used car salesman trying to peddle a lemon, and that will not happen on our watch.
DS Wright (Firedoglake) noted:
Yesterday President Barack Obama tried to claim that the United States government’s actions in the 2003 Iraq War were legal and different than Russia’s actions in Crimea because the US had “sought to work within the international system.” Apparently merely seeking to work within the international system is some kind of get out of jail free card. If one follows Obama’s logic then Russia need only to have “sought” a doomed UN resolution justifying the annexation of Crimea before doing so, this would have made their actions legitimate under Obama’s standard.
The Voice of Russia offered:
Matt Howard and Ross Caputi, members of the Iraq Veterans Against the War, spoke with Common Dreams by phone and said that the president's narrative on the events that led up to the Iraq invasion, inside or outside the context of Ukraine, was simply "not grounded in reality." "We went from one lie, which was weapons of mass destruction, to another lie which was liberation and freedom," said Howard. "This idea that Iraq is somehow better off or that the US waged a so-called 'Good War' is ridiculous."
Grasp the above. And there are two points here.
The first, a lot of people -- usually stupid people -- but some are also whores -- are glomming onto remarks by candidates for the GOP's presidential nomination to insist that this person or that person isn't fit to serve.
Now Jeb Bush brings his own problems on himself.
No one forced him to pick one position and then, after the press kicks him around the room for a day or two, rush to pick another position.
That's something worthy of comment -- it's probably killed his career, in fact.
But this nonsense of jumping on remarks?
Okay, let's do that.
But let's do that honestly.
In which case, there's Mike Gravel and who else?
Who besides former US Senator Mike Gravel has told the truth about Iraq? The whole truth, not the half truth? What politician?
Not Ralph Nader.
Ralph Nader's made himself useless and needs to find a rocking chair in an old folk's home. Bernie Sanders? Bernie's lied for years. Yes, he voted against the war in 2002 but he never did join the Out of Iraq Caucus while he as in the House and he never really did anything to stop the illegal war after it started.
US House Rep John Conyers had no power and had to hold hearings in a basement room -- but he held hearings there. What did Bernie Sanders ever do?
The same media that's all over this GOP politician or that?
They mocked John Conyers for holding hearings. They mocked him, they laughed at him, they ridiculed him.
So I'm not really in the mood to get behind them today even though I don't particularly care for the people they're targeting.
I do care about fairness.
Barack's remarks have been dishonest and disgusting.
Pretty much every national politician -- of both parties and of Bernie's laughable Democratic Socialist party -- has lied about Iraq.
Which brings us to part two of this.
Elderly poindexter Paul Krugman got praised this week when he shouldn't have been.
In 2008, Paul was for Hillary and against Barack and, back then, he could be honest about Barack. But we all saw how quickly Paul could whore. No one whores like an elderly whore locked away in academia.
In his ridiculous column, Paul declared:
1) the Iraq War "was worse than a mistake, it was a crime."
2) the lies were "actually obvious even at the time"
And I can agree with that.
I can even agree that there was a campaign of "insinuation" where charges were stated or inferred but there was never any proof provided.
Insinuation is also my biggest problem with the column.
Paul claims he stands for truth -- no whore stands except maybe on their head and that's only if the john paying for it is into that.
But he tells you about Bully Boy Bush and the White House and blah blah blah.
But that's not the truth, not the full truth.
It is the "fool truth" and many fools rush to embrace it and amplify it.
Paul's insinuations all go to the Republicans.
"Democrat" never pops up nor do any of the Democrats who supported the war -- not the ones who did so with the 2002 vote nor the many votes which followed after.
Paul's not providing the full truth.
Frances A. Boyle's not a politician. Maybe that's why he can provide the full truth?
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