Published: Sunday, June 22 2014 12:00 a.m. MDT
Did the president throw away a stable, self sufficient Iraq? No. Bush took that
from them to begin with, and there's no way anyone can cobble a healthy
democracy by cobbling together sects with centuries old grievances. Even if we
kept troops there for a hundred years. Sorry but the mess in Iraq is
inconsolable, and it started back in 2003.
Mr. Krauthammer was one of the biggest booster of the war in Iraq. Every single
prediction he made about the war was wrong. Now he expects us to listen to him?
"all the king's horses and all the king's menCouldn't
put Humpty together again"Iraq was a crazy quilt nation of three
separate cultures held together by a strong man dictator. George H. W. Bush
sagely avoided unleashing the pent up tensions, by leaving the evil, but
effective, Saddam Hussein, in power. Once Bush destabilized
Iraq, the "Humpty Dumpty" principle took effect and there was no way to
re-stabilize the nation! Cheney, Krauthammer, Wolfowitz, Kristol,
and fellow neo-cons are the ones who got us into this mess, they should be too
embarrassed to comment on foreign policy, let alone dictate it!
Just the usual DN / Krauthammer Sunday anti Obama rant! It doesn't matter
how much lipstick you put on the pig, or how you dress the pig, it is still a
pig! Even if all that Krauthammer says regarding Obama's role in Iraq is
true, it doesn't change the fact that if we hadn't gone in, we
wouldn't have to deal with getting out, and out we are, and out we should
stay! Until Krauthammer comes to accept the fact that Obama DID win in 2008
and 2012 and IS the POTUS, he will remain the bitter old man that he is, and we
will continue to be bombarded with his weekly Rants. The Sky is falling the Sky
Iraq is low income housing! Take for example the young couple who got a
government assisted home loan (low income). They first moved in and was very
happy and just loved everything about it. Then, because they did not earn it,
everthing started to fall apart. First they moved in all thier inlaws and
friends, soon the lawn died, then came the junk cars and now the backyard is a
complete mud hole with a giant barking dog. Now myself and other neighbors are
moving away.It is the same thing with Iraq and their freedom. They
did not earn it, it was given to them. They never paid for it so they are
trashing it. Now their world is a mud hole and they want someone to bail them
out again. Sorry but we are moving away! You got your government
assistance once and you did not take care of it. Now we are sick of seeing what
you have done with our blood and money. Good luck and good-by!
"Yes, it is true that there was no al-Qaida in Iraq when George W. Bush took
office."So, Mr Krauthammer.... Tell me again why the GOP
leadership was so gung ho about going into Iraq in the first place. No Al Qaida in Iraq, 9/11 hijackers were mostly from Saudi Arabia. You gloss
over this point but manage to place blame on Obama.It's a
stretch. Even for you.
If anyone is tempted to believe Chuck's words, just do a quick google
search...1. Search Bush Doctrine: that the US had the right to
invade any country it wanted to prevent a potential war. Ummm yeah. Just think
about this for a second. Think the Founding Fathers would have supported this?
Can any god fearing democracy support this logic? Chuck hopes you don't
have the Internet to look this disgusting article up.2. Krauthammer
Argued The Iraq War Would Spread Democracy Throughout Middle East. Krauthammer
argued in his February 1, 2002, in the Washington Post:"Iran is
not a ready candidate for the blunt instrument of American power, because it is
in the grips of a revolution from below. We can best accelerate that revolution
by the power of example and success: First, Afghanistan to the east. Next, Iraq
to the west."3. Krauthammer: "Time Is Running Short. Saddam
Has Weapons Of Mass Destruction." Krauthammer wrote in an April 2002
Washington Post article:"Time is running short. Saddam has
weapons of mass destruction. He is working on nuclear weapons."Folks, just how many more times must Chuck be wrong before you stop listening
It is a political reality that when something happens on your watch, you are
given the blame. Supporters of the president take credit for only the good
events and detractors blame the president for everything bad. It is not a new
phenomena among partisans.
"We can debate forever whether those costs were worth it, but what is not
debatable is Obama's responsibility for the return of the Islamist
insurgency that had been routed by the time he became president."To chuck and my fellow repub brothers and sisters.No Mr
Krauthammer, it's not even debatable.Iraq has added over $2
trillion more of debt and taken away nearly 5 thousand American fathers,
mothers, brothers, and sisters. Iraq was never worth it. We tried to
tell you and your ilk. You never listened... And you continue to ignore is
because you're so blinded by your ideology. Party over people. Sad.
You know the thing that impressed me as I watched the morning shows was how
seriously people from both sides were looking at the path that got us to this
point. Most interesting was the governor who we sent into manage the
reconstruction of Iraq that listed out all the mistakes he disagreed with how we
did things during his tenure.Only a few mostly mentally blind
people, Cheney, Charles, and this one lady one CNN continued to believe this was
a purely partisan thing... It was encouraging to see mature people look at all
the different things that got us to this point. Ten, fifteen years
from now, history will tell a much different story about this than we are
telling today. Only once time has had its chance to sooth the emotion that is
running rampant right now will we be able to get a real view of these events.
to HutteriteThe quagmire that is the Middle east began when the
Ottoman Empire fell apart & the current borders were "created" at
the end of WW1.
“The real problem was Obama's reluctance to maintain any significant
presence in Iraq.”Wrong Charles. The SOFA agreement signed by
Bush called for a FULL withdrawal of American combat forces at the end of 2011,
and the Iraqis didn’t want us to stay a second longer.What did
you expect Obama to do? . . . Compel the Iraqis to accept and American force
there against their will?That’s ridiculous.Besides
. . . Do we really want American forces pinned down in Iraq?Most
Americans don't want that, and it wouldn't even be a consideration
now, if the GW Bush administration hadn't made such a series of horrendous
mistakes that just seem to keep on giving.
No, No, the mission WAS accomplished, the oil was liberated all the while Texas
enjoyed record high oil prices. Bush Jr, had no plans for a stable
country or he wouldn't have gone in, but his mission was accomplished.
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