Thursday, June 19, 2014

Cheney's bold move to rewrite history

“Rarely has a U.S. president been so wrong about so much at the expense of so many.”

No single sentence could so accurately encapsulate the tenure of George Bush than this one.
  • Missed or ignored warnings about potential terrorists plans
  • Worst attack on American soil happens under his watch
  • Makes case for war based on lies and false assumptions
  • Invades country that has no ties to terrorism and no WMDs
  • Kills hundreds of thousands of Iraqis
  • Nearly 5,000 Americans lose their lives
  • Completely misreads post-invasion needs of the country leaving millions in misery
  • Post-invasion American overseers lose billions of dollars
  • Allows torture and indefinite detention without trial
  • Vacuum in Iraq emboldens terrorists and incites sectarian violence
  • Dismisses then stalls investigation into 9/11, then sets up commission with predetermined outcomes
  • Opium production rises in Afghanistan after the American invasion
  • U.S. backed Maliki government mired in graft
The irony is that the above statement wasn’t from some liberal commentator about Bush, but comes from a recent Op-Ed for the Wall Street Journal by Dick Cheney trying to shift blame for the failures of the Bush Administration onto Obama.

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