It’s hard for me to get over the fact that he didn’t lie about the WMD, but then because it was moved to Syria he couldn’t talk about it and instead let the left keep on with their taunting... And then to say later on that he had “made a mistake” - when no mistake on our part was made in re: to Iraq made it that much worse...
To this day I have to tell people - there WAS WMD - what we found (and we did find some!) was a drop in the bucket compared to what had been moved to Syria... Even now - when Obama’s own people say - these chemical weapons were from Iraq - they choose to ignore everything.
Bush didn’t lie, but because he didn’t defend himself (or maybe couldn’t for some reason) there won’t be any hope of getting some people back on the side of reality in re: to Iraq and Afghanistan - or even looking forward to what we’re dealing with today in our own country, or with Iran, and definitely not going to help them understand Libya, Egypt, and now Syria itself...
Sorry for the mini-rant... I have respect for George W, even though I disagreed with him on some things - especially domestically. Compared to Obama - well, there is NO comparison as one was a President and the other is a traitor. On this issue though I absolutely think he should have defended the war vociferously, and berated the press when they attacked him day after day.
It couldn’t have done more harm than where we are now, imo.
I hear ya. That was the beginning of the frustrations with their anemic PR strategy. I have no clue why they let so many falsehoods take root. It was horribly damaging to our country.
You are exactly correct! There was, there was obvious proof of WMD’s with the gassings prior to the war. That’s all that needed to be said. He should have never apologized for that. Only a fool would believe otherwise. But, then again, half of this country are fools.