Isn’t this special. The Neocon war mongers who broke Iraq know exactly how to fix it.
I almost spit out my coffee this morning when I saw in the New York Times this report by Jason Horowitz, giving Robert Kagan, a co-founder of the Project for the New American Century and one of the architects of America’s worst foreign policy disaster ever in Iraq, and opportunity to “critique” the Obama administration. Historian’s Critique of Obama Foreign Policy Is Brought Alive by Events in Iraq.
Apparently the Times has not learned a goddamn thing since its disgraced former reporter Judith Miller was a propagandist for the war in Iraq. Robert Kagan does not get to critique anyone. I want him in front of a Nuremberg-style Tribunal for war crimes.
Then there is the shameless war mongering at the Neocon home of the Washington Post, led by editor Fred Hiatt, The threat of disengagement, and Bush’s former talentless speechwriter, Marc Thiessen. Obama’s Iraq disaster.
When these craven cowards who sent thousands to their death in pursuit of their Neocon wet dream of a Pax Americana Empire in the Middle East sign up to serve in a “Chickenhawk Brigade” and volunteer to go fight in Iraq, then they can comment. Until then, STFU!
This goes double for the worst of the Neocon media whores, Sen. John McCain. This imbecile does not remember what he says from one moment to the next, and frequently contradicts himself. Here is an excellent example. That Time John McCain Gave Bush Credit For Troops Leaving Iraq In 2010:
McCain wants boots on the ground. He wants us to go to back into war, and it’s rather telling of his personality, and also because he was defeated by Obama, that he’s now blaming this president for the previous administration’s actions. Republicans are chomping at the bit for another bloody war.
Just under Sen. John McCain’s 2010 tweet congratulating George W. Bush, not President Obama, for the last combat troops leaving Iraq, a link from today reads, Iraq crisis: ISIS battles for Baghdad.” In that link it says, “Group claims mass killings of Iraqi troops, as militants battle security forces 50 miles from Baghdad.”
U.S. troops were withdrawn because our military was no longer welcome there. We had already liberated that country to death.
In 20011, former Iraqi Prime Minister Ayad Allawi, a pro-American politician, said he refused to endorse a U.S. troop extension and instead indicated that they should leave.
He said, “We have serious security problems in this country and serious political problems. Keeping Americans in Iraq longer isn’t the answer to the problems of Iraq. It may be an answer to the problems of the U.S., but it’s definitely not the solution to the problems of my country.”
So, if Bush is given credit for 2010, then he certainly deserves credit for 2014.
This isn’t a game.
It is Secretary of State Colin Powell’s Pottery Barn Rule: “You break it, you own it.” Iraq: Revisiting the Pottery Barn Rule. The Neocons own Iraq.
UPDATE: Remember back six months ago when John McCain and his puppet boy, Little Lindsey Graham were trying to undermine the Five Party negotiations on Iran’s nuclear program so that they could impose a new round of sanctions and get their Neocon war on with Iran? This would be funny if it wasn’t so damn pathetic. Graham Wants More War So Badly He’s Now Willing To Work With Iran:
Sen. Lindsey Graham decided to take a break from his usual rhetoric on Iran, and saying we ought to be dropping a few bombs on their heads to prevent them from getting nuclear weapons, to now saying we should be in discussions with them to help us with the deteriorating situation in Iraq.
Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), who has long favored a tougher approach on Iran, now says it’s time to work with Iran to stop Sunni extremists overrunning Iraq.
Graham compared teaming up with Iran now to the United States alliance with Soviet premier Joseph Stalin during World War II.
“The Iranians can provide some assets to make sure Baghdad doesn’t fall. We need to coordinate with the Iranians and the Turks need to get in the game and get the Sunni Arabs back into the game, form a new government without [Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al] Maliki,” Graham said on CNN’s “State of the Union.”
He predicted if the United States declined to engage with Iran, it would take advantage of the vacuum to consolidate control over southern Iraq.
What an imbecile. The day the U.S. overthrew Saddam Hussein and disbanded the Bath Party and the Iraqi military, it ensured that Iran would have influence over the new Shiite led government of Iraq. Syria already was a client state of Iran.
The Neocon’s war in Iraq only increased the influence of Iran in the region. Now the guy who has his head up the ass of the old man who thinks it’s funny to sing “bomb, bomb, bomb, bomb, bomb Iran,” wants an alliance of convenience with Iran. Has anybody asked the Sunni Gulf States, like Saudi Arabia, what they think? This imbecile is laying the groundwork for a regional religious war.