Monday, March 18, 2013

The Iraq War: $2,000,000,000,000 and Rising

And they knew it was based on lies. But, Benghazi! And Drones!!!

200,000 dead*** and at least $2.2 Trillion*** for the Iraq Debacle based on "intelligence" Tony Blair and MI6 and George W(orst President Ever) Bush and the CIA knew was fabricated while dissenting intelligence was ignored.
Two senior Iraqi politicians told Western intelligence that Saddam Hussein had no weapons of mass destruction on the eve of the 2003 invasion – but their warnings were ignored and then not reported to the subsequent Butler inquiry, according to a major new investigation. 
Vital intelligence used to justify the invasion of Iraq 10 years ago was based on "fabrication" and "wishful thinking", the BBC Panorama documentary claims. While information from highly placed Iraqis was dismissed as unimportant if it indicated that Hussein did not have WMD, tip offs from low-ranking Iraqis were eagerly lapped up if they reinforced what George W Bush and Tony Blair wanted to hear, it is claimed.
If the evidence conformed to NeoConservative warmonger thinking then it was highlighted, if it disagreed it was discarded. Confirmation Bias is a needed state of thinking when the Goal isn't saving America from WMD or removing a Brutal Dictator but too steal as much money as quickly as possible from the American People.

I'm certain any day now Senator Rand Paul is going to stage a "brilliant" Filibuster. Surely, Senator Lindsay Graham will place a hold on the business of the Senate until he gets some answers.

Anyone clamoring to Fix-The-Debt or suddenly scared of Government spending do you want to know where the Deficit came from? Well, it was born in Bush's Brain and Dick Cheney's Heart and grew up in the Iraqi Desert.

And how are we going to fix this problem? Why on the backs of the Middle and Working Class. This is going to steal Trillions from 6 generations of Americans.

Republicans and all the squishy Democrats who are the Guardians of the Rich aren't content with just the money they've all ready swindled via Iraq, no now they are going to confiscate from future and past generations with fancy terms like: Chained CPI, Sequestration and the Grand Bargain which is nothing more than the Rich stealing Social Security.

But, worse than the Trillions of Tax Payer dollars stolen by Bush and Cheney and they Enablers is the human factor. The daily suicides by Veterans, the broken parents of those sacrificed to the War, and the millions of future irritations, family squabbles, and days of pain which will be felt and probably not understood for Generations.

***- "We don't do body counts." The actual amount spent on the War and the DoD during Bush's Presidency and the first two years of Obama's won't reflect all the costs.


Jerry Critter said...

The best way to "fix the debt" is to keep republicans from running the government.

the yellow fringe said...

Suicides of former soldiers from our earlier wars were fewer percentage wise. Why? I have a feeling the training has created a condition that is hard to withdraw from. The soldiers seem unable to disengage from the wish to continue to do their part when it is no longer their responsibility or ability to do so. Couple that with what they have endured and survived. Their needs to be an additional training to uncouple the man from the former duty, which has been fulfilled. I don't know, just an idea.

Constitutional Insurgent said...

Yellow Fringe - There is mandatory training [for the Army at least] called "Battlemind". Every Soldier returning from theater is required to attend.

It didn't make much of an impact on me, but I generally eschew the mental health field.

Grung_e_Gene said...


Recall that the DoD didn't implement any protocols until after the multiple murders at Fort Bragg of military wives by returning SOF in 2002 and the numerous incidents of adrenline rush seeking behavior by other retunring service members post deployment.

Grung_e_Gene said...

I wish Hagel would have answered McCain's evil question about Iraq by saying 'Yes I was right, the Iraq War will be viewed as a terrible mistake and a heinous war crime.'