"I'm the commander – see, I don't need to explain – I do not need to explain why I say things. That's the interesting thing about being the president. Maybe somebody needs to explain to me why they say something, but I don't feel like I owe anybody an explanation." - Bush at War, Bob Woodward11 years after Mission Accomplished and Iraq is about to fall to Muslim Extremist Insurgents. Reports are that Mosul and Tikrit have fallen to the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) who "defeated" the American trained Iraqi Army despite facing 40:1 Odds Against. The ISIS states they plan to march on Baghdad and conquer the Country. the Maliki Government has requested drones and air support from the US. A request the Obama Administration has refused, thus far.
George W. Bush is the Now Officially the Worst President in American History. Even surpassing that arch-villain Ronald W. Reagan.
Bush, Cheney and Conservatives had been declaring the Iraq War a Victory for years. Besides the Eternal Progress we always seemed to be making, the Iraq War was declared over and over and over;
"We will be greeted as liberators." - March 16, 2003.
"And we're making progress. There's tangible, visible progress on the ground there in Iraq," - April 24, 2003
"Major Combat Operations in Iraq have ended." - May 1, 2003
"Bring'em On!" - July 2, 2003
"We're making progress, you bet," - April 30, 2004
"We're making progress. Yet there still is much work to do," - May 24, 2004
"They're in the Last Throes," - June 20, 2005
"Is the sacrifice worth it? It is worth it and it is vital to the security of our country," - June 29, 2005
"And we're making progress training the Iraqis. Oh, I know it's hard for some Americans to see that progress, but we are making progress," - August 11, 2005
Saddam's Death - December 30, 2006
We won. The Iraq War is over. I declare November 22, 2008 to be "Victory in Iraq Day." (Hereafter known as "VI Day.") - Zomblog, Zombietimes
"See, in my line of work you got to keep repeating things over and over and over again for the truth to sink in, to kind of catapult the propaganda." - George W. Bush, May 24, 2005.Everything about the George W. Bush Administration has been a total failure. The Worst Terrorist Attack in History occurred under his watch and he couldn't be bothered to think about the mastermind responsible.
Bush and his Regime turned a blind eye to thousands of EPA violations, which we've seen result untold damage to the Country in the Gulf, in North Carolina, in the Great Lakes, in West Texas.
The economy is still in a shambles from the Republican Recession, the Trillions of Dollars wasted in Iraq and Afghanistan and the Billions stolen by the obscene Bush Tax Cuts.
Under Bush and Cheney the top 0.1% got a tax cut of $520,000, 450 times what the middle income taxpayer received. The bottom 20% of Americans only got 1% of the tax cut, a $300 dollars Department of Treasury check. The tax cuts were sold as a way to bring in middle class jobs and rising middle class wages.
Koch Industries and the Exxon/Mobil funded Heritage Foundation rabidly cheered and promoted the Bush Tax Cuts. The Heritage Foundation's 2001 report proclaimed if the Bush tax cut legislation were to pass, it would:
1) Effectively pay off the federal debt;Everyone of those claims was a deliberate lie to sell the tax cuts to the middle class as a job creator and deficit reducer. None of these claims came true because the Plutocracy and their Think Tanks knew they were lies. What did occur was a massive transfer of wealth upwards to the Plutocracy, which were the true goals of the Bush Tax Cuts and part of the Republican plan all along.
2) Reduce the federal surplus by $1.4 trillion;
3) Substantially increase family income;
4) Save the entire Social Security surplus;
5) Increase personal savings;
6) Create more job opportunities.
Bush and the Republicans Wars are still costing the Nation. Thousands of American Veterans suffer from PTSD, many of them resort to taking their life, because the Republican Party doesn't care about broken soldiers and hasn't cared since they started the Wars. In total a Million Veterans may require a lifetime of coverage and support which Bush never intended to provide them with and the Republican Party continually votes against providing.
Torture, the Bush TARP, a Bankers wet dream, wherein another Trillion in American taxpayer funds was grotesquely funneled directly to aid the Rich as a last Bushian Fuck You to the people.
But, you'll be hard pressed to find a conservative who voted for Bush nowadays. They are rarer than Hen's Teeth.
And now, the coup de'grace, the failure of George W(orst President Ever) Bush's Reverse Domino Theory in Iraq.
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.Hundreds of Thousands dead and at least $5 Trillion lost on 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.
John McCain (and others) are pushing the We Won Iraq until That One lost it.
"What about the fact that we had it Won? The fact is we had the conflict won, and we had a stable government, and a residual force such as we have left behind ... but the president wanted out and now we are paying a very heavy price."Sure, a perpetual "stablizing force" suffering the daily death of one or more military members. The expenditure of Billions of Dollars a day, most of it swindled by the American Plutocracy and shuffled of into Cayman Islands Bank accounts. That is what McCain wanted. That is what the Republican Party wanted.
The Republican Party in all its' iterations is the most despicable collection of scum ever assembled. They and their mindless conservative drones won't be happy until we are all ground down into nothing and the Democratic Republic is obliterated.