And yet even as they enthusiastically turn from the GOP to Trump's purer nationalism, their reactions to the British Chilcot inquiry finding that Bush and Blair more or less faked-up the war out of nothing was muted. The inertia from previous zealotry is strong; some hated on Bush, but mostly they continued their previous narrative of Obama ruining Bush's perfect war somehow.
dfwgator may wonder what his philosophical analysis means about Free Republic before 2008...
What did we do it for?xp38 knows the key is to never examine the consequences of a war you want to start:
And Trump needs to nail Hillary on her support for the war, and the fact that Hillary is much closer ideologically to Bush, than Trump is.
The war was won but the aftermath was botched stupendously.T-Bone Texan is full-on anti-Bush.
The fact remains that the Bushes are traitors and enemies of America.T-Bone Texan also hates Laura Bush:
The fact also remains that the Bushes served the interests of the House of Saud before the interests of the American people.
I noticed Laura’s Bush’s book on my shelf this morning.piasa found some website or something and listed every little bit of bullcrap Bush threw against the wall, kinda missing the linked report that says everything below was propaganda and lies:
She sucks too!
If you read Laura Bush’s book you’d see she is not in any way conservative, or even intelligent.
The evidence is in her own words. I read her book.
That is why she sucks. If you require any more clarification on this issue I am here to help.
sparklite2 goes with the liberal traitor position circa 2002:
- We did it because Iraq failed to live up to the terms of the 1991 cease fire, which included, among other things, a requirement that Iraq would cooperate fully with inspectors as they confirm the veracity of Iraq’s accounting of its WMD programs;
- We did it because Iraq was bribing officials all over the world to get sanctions lifted and the economic means of containing Saddam’s ambitions were coming to an end due to the corruption of UN officials and coalition officials and even media;
- We did it because under the terms Iraq signed it was obligated to return captured prisoners of war from both the Iran/Iraq War and from its invasion of Kuwait;
- We did it because Iraq was assisting al Qaeda affiliates in the development of poisons including the ricin cream that turned up in London ;
- We did it because Iraq was harboring several wanted terrorists and was even providing them with pensions;
- We did it because Iraqi, Iranian and NIF officials had been meeting in Sudan in advance of the 1998 US Embassy bombings;
- We did it because Iraq was harboring two terrorist cells, one in Baghdad and one in northern Iraq which were involved in the assassination of USAID official Foley;
- We did it because of Iraqi assistance with the Libyan nuclear program and other offshoring efforts;
- We did it because of Iraqi diplomatic involvement with Philippine terrorists who had bombed US targets in that country and who had killed a US Army Ranger;
- We did it to find out what had become of a USN officer;
- We did it because of an Iraqi attempt to assassinate a former US president, his wife, and a Kuwaiti ally;
- We did it because Saddam was promoting suicide bombings by providing family support to jihadists carrying out such bombings against a US ally and westerners caught in the bombings...
Because Saddam tried to kill Bush’s daddy.lepton explains that we needed to look tough, and also doesn't know what sophistry means:
We also did it because Hussein was an example of blowing off agreements to the extent that diplomacy in the Middle East was no longer possible. He served as an Osama Bin Ladin-cited example of why it was not only OK to attack the U.S., but desirable, and we and our allies were being attacked in a big way every year.JohnBrowdie remembers Freepers' once slavish support for the disastrous war:
To say Iraq wasn’t a threat was and is sophistry.
bullsh*t. it has become fashionable in this forum to dump on GWB and the decision to remove saddam from power, when in fact it had overwhelming support from the public, it was authorized by act of congress, and it had near unanimous support in this forum.VanDeKoik admits he was wrong, which is something I recall Bush had some trouble with:
monday morning quarterbacking; don’t do it.
Realizing you were wrong =/= being fashionable.JohnBrowdie then begins the inevitable flame-war over Bush.
It is realizing that the end result was worse than where you started.
I won’t be getting down into the ad hominem mud with you.
I attack liberals and liberal talking points.