Thursday, May 21, 2015

See, We Told You

It really is too bad that we have to keep reminding people that the only mistakes that were made about invading Iraq is that anyone fell for the bullshit stories that George W. Bush and Dick Cheney and their henchmen were telling us in 2003.  Via David Corn at Mother Jones:

For Bush, Cheney, and the rest, this endeavor is fundamental; it is necessary to protect the legitimacy of the Bush II presidency. Naturally, Karl Rove and other Bushies have quickly tried to douse the Bush-lied-us-into-war fire whenever such flames have appeared. And in recent days, as Jeb Bush bumbled a question about the Iraq War, he and other GOPers have peddled the fictitious tale that his brother launched the invasion because he was presented lousy intelligence. But now there’s a new witness who will make the Bush apologists’ mission even more impossible: Michael Morell, a longtime CIA official who eventually became the agency’s deputy director and acting director. During the preinvasion period, he served as Bush’s intelligence briefer.

Appearing on MSNBC’s Hardball on Tuesday night, Morell made it clear: The Bush-Cheney administration publicly misrepresented the intelligence related to Iraq’s supposed WMD program and Saddam’s alleged links to Al Qaeda.

So the question as to whether or not Barack Obama dropped the ball is a red herring: there should never have been a ball to carry in the first place, and Bush and Cheney know it.