14 August 2014

The "George W. Bush and Dick Cheney did it" syndrome. Ain't enough enough?


I am reading the WaPo Article Paying for Bush’s 2003 invasion of Iraq with a sense of growing wonder. The author, Eugene Robinson, starts the article with a sentence so transparent you might as well confine your reading of the whole to this quote:
As President Obama struggles to deal with the crisis in Iraq, it’s useful to remember who gave the world this cauldron of woe in the first place: George W. Bush and Dick Cheney.
The rest is obvious: litany of mistakes made by Bush and his administration in 2003 and afterward. I bet you all have read it about a thousand times.

Should I state at this point that I was against the whole deal in 2003, for simple reasons that proved to be true in the end? Probably, but this is not the point.

The point is that today is August 13, 2014. We are 11 years removed from 2003. We are in the middle of the second term of the current POTUS. 6 years on the job, that is.

And instead of asking what the heck the said POTUS was doing for the last 6 years to resolve the issues created, between other things (but not solely by all means), by the mistakes of that insidious pair (Bush/Cheney), Mr Robinson still peddles the tired old crapola?

WTF, Mr Robinson? Nothing worthy your pen anymore in the whole big universe? Possibly a trip to the Mount Sinjar, to take a peek at how Yazidis are doing? Or visit the Kurds, who do their best to save the Yazidis?

Instead of carping about the Bush/Cheney mistakes, that is...

8 comments:

LouiseShah said...

Well said.

SnoopyTheGoon said...

Thanks. I am still amazed... should I be, though?

Dick Stanley said...

No, not with Robinson. Who wears his race on his sleeve. He's an Obama lapdog. He's right that Bush/Cheney screwed things up, notably by not punishing Iran for arms shipments to Al Q in Iraq. But Obama/Biden decided to pull all the troops out without a fuss. O/B broke it. They own it.

SnoopyTheGoon said...

I guess that explains it.

Dick Stanley said...

It does, indeed.

fred lapides said...

sorry to be a spoil sport, but if Bush had not invaded Iraq, then that nation under Assad would have been counter force and kept Iran in place...Now Iran a major source of trouble for the entire region.

LouiseShah said...

Iran has been a "source of trouble" for a lot longer that that. Have you forgotten the hostage crisis?

SnoopyTheGoon said...

As Louise said, Iran was a source for longer than that. As for Bush mistakes: I don't say they didn't happen, only that in 2014 to continue pointing back - after 6 years on the job - is a poor show. Time to stop doing this and start correcting what is possible yet to correct.