The economy, our nation’s credit rating being downgraded for the first time in history, gridlock in Congress, the government shutdown – the list goes on and on.
But, by far, the most ridiculous thing I’ve seen Republicans trying to do is blame President Obama for the mess in Iraq. He didn’t start the war. He didn’t botch the war in about every way possible. He didn’t sign the SOFA agreement with the Iraqi government stating that all American troops had to be out of Iraq by 2011.
That was all done by George W. Bush.
Yet Republicans are actually trying to blame President Obama for the situation in Iraq. Hell, even some of those who were responsible for starting the war, and completely screwing it up, have dared to publicly criticize the president for the current insurgent takeover of some of Iraq’s cities.
It’s become such a laughable situation that even Fox News’ own Megyn Kelly has called out some of those who’ve been criticizing the president when they were the ones who completely screwed up the war in Iraq in the first place.
First she took on Dick Cheney by flat-out telling him to his face that he was wrong on Iraq.
“In your op-ed, you write as follows: ‘Rarely has a U.S. president been so wrong about so much at the expense of so many,’” Kelly said. “But time and time again, history has proven that you got it wrong as well sir.”
Cheney went on to say that it was the “right thing to do.” He then continued to prove just how delusional he is by saying:
“You’ve got to go back and look at the track record. We inherited a situation where there was no doubt in anybody’s mind about the extent of Saddam’s involvement in weapons of mass destruction. Saddam Hussein had a track record that nearly everybody agreed to.”
No doubt? There was quite a lot of doubt. In fact, that’s why most of our allies refused to support us in the Iraq War.
But, again, what Cheney fails to ever mention is that the removal of U.S. troops from Iraq in 2011 was done so because of an agreement signed by George W. Bush.
Kelly then took on former United Nations ambassador John Bolton, who tried to comically insist that Bush’s epic botching of the entire Iraq situation is “irrelevant” to what we’re dealing with now.
“I know, you keep saying that but it actually is relevant to a lot of people out there who are wondering, ‘How did we get here?’ Is it not relevant to ask, ‘How did we get here?'” she asked.
“Well, it’s very interesting, but the decision-maker has to look at the environment we have now,” Bolton responded. He also went on to say he was opposed to Obama’s plan to send 300 military advisers to Iraq.
“You know that a lot of people are out there tonight saying, ‘Well, weren’t you one of the people who was in favor of going into Iraq in the first place, and is that why you don’t want to discuss the past ten years and whether they were worth it?'” she asked.
He then continued with his ridiculous assertion that the last 10 years are irrelevant for what we’re dealing with today.
I find it absolutely pathetic that those responsible for the entire mess in Iraq in the first place don’t really want to discuss why Iraq is in disarray now. Oh, no. They only want to try to attack President Obama for the mess that they were responsible for creating.
And excuse me if I happen to laugh at individuals who got just about every aspect of the war in Iraq completely wrong who are now trying to dictate to somebody else how to deal with escalating violence within the nation.
What’s next? Are Newt Gingrich and Rush Limbaugh going to start offering advice on how to make a marriage last?
I just think it’s absurd that some of the people who got the initial war in Iraq about as wrong as humanly possible are now trying to bash President Obama for the way he’s “handling” Iraq. Especially when the reason why our troops were pulled out in 2011 is due to the agreement signed by Bush. And, of course, that agreement is the catalyst that’s allowed insurgents to gain strength back in Iraq.
But you know the absurdity of these individuals is pretty bad when even a Fox News primetime personality is calling them out on it directly to their face.
Watch Kelly’s interviews below via Fox News: