Fox News Contributor Makes a Fool of Herself Defending Those Responsible for Starting Iraq War (Video)

A popular belief held by many conservatives is that liberals can no longer blame Bush for anything because President Obama has been in office long enough.  They seem to believe that the cause for a problem is no longer the reason for that problem simply because a certain amount of time has passed.

Now I’m not saying we can blame everything on Bush.  Obama has made his mistakes, but there’s still plenty we’re dealing with because of the ineptitude of the Bush administration.  The problems he created didn’t just vanish because Bush is no longer in the White House.

Iraq is a perfect example of this.  Some conservatives seem to believe that Iraq is now the fault of the Obama administration because it’s falling into the hands of radical Islamic insurgents.  But the reason it’s falling into the hands of these insurgents is because of just how badly the Bush administration botched just about every aspect of the war in Iraq.  In fact, the reason why we pulled our troops out of Iraq is because Bush signed a SOFA agreement with the Iraqi government requiring all U.S. troops to be out of the country by the end of 2011.

And since these insurgents have begun taking over parts of Iraq, some of the same individuals who were wrong on just about every aspect of the Iraq War have the gall to criticize the Obama administration, blame the president for the insurgent uprising and offer their “expert opinion” on what we should do.

Naturally this has caused quite a lot of people, myself included, to just shake their heads at the audacity of these people.

Well it seems Fox News contributor Judith Miller, someone who back in 2003 claimed without a doubt Iraq had WMD’s, seems a little annoyed with the fact that many Americans have continued to discuss exactly who caused this entire mess in the first place.

I guess she thinks it’s okay for those responsible for starting the war in Iraq to try to blame President Obama, but it’s wrong for us to remind them that the reason why we’re still having to deal with this mess is due to their incompetence?  

How convenient.

She also seems to believe that we shouldn’t dismiss people like Dick and Liz Cheney when they offer their advice about Iraq.  You know, because the first time we listened to them they were so knowledgable and accurate with their information.

Miller said:

“Because the media still loves to beat up on who was responsible for the Iraq War, and who is to blame for the current controversy, the current crisis, and that is not helpful, Jon. What we should be doing, what the media should be doing, is encouraging everyone who has a view of what to do now in Iraq to come forward and to discuss it rationally. But they’re doing the opposite. They’re trying to shut down people like Dick Cheney, Liz Cheney, all of the, quote, “neo-conservatives,” who brought us this war. It’s not helpful.”

You know what’s not helpful?  Screwing up a war so badly that over a decade later we’re still dealing with the consequences of their incompetence.

It’s an absolute joke that this woman believes that the lies which brought us to war, and the ineptness shown by those involved, are now irrelevant topics.  Yet she believes that we should actually listen to the opinions of those very same people who governed over the initial stages of the war with complete incompetence.

That would almost be funny, if she weren’t actually serious.

But this kind of attitude is something I’ve seen in quite a lot of conservatives pertaining to the escalating violence in Iraq.  Sure, they love showing up on “news” programs and trying to blame it on President Obama, but they sure as hell don’t want you talking about how wrong they were on just about every aspect of the war in Iraq.

Watch her comments below courtesy of Media Matters:

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  • Pipercat

    Just watch the video.

  • xnerd

    They KNOW, that the country wants to HANG GWB and Darth Vader and so the are shifting the blame and focus.

  • Steve Temke

    Asking Bush and Cheney what to do about Iraq would be like asking Mittens Romney how to save your business. You’ll be screwed, but they’ll figure out a way to make a buck off of it.

    • Cat Marcuri

      lol, you win the internets today!

    • surfjac

      Yes, but dropping w and the big dick into the middle of the violence via parachute would go a long way to ending America’s nightmare.

    • Eg Kbbs

      The Peter Principle / Failing upward is the repub mantra.

      There was a Dilbert cartoon where Dogbert was going to rise to the top of business. Dogbert was going to fail spectacularly – the bigger the failure the better. Because he would get the fame and accolades for the failure, but the fact he failed was immaterial.

      Kind of like the CEO of GM during the failure could use that on his resume that he was CEO of one of the world’s biggest companies.

  • Lee

    Wow, this woman is embarrassingly dishonest. I know you’re pulling a paycheck from the right wing, but concrete objective reality is clearly not on your side, hon. Her “Just forget about it” attitude is disgusting.

  • P`tar

    I remember when I was little, I was told, “You brake it, you bought it.”

    • Cat Marcuri

      Indeed. And the Bushie chickenhawks and their neocon cheerleaders need to accept ownership of this mess.

      • strayaway

        Don’t forget to include all the Democrats like Hillary who voted to give President Bush the power to decide for Congress whether to send troops to Iraq or Democrats who always voted to fund the Iraq War and kept it going until our troops had to come home like Hillary again and Obama. They own part of it too even though the war was originally Bush’s idea.

        Fast forward: “Some conservatives seem to believe that Iraq is now the fault of the Obama administration because it’s falling into the hands of radical Islamic insurgents.” That’s partly true. President Obama had to be dissuaded from attacking Syria but went ahead and supplied weaponry to some friendly rebels. The last I heard, that group fled to Turkey leaving all their weaponry behind in the hands of more numerous Islamic groups such as ISUS.

      • DavidD

        Diversion and spin will not negate the fact that GOP owns this mess and is responsible for it.
        Progresives have no problem blaming the Democratic Leadership for all sorts of things and your talking points are transparent and opportunist.

      • strayaway

        I laid out facts rather than “diversion and spin”. Can you cite one example of Senators Obama or Hillary ever not funding the Iraq War every time Bush came around with his hat? Go online today and see a photo of ISIS riding around in a Hummer in Syria that it picked up in Iraq. How can you defend President Obama handing our weapons and supplies to overthrow Assad when his Islamist opposition is even worse and everyone from the British Parliament to the Pope tried to prevent Obama from getting recklessly and stupidly involved in Syria?

        Hillary voted for the Iraq war. Here is her rationale. There were others like Kucinich who saw through the lies. Want to plead Hillary’s incompetency?

        “I believe the facts that have brought us to this fateful vote are not in doubt. Saddam Hussein is a tyrant who has tortured and killed his own people …[I]ntelligence reports show that Saddam Hussein has worked to rebuild his chemical and biological weapons stock, his missile delivery capability and his nuclear program. He has also given aid, comfort and sanctuary to terrorists including Al Qaeda members.” -Senator Hillary Clinton (D-NY) and co-owner of Iraq War, October 10, 2002.

      • surfjac

        Those “weapons” were probably not coming back anyway. That’s what we do, leave shit all over the place because it’s cheaper than bringing it home.

      • strayaway

        Sometimes it pays to pick up our messes. Don’t forget that the US also gave weapons and supplies to a pro-American faction in Syria. Its leadership was last seen fleeing into Turkey leaving our stuff in the hands of Islamist factions fighting the Iraqi government. That was a huge blunder in foreign policy. Not everyone voted to give away that decision to Bush. Why is it that Kucinich and Ron Paul could see through the lies while Hillary was waving her pom poms? I never claimed Obama was in the Senate then. Obama just promised to bring the troops home immediately if elected. He lied. Oh, and what was out troops’ job after Saddam was overthrown? Why did Obama keep them there?

      • surfjac

        If HRC ever wanted to be President, she had to go along with the warmongers or look weak vs. looking smart like others who voted against the invasion.
        The troops were there to control the violence until the Iraqis could take over. That and torturing mothers by holding scissors to the child’s testicles, making human pyramids, seeing that the nations’ treasures were looted, getting blown up by IED’s in under-armored Humvees (thank you mr. rumsfeld), getting electrocuted by insufficiently wired hot water showers, etc. Once the SOFA was signed by the bush administration setting a date to leave and a poison pill for the next president when Nouri said, “Get out, NOW!” So we left and Obama had nothing really to do with what happened when we left…that was all on Nouri.

      • strayaway

        I think that Hillary’s support for getting into the Iraq war is one big reason to keep her out of the White House. She should have done what was right instead of fear looking weak. How people in that area want to treat each other is their business and not worth one US life. But Obama was responsible for trying to take down Assad and consequently having our gift weapons wind up in the wrong hands in Iraq. Its sort of like giving away automatic weapons to Mexican drug traffickers and having them used against us – only on a bigger scale.

        Secretary Clinton supports the president’s effort to enlist the Congress in pursuing a strong and targeted response to the Assad regime’s horrific use of chemical weapons,” -Clinton aide (2013)

        More recently, Hillary has been distancing herself from the President and the policies she supported. “We pushed very hard. But as I say in my book*, I believe that Harry Truman was right, the buck stops with the president,” -Hillary, June 13, 2014

        *Please, please buy her book people. Its sales aren’t good and Hillary is languishing in near poverty.

      • surfjac

        I don’t want her as President. I want someone Progressive not another neo-liberal. However, a republican’t in the White House would be another disaster, that would reverse all the gains we’ve made since the last asshole who happened to have been republican’t was in the White House.

      • Jim

        Both of you are right on. Bush was an inconceivably bad President, clueless from the start, lazy, arrogant and puerile. Obama, I can’t tell about. He seems like the guy who was told, on the day he took the oath, that if he wanted his family to live he better not rock the boat. That’s actually a kind, forgiving analysis otherwise I’d have to believe he’s the most cold blooded liar ever elected ( since Nixon anyway) President.

    • surfjac

      I learned to down-shift and rarely use the brakes.

      • P`tar

        Thank you. You are correct.

  • DavidD

    As usual the situation in the Mid East which is very complex is being used by Fox so it can pander to the simplistic desire of it’s chosen audience to blame the problem on the Kenyan Muslim black guy which they feel should have no authority over white people like them.
    While they say they respect both the Constitution and the Bible it is obvious they have little actual knowledge of either of them or they would not rely on Fox for their exclusive news source.
    Fox profits by selling gold futures,rascal scooters and Ronco products and pushes a thought process that they can use to influence public policy in their intrest not their viewers.
    Same old scam,different day,different issue but the basic intent remains the same.
    It’s past time to bring back the Fairness Doctrine the Reagan administation did away with.The public airways exist for the benifit of all the people.Along with the public lands they should benifit all of us not just the intrests that seek to exploit them soley for private gain..

  • DebbieKat

    You know what’s not helpful? WAR.

  • surfjac

    Y’know what chucklehead ms. miller?…that little episode in Iraq cost taxpayers in this country over a TRILLION Dollars, over 4,000 American lives lost and countless veterans who are injured who will be in need of care throughout their lives because little george and the big dick lied to America about why we “needed” to go into that f-ing desert nation.
    I’m sorry, you don’t get to PASS THE BUX here! For being the miserable con artist you were, you shouldn’t be permitted to open your mouth for anything other than asking for more food at the dinner table and then I hope someone says, “NO”.

  • Erdman West

    Stop the REPUB REICH!

  • Rep Jim Hankle

    Bush and Cheney saved Iraq and it’s unpatriotic for these unintelligent liberals to question it. We would all be taking summer vacations there by now if HUSSEIN Obama didn’t screw it up.

    • a.mann

      That’s some good sh’t you smoking……

    • Jim

      That’s hysterical! Who are you really?

      • Rep Jim Hankle

        Just a freedom loving civil servant defending the world from Obama tyranny #VoteHankle

  • Stephen Polasky

    Ya know, when something bad happens, often there is someone who IS at fault, who made a decision that got us into a mess from which there is no clean way to fix. Such is the situation in Iraq, and the blame does lie squarely on the GW Bush Administration for getting us into it.