It’s an absolute embarrassment to this country that Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) is a member of our Congress. While that can be said for many politicians serving in our government, it’s especially true for this babbling idiot.
But the truth is, the only reason why Gohmert represents Texas’ 1st District is because of Republican gerrymandering just over a decade ago. Before that shakeup, the district he currently occupies was considered the state’s 4th District and strongly favored the Democratic party.
Just for the record, that’s how elections are rigged.
Well, recently during an interview with a Virginia radio talk show, Gohmert basically said that President Obama is actively trying to help ISIS and that George W. Bush probably wouldn’t have gone to war if he would have known his successor would be so “incompetent.”
“So, thank you very much, Mr. Kaine, but you need to tell your buddy in the Democratic Party to actually start fighting our enemies and quit helping our enemies and help our friends instead and quit worrying about a new AUMF,” Gohmert said. “He would be able to defeat ISIS if he just starts helping our friends and stops helping the enemies.”
“Everybody else wants to ask that question of, ‘Gee, would you have gone into Iraq if you’d known what you know now?’,” he continued. “And I think if President Bush had known that he would have a total incompetent follow him that would not even be able to negotiate a status of forces agreement with Iraq and start helping our enemies and just totally put the Middle East in chaos, then he would have to think twice about doing anything if he had known he would have such a total incompetent leader take over after him. That should be the question.”
I would like to congratulate Gohmert on proving that he seems to know absolutely nothing about what’s gone on since 2003 as it relates to Iraq.
Let’s start off with the president “helping the enemy.” So far we’ve conducted over 3,700 airstrikes against terrorist groups with plenty more planned ahead. I’m not sure how ordering nearly 4,000 airstrikes can be considered “helping the enemy.” Seriously, what does Gohmert want him to do, send in ground troops? I can’t help but notice that while he had plenty of criticism for the president, he offered absolutely no specific examples of what President Obama is doing wrong or any details as to what he should be doing instead.
But the best part might be him saying that Bush probably wouldn’t have gone into Iraq if he knew the next president was going to be so incompetent.
So, is he saying that when Bush started the Iraq War in 2003, he knew it was going to last for six years? Funny, I remember someone landing on an aircraft carrier just two months after the war had begun, declaring “Mission Accomplished.” Besides, he wasn’t even intelligent enough to know what to do once Saddam was removed from power; that’s why we spent the next six years at war in that nation – Bush’s incompetence.
As for the Status of Forces Agreement, sorry, but that was signed by Bush. He’s the president who set the time-table for when our troops had to leave, not President Obama.
Ultimately, much of Gohmert’s rant was based upon attacking the “incompetence” of President Obama – based on mistakes made by Bush. So, in other words, while trying to levy some sort of outrageous attack on the president, all Gohmert really did was showcase just how incompetent George W. Bush was.
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