Republicans Trying to Blame Obama for ISIS are Proving Just How Terrible George W. Bush Was

gwbush_obamaThere’s essentially been one theme among Republicans since President Obama was elected in 2008: Blame him for everything.

They’ve done this because that’s about all they could do. They know how inept President George W. Bush was. That’s why he was nowhere to be found during the 2012 elections. He wasn’t even invited to the Republican National Convention.

Just think about that. Bill Clinton was a keynote speaker for Democrats. George W. Bush wasn’t even invited. 

Republicans wanted nothing to do with the toxic George W. Bush administration. Heck, they still really don’t want anything to do with it. They all know just how bad a president he was.

Why do you think Fox News, and most Republicans, are trying so desperately to blame President Obama for ISIS?

It’s been a common narrative on Fox News the last few weeks that somehow Obama’s policies have led to this ISIS uprising. Though I always notice how they leave out details as to why they claim he’s responsible. They’ll say something like, “His foreign policy has made us look weak, which is empowering these groups.”

A completely vague statement that obviously panders to those who hate President Obama, but ultimately it makes no sense. Because when they make these kinds of statements, they seem to always leave out those little things called details. 

But the truth is that ISIS is taking over parts of Iraq because Bush’s incompetence left Iraq a weak, dysfunctional mess. Which is exactly the kind of situation a terror group like them preys upon.

And the people at Fox News know this. That’s why they’re trying their hardest to blame Obama. Because they sure as heck don’t want people thinking about the real reason why Iraq is such a mess. You know, the Bush administration.

They figure if they can stir up the Obama hatred just enough, it’ll blind people from the glaringly obvious fact that Bush’s policies are what led to this entire mess. Because his administration botched the Iraq War just about as badly as humanly possible.

Right now I’d love for someone to sit Bush, Cheney and Rumsfeld all down and ask them one question: Going into the Iraq War, what was your exit strategy? Two years? Four? Ten? Twenty?

But the fact is, they didn’t have one. And because they didn’t have one, our pull out from Iraq left the nation divided, weak and wide open for some kind of radical Islamic group to try to seize power. Which is exactly what’s happening. Though to Republicans, this is all somehow Obama’s fault.

The more Republicans try to blame this all on President Obama, the more they’re proving just how terrible Bush and his administration were. Because instead of talking about what a success Iraq has turned into thanks to Bush’s policies, Republicans are now trying to blame the brutal chaos that’s taking over the country because of those inept policies on the Obama administration.

Allen Clifton

Allen Clifton is a native Texan who now lives in the Austin area. He has a degree in Political Science from Sam Houston State University. Allen is a co-founder of Forward Progressives and creator of the popular Right Off A Cliff column and Facebook page. Be sure to follow Allen on Twitter and Facebook, and subscribe to his channel on YouTube as well.


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