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  •  The War Criminal charge stems from the (5+ / 0-)

    pre-911 plan of the Bush Administration to invade Iraq, the selective editing of the intel reports by the White House post-9/11, & the promotion of torture, all criminal/treasonous acts.  

    I'd agree with you that, absent those things, a decision to attack Iraq could be viewed as simply a bad move based on emotions running high & intelligence failures.  But those things are present.  I'd urge you to check into them.  

    I think it's OK for you to feel how you feel/believe what you believe until you change; you don't deserve an inquisition to make you fall in line (although you had to know you were gonna get one).  Just keep reading & learning, & pick up books that might still piss you off; say, The Prosecution of George W. Bush For Murder, by prosecutor Vincent Bugliosi.  Watch Taxi To The Dark Side.  You've come a long way, but there are miles of trail ahead.

    Before elections have their consequences, Activism has consequences for elections.

    by Leftcandid on Wed Feb 06, 2013 at 10:43:12 AM PST

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    •  Read Bugliosi's Book (0+ / 0-)

      Also the one on Kennedy.

      Found Hitchens' book on Kissinger a lot more convincing.

      It wasn't selective editing as much as it was just really aggressive interpretations of intelligence.

      I'm just not bothered much by those downsides of Bush's presidency.

      It's more the deregulation and other trends he continued in that area. That's what really hurts, not a couple of overseas conflicts.

    •  yes, that comment tells me there are miles ... (1+ / 0-)
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      to go....I cannot see how anyone can defend (in foresight, which I was using at the time, and CERTAINLY in hindsight) attacking (and toppling) Iraq.  A random casual student of the middle east would know the trouble we would have with Iran the moment we defeated the true enemy of our enemies.  Oh yes, Sun Tzu loves (SNARK...i cannot use italics on this browser) Bush's neocon "warriors".  Assholes all.  

      We're finding it's pretty hard to control Iran, right?  No wonder sadaam boasted about nasty weapons and was a total murderous asshole.  He lived next door to all that.  And they to him.

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      by Floyd Blue on Thu Feb 07, 2013 at 05:05:01 AM PST

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      •  I've yet to read Imperial Hubris, but (0+ / 0-)

        I think we can recognize it in the Bush Administration (& to a lesser extent it remains in the Obama Administration).

        When those February 2001 Cheney task force maps dividing Iraq's oil fields among Western oil corps. were discovered via FOIA, the truth became crystal clear to anyone who didn't refuse to believe because of how 9/11 affected them emotionally.  But millions still don't know the basic facts of Bush Administration war plans for Iraq that predated 9/11.  

        Before elections have their consequences, Activism has consequences for elections.

        by Leftcandid on Thu Feb 07, 2013 at 07:03:06 AM PST

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