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        Amazing, isn't it? After so many years when everything in Iraq was on the news every night, and that whole Freedom Fries mindset was on display, and if you questioned W, you were the next best thing to a traitor… it just sort of faded away.

        Now Iraq is falling apart after the trillions we spent there and all the lives lost or ruined for "Freedom". Charles P. Pierce has a quick run down. It's worth reading between gloating sessions over Cantor's downfall. Because the GOP is already moving on, and this will be perfect for their need to change the focus on them to something else.

        And it's already starting. Look for it to become the new mega-scandal narrative, how Obama and the Democrats lost Iraq and the Middle East. You know, in hindsight it kind of looks like letting W and company walk away from the mess they made with no accountability just might have been a mistake.

       Meanwhile, the next time your tea bagger uncle, cousin, or neighbor starts to throw Iraq in your face, look 'em right in the eye and ask when they're taking their guns and going over there to do something about it. 'Cause I've got family members in the military now, one whose been there for several tours already, and damned if I want to see either of them fed into the meat grinder so the Republicans can boast about how much bigger their dicks are.

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  •  Tip Jar (3+ / 0-)

    So much for not looking back. We should have taken out the trash when we could, instead of sweeping it under the rug.

    "No special skill, no standard attitude, no technology, and no organization - no matter how valuable - can safely replace thought itself."

    by xaxnar on Wed Jun 11, 2014 at 09:56:47 AM PDT

  •  I think Judgement Day is coming (2+ / 0-)
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    xaxnar, kenwards

    Just in time for 2016. After the '14 election cycle passes, however it turns out, somehow they will face the music. I hope.

  •  I guess Pol Pot was not sufficiently (0+ / 0-)

    educatiknal.

    Hopefully we will catch on.

  •  Totally predictable (1+ / 0-)
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    xaxnar

    I'm no foreign policy or geopolitical expert.

    But I can read. Everything I read about Iraq leading up to the 2003 invasion told me this was a likely scenario.

    A made-up country with three distinct, often antagonistic, groups mushed together within its borders. An area the Ottoman Empire administered as three separate provinces.

    So you take away the strong man ruling the country and turn loose the forces of the suppressed groups kept out of power. Of course it is likely that the "country" flies apart and ends up being 3 distinct entities. And of course makes it likely that one or more of those entities is more beholden to Iran, or more vulnerable to being a breeding ground for extremist groups and activities.

    And of course McCain and Graham and the usual stooges will insist everything was going great until Obama ended the war "prematurely" and let all of W's success fall apart.

    I was going to say the only question is whether the media lets them get away with it. But we already know the answer to that one.

    Blue is blue and must be that but yellow is none the worse for it - Carlisle Wheeling

    by kenwards on Wed Jun 11, 2014 at 10:40:28 AM PDT

    •  This was Ted Kennedy's main point (2+ / 0-)
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      in his argument in the AUMF debate in October 2002:  without Hussein Iraq would predictably go over to civil war, and what exactly were the Bush Administration's plans for dealing with it?  He never got an answer.

  •  I'd say, good thing we got our troops out, or we'd (1+ / 0-)
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    xaxnar

    be in the middle of it and losing 100 /mo all over again.

    You can't make this stuff up.

    by David54 on Wed Jun 11, 2014 at 11:47:55 AM PDT

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