Though John McCain claims he “misspoke” after blaming President Obama for ISIS last week, he still planted more distortion into the minds of Republican voters.
Senator Barbara Boxer (Dem-California), who is retiring this year, has been in politics for over three decades. She has served five presidents, and has been a member of both the the House and the Senate. On June 16th she straightened John McCain out on the subject of ISIS.
“Senator John McCain should understand that Bush’s mishandling of the Iraq War was ‘directly responsible’ for ISIS.”
And BOOM — there it is.
Amy Goodman with Democracy Now! presented excerpts of the Condoleezza Rice confirmation hearings in 2005. In this first exchange between Senator Boxer and Condoleezza Rice, we see another example of Boxer’s fearlessness in demanding the truth from those involved with the Iraq War.
Senator Barbara Boxer to Condoleeza Rice: “Now, the war was sold to the American people, as Chief of Staff to President Bush Andy Card said, like a "new product." Those were his words. Remember, he said, "You don’t roll out a new product in the summer." Now, you rolled out the idea and then you had to convince the people, as you made your case with the president.
And I personally believe — this is my personal view — that your loyalty to the mission you were given, to sell this war, overwhelmed your respect for the truth. And I don’t say it lightly, and I’m going to go into the documents that show your statements and the facts at the time.
Now, I don’t want the families of those 1,366 troops that were killed or the 10,372 that were wounded to believe for a minute that their lives and their bodies were given in vain, because when your commander-in-chief asks you to sacrifice yourself for your country, it is the most noble thing you can do to answer that call.
I am giving their families, as we all are here, all the support they want and need. But I also will not shrink from questioning a war that was not built on the truth.”
Bush and Cheney caused the massive and horrible deaths of hundreds of thousands of civilians, including innocent defenseless children. And when you watch your children, family members, and loved ones senselessly bombed and slaughtered by America, you become enraged and you might want to seek revenge, thus WE created more terrorists and terrorism. Bush and Cheney helped create ISIS. Full stop.
Thank you, Barbara Boxer, for never being afraid to speak out, and continuously demanding truth and reason. We will miss you.
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