Thursday, December 4, 2008

Iraq: Getting In and Getting Out.

Revisionist history. Did you see the clips of the Bush interview when he declined to speculate if he still would have invaded Iraq had the intelligence reports said there were no Weapons of Mass Destruction there? Or the clip of Karl Rove saying Bush would not have invaded if only that pesky intelligence had been accurate?

One small problem: While some intelligence said Iraq had WMDs, there was also plenty saying there weren't any there. But those reports were filtered out by Dick Chaney and George “Slam Dunk” Tenet, later the recipient of a Medal of Freedom. (He looks a bit embarassed, doesn't he?)

And something to remember us by. A new agreement signed by both the U.S. and Iraqi governments, sets a deadline for getting our troops out of there … out of Iraqi cities and towns by the end of next June and out of the country completely by the end of 2011. I guess, by that time, the only thing left in Iraq will be the embassy we’re building which, last I heard, is going to cost us nearly a billion dollars. Oh, well ... easy come, easy go.


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