Democrats and their media lied about President George W. Bush during their own “Bush-Lied Era” which likely prolonged the Iraq War by emboldening our Islamist enemies to hold out until Democrats were in control of the White House as well as Congress.
But why are we discussing the Iraq War in 2015 that began in 2003 and ended in 2011? Because Democrats and their media are in the process of trying to discredit Republican presidental candidates with the, “If we knew then what we know now” question, concerning our failure to discover stockpiles of WMD after the invasion. Of course we only know now what we know now, and the only way to know for certain that Saddam Hussein did not have WMD after 9/11, was to search his country inch-by-inch. No CIA intel could have proven a negative in any event and given Saddam’s previous use of WMD and ongoing defiance of the UN inspectors and the ceasefire of the first Kuwait War, it was so essential to make sure after 9/11 that Iraq had no WMD that could finish off New York City and the rest of the Fruited Plain.
In fact is was so imperative to Democrats in 2003 that they demanded a second vote authorizing the use of military force in Iraq so that more Democrats could vote for it than had the first time a few months earlier.
The New York Times has confirmed that we actually found WMD and Bob Woodward of the Washington Post confirms that President Bush didn’t lie. Neither Woodward nor the Beltway publications are pals with the GOP. Nor was Bill Clinton who relied upon the same CIA intel in justifying his bombing of Iraq and congressional resolution of need to remove Saddam in the late 1990s.
This writer thinks Saddam had to be removed regardless of any intel given Saddam’s total record before 9/11, much less afterward when to have left him in power would have rendered our deterrent feckless. Usama bin Laden himself said that the fact that Saddam essentially won the first Gulf War with the United States, since we did not remove him from power, emboldened him and al Qaeda to carry out 9/11 and earlier attacks on the U.S. abroad. Instructively, after we captured Saddam from a rat-hole, Libya surrendered their WMD to Bush.
President Obama inherited a stable and democratic Iraq as an ally of the U.S. Those were his words in 2011 when thanking the troops.
The Bush Surge worked because Bush stayed the course as Democrats lied to our enemies. Staying the course is what allowed the Iraqis to trust us and give us the intel for the surge and together with waterboarding, to get the intel for Obama to find UBL.
Then Obama surrendered Iraq in 2011 thus handing it over to ISIS and Iran, the latter of which is the real leader of the Islamist War against us and Western civilization. Obama seems also to be begging Iran to let us help him get nuclear weapons, even though they have vowed to destroy Israel and us. We had Iran surrounded when Bush left office and had we left a residual force of 10 to 15, 000 troops in a safe base there would have been no ISIS taking cities in Iraq.
Yet, Democrats claim that ISIS is worse than Saddam and thus Bush’s creation.
Never mind Saddam’s assassination attempt on Bush41 and use of WMD on the Kurds. Never mind his overt sponsorship of terror on TV, firing on US planes, all after 9/11. Saddam killed hundreds of thousands of his own people, many in wood chippers at Abu Ghraib, invaded Kuwait and Iran. Millions were killed in those wars. He gave safe haven to terrorists including Abu Nidal and maintained a half a jet in the desert where hijackers trained and paid the families of suicide bombers on TV before and after 9/11.
ISIS is a snotty nose punk compared to Saddam’s former terror nation state, and they are the creation of President Barack Hussein Obama. Iran remains, with Russia’s nuclear and naval help, the main terror enemy and yet it appears that Obama allies with Iran. God save us until this interloper leaves the White House in 2017.
“One man with courage makes a majority.” – Andrew Jackson