October 30, 2013

Mistake vs. Lie

I want you to view this video again. And again, if need be. It's since been revealed that the administration knew this clearly wasn't the case. Your typical average American would call this a "lie."

Rewind back to 2002: Then-President G.W. Bush claimed that Saddam Hussein's Iraq possessed weapons of mass destruction (WMD), and this was the major -- but not the only -- reason his administration used to justify a US invasion. Despite echoing exactly what numerous Democrats had said not very long prior, Bush was accused by Democrats of "lying" when US forces turned up no (or outdated) WMD in Iraq. I think Scott Monje pretty much encapsulates my view about the whole Iraq mess during Bush's two terms. It wasn't that Pres. Bush lied about WMD; it's that after Sept. 11, 2001, he and his administration were going to use any and every excuse to once and for all stop Saddam from f***ing around with us and the UN. Questionable intel was overlooked or ignored. Do I exonerate Mr. Bush for the invasion? Absolutely not. But besides him selectively choosing the best intel to "make his case," again I ask: Why would Bush "lie" knowing American forces would find zilch WMD? This makes no sense. It's as if W had a presidential suicide wish.

Or, to put it more succinctly, Bush made a [big] mistake.

But nothing will ever convince hardcore moonbats of this. Yet, they'll make every excuse in the book for Pres. I-Don't-Knowbama's outright falsehood about keeping your health insurance if you want to ... among [many?] other things. I wonder if the LGOMB's "El Somnambulo," for instance, will ever change his avatar from a pic of Pres. Bush holding up a prison number, to one of Boss Obama doing same.

Cheeyeah, right. How silly of me. That'd be racist.

Posted by Hube at October 30, 2013 05:43 PM | TrackBack

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In all likelihood, Bush made a mistake regarding WMD's. It's as simple as that, although I figure the moonbats will always believe that he "lied" and nothing will shake them from that belief, just as they refuse to criticize Obama for lying about the healthcare plan.

Posted by: Carl at October 30, 2013 06:01 PM

" he[Bush] and his administration were going to use any and every excuse(lie)"

Posted by: delacrat at October 31, 2013 07:24 AM

*Yawn*

Posted by: Hube at October 31, 2013 07:25 AM

I think, in both cases, it was bureaucracy. The people feeding Bush information about the WMD had skin in the game and wanted a particular outcome. Thus they downplayed the doubts in favor of their preferred outcome. I think exactly the same thing happened with Obamacare. He wanted the law passed come hell or high water. His underlings obfuscated the very important fact that hundreds of thousands of people would lose their insurance. The age old principle of "tell the boss what he wants to hear, the truth be damned" always holds.

Posted by: Duffy at October 31, 2013 11:04 AM

That's a good point, Duffy. They probably just acted on bad intelligence.

Posted by: Carl at October 31, 2013 02:06 PM

4,486 US dead plus countless Iraqi dead because of Bush's "excuse", and Hube "yawns".

Posted by: delacrat at October 31, 2013 04:33 PM

No, I just yawn when morally relativistic moonbats think they're making a "point."

Posted by: Hube at October 31, 2013 05:35 PM

Need I remind the moonbat of what Democrats were saying about the WMD's... namely, the exact same thing as Bush? Hube linked to it, after all.

Posted by: Carl at October 31, 2013 06:40 PM

It doesn't matter, Carl. Bush is the anti-Christ (or simply evil incarnate, for the atheists) because shut up. And Israel is, too.

Posted by: Hube at October 31, 2013 06:42 PM

That's true. They refuse to let facts and logic penetrate their insane worldview.

Posted by: Carl at October 31, 2013 06:45 PM

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