Once upon a time, the Supreme Court of the United States got involved in a Presidential election and selected GWB. A weak and uninterested Dauphin who was controlled by an authoritarian figure. A figure who embodied the worst characteristics of Machiavelli and Salieri and who, by the way, selected himself as VP. This resulted in a man of very dark character and vision and who’s political pedigree goes back to Richard Nixon in a position to exploit middle east oil reserves All he needed was an excuse, one that could be cloaked in divisive ideological terms that whipped up patriotism and an existential notion of The American way of life.
It also helped that he was a board member of Halliburton. On day one of GWB’s presidency, when in discussions with then Secretary of Defense William Cohen all Cheney want to know about was Iraq.
This is a man who actively took 5 deferments to avoid serving in Viet Nam. A man who stated lie after lie after lie with a sobering professorial tone and the confidence of a talented surgeon.
He was so good that he got others to lie for him. Scooter Libby sacrificed himself, Collin Powell shamed himself and David Addington turned into a whore. John Yoo gave new meaning to the Clinton definition of the word is.
The United States invaded Iraq based upon pure falsehoods and ideological zealotry. Paul Wolfowitz claimed the oil will pay for the war. Now the Chinese are buying it and Iraq is aligned with Iran. A country they were at war with for years. There were no WMD’s. The primary justification for the war. Like all shadowy figures, when exposed they deny deny deny. They hide and obfuscate and yet now, when it comes to Syria and the method of killing becomes a moral issue, we now have the same people who were cheerleaders for ambiguity demanding clarity. The same people who claimed that if you questioned the facts about the war, you were a traitor and on the side of terrorism. They even wanted to rename French Fries Freedom Fries. Now France supports the Presidents position on Syria. I wonder what name they will come up with next.
They have now taken a pacifist’s position for the sole reason that President Obama is consulting congress. Unlike GWB did; other than to ask them to abdicate their sworn duty to declare war (which this action isn’t) by giving the authority to the President. How can the right possibly think this is sticking to principal? Or that people like me won’t see the abject hatred they have for this man just because he lives?
My disdain for the extreme fringe of the right wing goes beyond contempt. I wish I could hold each and everyone of them accountable The hypocrisy is vomit inducing and in the end won’t win the right any elections. They are a scourge and to suddenly declare that they are a voice of reason and that the US shouldn’t be the Sheriff of the word is face smacking. They hate this President no matter what he does. Period. If he walked on water they would complain that he didn’t swim. And it just makes them look more like the fools they are.