February 11, 2016 by Chris Kite
The current Republican party is very pro-war. They generally want “boots on the ground” in Syria. They don’t want to negotiate with Iran. They are against the huge international agreement that resulted in Iran destroying its ability to create the building blocks of nuclear weapons. Several GOP Presidential hopefuls talk about bombing Syria as if dropping bombs in itself can win a war and end a regime (see, Vietnam, Afghanistan, Iraq). They talk about it as if it doesn’t have huge ramifications not only in the countries we bomb, but at home and throughout the world.
The article linked below shouldn’t be much of a surprise. But it provides real, solid evidence to the fact that key people in the Bush administration, key people that were “selling” the need to invade Iraq, knew pretty well that intelligence was anything but accurate and damning as to the Hussein regime possessing WMDs. That the administration hid it from the likes of Colin Powell and the Senate is despicable. It is pretty obvious that their intentions were to go to war despite a lack of evidence that war was in fact necessary to prevent the deployment of WMDs.
Those that voted for the war did our young men and women in service, and the nation, a big disservice, but can be at least partially forgiven since they didn’t have all the information. But the Bush administration cannot be forgiven. They waged a disastrous war that cost thousands of American lives, hundreds of thousands of Iraqi lives, cost the US trillions of dollars, and created an environment ripe for the creation of ISIS.
It is a good lesson in how the war monger Republicans work. They don’t care about facts or reality. They want to spend good American lives trying to show how tough they are and to help boost the Military-Industrial Complex. And they keep using the same people that created the Iraq disaster to help develop foreign policy.