Saturday, March 17, 2007
Who was right and who was wrong
Juan Cole is widely considered by the wingnuts to be only a millimeter away from being a terrorist himself. Here is what he said on March 19, 2003:
I remain convinced that, for all the concerns one might have about the aftermath, the removal of Saddam Hussein and the murderous Baath regime from power will be worth the sacrifices that are about to be made on all sides. The rest of us have a responsibility to work to see that the lives lost are redeemed by the building of a genuinely democratic and independent Iraq in the coming years.
He was wrong. The building of a democratic and independent Iraq was never a reasonable or feasible goal as long as the overarching goal of making the Middle East safe for both Israel and for U.S. oil companies was a higher priority.
The late Molly Ivins was considered by the wingnuts to be some Commie who hated the troops. Here is what she said:
I assume we can defeat Hussein without great cost to our side (God forgive me if that is hubris). The problem is what happens after we win. The country is 20 percent Kurd, 20 percent Sunni and 60 percent Shiite. Can you say, "Horrible three-way civil war?" And as George W. Bush himself once said, "Unrest in the Middle East causes unrest throughout the region."
Right now she's standing at the Pearly Gates alongside the archangel Michael, looking down and lettin' loose with some of that salty Texas language that she loved so much because being right was the last thing she wanted in this case. I figure she isn't going to condescend to actually enter Heaven until the war is actually over and done or maybe not even until Dear Leader's soul is on that down escalator to get an eternal spanking by his spiritual daddy. Molly was kinda stubborn that way.
- Badtux the History Penguin
Labels: George W. Bush, iraq
Posted by: BadTux / 3/17/2007 09:40:00 PM