As I had previously discussed in a previous blog entry, the Bush administration has done what no other administration had done to our nation; endanger the security of the nation because of narrow ideological self-interests.
Now, after years of lying, conniving, and deviously manipulating the truth, Bush the Younger wants us to believe that he is blameless for the mess he leaves this country to clean up. In interviews with ABC’s Charles Gibson, outgoing president Bush maintains that he and his senior advisors were mislead by faulty intelligence in the run up to the Iraq invasion.
The Liar-in-Chief had this to say to Gibson when asked if he could “do it over”,
“I don’t know-the biggest regret of all the presidency has to have been the intelligence failure in Iraq. A lot of people put their reputations on the line and said the weapons of mass destruction is [sic] a reason to remove Saddam Hussein. It wasn’t just people in my administration; a lot of members in Congress, prior to my arrival in Washington D.C., during the debate on Iraq, a lot of leaders of nations around the world were all looking at the same intelligence. And, you know, that’s not a do-over, but I wish the intelligence had been different, I guess.”
Again, Bush continues to shamelessly peddle the “bad intelligence” point and now he even blames those in Congress “prior to his arrival” for his Iraq failures. The only people who got it wrong prior to his arrival were his neo-conservative cohorts at the Project for a New American Century (PNAC). The run-up to the Iraq invasion did not start after September 11, 2001 but much earlier. In this 1998 letter to then President Clinton, the PNAC had already determined that Iraq was a nation that needed to be dealt with. Once Bush was installed into office, he and his gang of ideological thugs were determined to remove Saddam Hussein. The tragedy of 9/11 became a convenient motive. Unfortunately, there are no “do-overs” for over 4,000 service personnel and tens of thousands of Iraqis.
Here in the United States we have this saying, “…fool me once, shame on – shame on you. Fool me – you can’t get fooled again.” Mr. Bush needs to realize that he is not fooling anyone this time around.