Of course not! That is, however, where the mantra, lock-step left are taking it. They just haven't quite gotten the cojones to say it...yet. That may
be due to instruction. Perhaps the general public haven't been softened up quite enough for that pill to be swallowed, again yet...
Edit: Afterthought, perhaps timing this accusation just before the next presidential election as a last ditch election ploy? Possible...
Therefore this thread.
It is, in part, a personal vent. Also an opportunity/challenge for the left , and anyone else who believes the above to make their case, be it
opinion, link or perceived proof.... in other words, no holds barred, unrestricted opining on the issue.
I challenge the 'left' or those that support this particular view, or even a lesser version of it, to put up or shut up. so to speak.
I also challenge those on the 'right' or again, those that think that the spin/mantra against both has been a 'crock' to put up or shut up. Opinion,
fact, or link, it matters not. ( personally, I blame the those that also disagree with the above of 'bowing out', ignoring the spin as a form of
contribution to it's gaining traction.) "all it takes if good men doing nothing....."
The last part of this thread allows for the alternatives. What would have a Democrat President have done? What would Gore likely have done? What were
Bush and Cheney's alternatives? The consequences of those 'alternatives'?
Yes, that IS speculation. Yet, making a decision requires the measure of those potential consequences and MUST be considered. In a sense, as we will
likely never have all the information behind these events, then this whole thread is, to some degree 'speculation'. So be it.
My turn/vent. How the hell did we get from the obvious evil that Saddam was, the multitude of evil both within and outside Iraq that the world knew
and loudly proclaimed-both on the left and right- to a point where Bush and Cheney are now the preeminent 'evils' of the 21st. century?
I say, first and foremost, spin! Pure and simple. Some based on the lousy results of those choices, some perhaps based on personal losses as a result
of those choices, many for pure political purposes.
One Note: For, at least this thread, let's keep in mind that the higher the 'IQ', the more likely alternative scenarios can be conceived, especially
when all the information isn't forthcoming. Higher IQ/creativity WILL result in more variations than in a roomful of twits...
I will try to keep my temper in check and hope that the posters will as well.
edit on 23-9-2015 by nwtrucker because: afterthought.