Monday, June 16, 2014

There's No Such Thing As A Good Republican President


Conservatism kills.

As Iraq erupts once again, it's time to see that when Republicans are voted in, something evil this way comes.

Let's take a look at that first sentence from the pic by Republican Family Values, "Republicans lied the USA into a war," and analyze the Bush 43 presidency...

Allen Clifton has an article at, "Will Republicans Finally Admit George W. Bush was One of the Worst Presidents in History?," that tells us "He never caught Osama bin Laden (Obama did). His economic policies nearly sent our country into a second Great Depression. He doubled our national debt. He took us from a balanced budget to record deficits. Over 4,400 American men and women died in Iraq based on a lie and now that nation is falling into the hands of those very same insurgents our troops died fighting (as many had predicted it would the moment we left). The war in Afghanistan accomplished essentially nothing (until Obama got into office, then we finally found and killed bin Laden). The American auto industry nearly collapsed on his watch (Obama had to save it). The list just goes on and on..."


And why the fuss?  Simon Malloy's article at, "Neocon lunatics are back: Right-wing Wall Street Journal calls for reinvading Iraq," subtitled, "After being disastrously wrong about it the first time, conservative 'thought leaders' have their own war plan..."

Neocon lunatics are back: Right-wing Wall Street Journal calls for reinvading Iraq

Our hangover is also "Obama’s Bush hangover," as Edward-Isaac Dovere explains at

" Six years in, Barack Obama is still battling a Bush hangover.

"The rising chaos in Iraq — and the blame game over who’s responsible — are the latest reminders that halfway through his own second term, he’s still often more consumed by dealing with the legacy of President George W. Bush than building his own.

From Gorilla Pig:

As Richard Norton-Taylor tells us at, "New evidence: CIA and MI6 were told before invasion that Iraq had no active WMD."

"BBC’s Panorama reveals fresh evidence that agencies dismissed intelligence from Iraq foreign minister and spy chief

"Fresh evidence is revealed today about how MI6 and the CIA were told through secret channels by Saddam Hussein’s foreign minister and his head of intelligence that Iraq had no active weapons of mass destruction.

"Tony Blair told parliament before the war that intelligence showed Iraq’s nuclear, chemical, and biological weapons programme was 'active,' 'growing' and “up and running.'"


If you like debating Sheeplets online, here are "7 Talking Points You Need for Discussing the Iraq Crisis, Especially if you're talking to a Republican braying for US military action," from David Corn at Mother Jones...

"1. George W. Bush and Dick Cheney invaded Iraq with no clear and comprehensive plan for what to do after the invasion and the end of Saddam Hussein's regime. Weeks before the war, the administration stated there was no reason to fear that sectarian conflict would ensue after Saddam was booted..."

And finally, from Dick Cheney's flunky, "George Bush: 'God told me to end the tyranny in Iraq'" as the dimwit "President told Palestinians God also talked to him about Middle East peace."

"George Bush has claimed he was on a mission from God when he launched the invasions of Afghanistan and Iraq, according to a senior Palestinian politician in an interview to be broadcast by the BBC later this month.

"Mr Bush revealed the extent of his religious fervour when he met a Palestinian delegation during the Israeli-Palestinian summit at the Egpytian resort of Sharm el-Sheikh, four months after the US-led invasion of Iraq in 2003."

George Bush believes he is on a mission from God, according to the politician Nabil Shaath. Photograph: Charles Dharapak/AP
George Bush believes he is on a mission from God, according to the politician Nabil Shaath. Photograph: Charles Dharapak/AP

So, do you miss him yet?


"Remember, too, that the first essential of doing a job well is to want to see the job
done. Make no mistake about this: the Republican leadership today is not against
the way we have done the job. The Republican leadership is against the job’s being

Franklin Delano Roosevelt.