If you have any recall, you should remember the Bush Administration convinced the world that Saddam Hussein possessed weapons of mass destruction including nuclear weapons.
The first 20 seconds of the following video captures the essence of the US invasion of Iraq and the reaming three plus minutes speak volumes about the "Big Lie."
Chris Matthews, MSNBC's Hardball, and Former Deputy CIA Director, Mike Morrell. (historic interview)
Cheney's lie validated via the ultimate insider: a deputy Director of the US CIA.
Thus, the nation and the world followed the Bush/Cheney WMD lie and charged into Iraq. As we approached the 2016 General Elections, attention tot he wisdom or lack there of in charging into Iraq is blossoming liek a seasonal Rose bulb.
Earlier in the week and just after Lindsey Graham, US Senator (R) South Carolina, Medite reported on Graham's comment about the Iraq War. Will Graham try to carve a nomination niche withy ultra hawkish rhetoric. He via his comments of yesterday literally admitted that the US invaded iraq for reason well beyond the fraud of "WMD." "Knowing what we know now, I'd have found other ways to kill Saddam Hussein." Well damn!
Two plus trillion dollars against us federal expenditure, 4500 plus US troops and contracts dead, hundreds of thousands of Iraqis dead...and the foundation birth of what has become ISIS.
Graham's campaign moves to yet another level. He now states the US should keep troops in the Middle East forever!
Rand (Cost of Overseas Posture)
Could Lindsey Graham experience many such cognitive fits of ignorance? Maybe, he is simply campaign lying to carve-out a bit more polling points. In any case the charts just above place his "Middle East forever" comments ion true perspective. Are you willing to spend more federal dollars stationing troops abroad, while the GOP fights to reduce taxes that disproportionately help the rich? Didn't we go through this scenario before.
US TROOPS IN THE MIDDLE EAST FOREVER!
by Matt Wilstein | 7:11 pm, June 2nd, 2015
Since officially announcing his 2016 presidential campaign yesterday, Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) has made it clear that he disagrees with the wing of the Republican Party — namely, Rand Paul — that favors a slightly more isolationist approach for foreign policy. Now, in a new interview with Meet the Press host Chuck Todd, Graham has confirmed that he does not believe the U.S. should ever give up its presence in the Middle East.
After Graham said that as president he would arm the Ukrainians, leave troops in Afghanistan, add more troops in Iraq and recruit allies to start a new war in Syria, Todd asked him, “How do you get out?”
“You don’t get out,” Graham replied. Like Japan and Germany after World War II, the senator said he would keep troops in the region indefinitely. “I think you have to be involved in the Mideast militarily, politically, economically,” he said. “If you’re not, you’re making a huge mistake.”
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Now, give the screed a more humorous yet poignant look at Graham ridiculousness statement.
Jon Stewart, The Daily Show