Monday, October 16, 2017

Bush's war?

We're reposting this from THE COMMON ILLS:

Bush's war?

That's the way it's often referred to.

But Bully Boy Bush didn't control Congress.

The front page in 2002. Congress authorizes Bush to use force against Iraq.

At the time of the vote, Republicans controlled the House of Representatives and the Senate was controlled by the Democrats.

Since 2001, every Democratic presidential ticket has had at least one person who voted for the Iraq War.

In 2000, it was Al Gore with Joe Lieberman (Joe would vote for the war two years later).

In 2004, it was John Kerry with John Edwards (both voted for the Iraq War).

In 2008, it was Barack Obama with Joe Biden (Joe voted for the Iraq War).

The same ticket in 2012 (ibid).

In 2016, it was Hillary Clinton with Tim Kaine (Hillary voted for the Iraq War).

Bully Boy Bush wanted war.  Congress (and the media) helped him start it.

(And of course, Barack continued it).

Come 2020, think we could have someone on the ticket who, in Congress, opposed the Iraq War?

Because no one who did has made the presidential ticket in this century.

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