Tuesday, March 10, 2020

Editorial: Joe's latest Iraq claim should be addressed

We don't know which was more shocking -- what Joe Biden said or where he said it? After all, Lawrence O'Donnell serves up an hour of blow hardery, not news. His inability to provide actual news may be why he failed to explore it when it popped up live on his MSNBC show.

Former Vice President Joe Biden appeared on Lawrence's show and declared that, in 2002 when he was a US Senator and voted for war on Iraq, he knew that Saddam Hussein had no Weapons of Mass Destruction. For any who forgot or who never knew, WMD was the justification given for war on Iraq. No WMDS were ever found because Iraq didn't have them. Now, in 2020, Joe states that in 2002, when he voted for the Iraq War, he knew Iraq did not have WMDs but he voted anyway.

If O'Donnell were a journalist of any form -- or eve a good talk show host -- he would have actively pursued this assertion.

He didn't.

Will anyone?

It's a very big deal.

The Iraq War continues. On Sunday, two more Americans were killed

From the US Defense Dept:

                                                               Immediate Release

DOD Identifies Marine Casualties

March 10, 2020                                      
The Department of Defense announced today the death of two Marines who were supporting Operation Inherent Resolve.
The following Marines died March 8, 2020 while supporting Iraqi Security Forces in north central Iraq. The incident is under investigation.
Gunnery Sgt. Diego D. Pongo, 34, of Simi Valley, California.
Capt. Moises A. Navas, 34, of Germantown, Maryland.
Both Marines were assigned to 2nd Marine Raider Battalion, Marine Forces Special Operations Command, Camp Lejeune, North Carolina.
For more information regarding Gunnery Sgt. Diego D. Pongo and Capt. Moises A. Navas, media may contact the Marine Forces Special Operations Command Communication Strategy office at marsocofficial@socom.mil.

The corporate media pretends the Iraq War does not matter in the current election. The lives of Pongo and Navas -- as well as the US service members killed before them and the over one million Iraqis killed -- demonstrate otherwise. Joe needs to answer for his actions and his statements and that does include his new announcement that he knew there were no WMD in Iraq with the implied follow up of 'but I voted for it anyway.'

This is not minor and goes to how he is not fit to be President of the United States.

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