We Badly Fucked Up Iraq

May 11, 2009 at 3:49 pm | Posted in American politics | 4 Comments

Just watched No End in Sight, a documentary about how badly we fucked up Iraq. What the hell happened to us that we allowed ourselves to have such idiots lead us, George W. Bush, Dick Cheney, Donald Rumsfeld, Condoleezza Rice, and to actually believe a single word that came out of their mouths.

George Bush thinks his legacy will be saved in time. No, it won’t. Even controlling for the idea that removing Saddam was the right thing to do, the fact that Bush oversaw the utterly awful transition period will shame any historian from saying much nice about Bush.

The sad part of the documentary is that Charles Ferguson made it before the revelations that Bush used torture to gain the false leads between Iraq and Al-Qaeda, particularly trying to gain that golden nugget from KSM in March 2003, by waterboarding him 183 times. Bush badly wanted for KSM to reveal the connection that never existed.

Truly awful. I still believe he is the worst president the United States has ever had. And that does account for some truly stinky presidents back in the 1800s.



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  1. Such language!

  2. Dude, that’s how bad we’ve been in Iraq. I can’t think of a single word that would better describe, with the visceral punch, than that word. I remember seeing the news over the past seven years, watching in real time our awful discourse on Iraq. This documentary puts it all in a neat, short segment.

  3. Ok, but is this anything new?

    Worst President is still James Buchanan. Hands down.

  4. no, nothing really new, except we’re still there.

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