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Fri Aug 30, 2013, 10:37 AM

Because Bush Lied, More Children will Die

By now, most of us have seen pictures of the innocent children who were murdered by nerve gas, provided by the Syrian regime. Truly horrific. If anyone in our country did that to, say, a kitten or a penguin, the punishment would have been severe and already have been meted out. But Assad has killed thousands of human beings and is now gleefully thumbing his nose at the world. Why is he getting away with gassing little kids?

One word: Iraq. Because the Bushistas lied the world into invading that country, nobody believes Obama now. We hear it at the UN, see it in Parliaments and Congress, and read about it in the media. Citizens of the world hear “Weapons of Mass Destruction” and immediately say “bulls***”.

Bush The Dumber has much to answer for, from 9/11 to the Middle East and the global economic collapse. But this may be the most heartbreaking result of his ill-advised and illegitimate occupation of the White House: because he and his cabal lied about WMD in Iraq all those years ago, people are justifiably suspicious when a President talks about WMD being used today.

And that suspicion leads to inaction. Said inaction is then taken by a brutal, murdering dictator as tacit permission to kill at will. Which he is doing even as we speak.

Another hod of brimstone will surely be heaped upon the fire when the Shrub meets his maker. Punishment for the deaths of these poor children, who died convulsing in agony and struggling to breathe through the lungs that were destroyed by chemical weapons in Syria. But Bush’s eventual and eternal punishment will not bring the kids and their mothers back to life, nor will it make it any easier to stop such international war crimes from happening in the future.

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Response to riqster (Original post)

Fri Aug 30, 2013, 10:43 AM

1. what a load. first of all learning the lessons of rushing off to war, is a good thing not

 

a negative, rigster, old boy.

More children will die in violence in Syria whatever the fuck the U.S. does. that isn't rocket science.

The potential negatives arising from any strike far outweigh the positives.

And if Obama goes it without either U.N. sanction or Congress, he committing a frankly illegal act.

Your views are nothing but extreme and thoughtless partisanship.





There aren't enough puke smilies in the world for your op.

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Response to riqster (Original post)

Fri Aug 30, 2013, 10:43 AM

2. Wrong.

The world does not see strikes as improving anything.

Global reaction has little or nothing to do with governments thinking Obama is lying.

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Response to riqster (Original post)

Fri Aug 30, 2013, 10:45 AM

3. I can spare an extra smiley for this OP.



-Laelth

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Response to riqster (Original post)

Fri Aug 30, 2013, 10:53 AM

4. So the best I can say about this tripe is that you pretend that Obama did not wave away Bushco

 

crimes and lies and ordered us, the America people, to 'turn the page and look away' or some such rhetoric. If he is now bound because of those lies, it is only because he helped protect the lies and the liars, his choice, not the people's choice.
This is what he wanted. He's got it.

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Response to riqster (Original post)

Fri Aug 30, 2013, 11:27 AM

5. Bush's rush to invade Iraq has assured there'll be MANY situations in the world

that the US will never be able to address for decades to come.

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Response to blm (Reply #5)

Fri Aug 30, 2013, 11:30 AM

6. Not just the US.

The UK, having been lied to by Blair, is in the same position.

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Response to riqster (Original post)

Fri Aug 30, 2013, 11:53 AM

7. Let me be clear

 

Yes, WMDs were used, what is far from clear is by who. Nor is this the first time.

Give me unassailable proof, and that will change opinions. Right now that s lacking and this attack supports, among others, al Qaida on the ground

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Response to riqster (Original post)

Fri Aug 30, 2013, 11:56 AM

8. Odd how this meme is suddenly being pushed by so many.


I haven't seen this argument until today, and I've now seen it five different times.

Support a military strike or you're a Bushista? Yeah, right.

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Response to Dreamer Tatum (Reply #8)

Fri Aug 30, 2013, 11:59 AM

9. People are hard at work trying to figure out how to strike Syria without having to assign any

responsibility to the Obama administration.

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Response to riqster (Original post)

Fri Aug 30, 2013, 12:55 PM

10. People should respond to the words posted, and not the ones existing in their own minds.

I did not call for intervention.

I did not call anyone on DU a Bushista.

I did say words to effect of "Fuck Bush for creating this state of affairs". Seemed like a pretty reasonable sentiment to express on DU.

And that, ladies and gentlemen, is all I said. Everything else is stuff all y'all dreamed up on your own.

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