Friday, November 11, 2005

Bush on Veteran's Day

Bush is upset over criticism of the Iraq war? Revisionist history at work, he says:
(CNN) -- President Bush Friday accused critics of the Iraq war of distorting the events that led to the U.S. invasion, saying Democrats viewed the same intelligence and came to similar conclusions.

"While it's perfectly legitimate to criticize my decision or the conduct of the war, it is deeply irresponsible to rewrite the history of how that war began," the president said.

That's right, Mr. President. All of us Democrats and war critic revisionists are questioning why the US invaded Iraq, the central location of the war on terror, to fight those who attacked us on 9-11 on their shores, not ours. Even though Iraq wasn't the central location for the war on terror until you made it so, and those who attacked us on 9-11 had nothing to do with Iraq.

But maybe it's because you were authorized to use force to disarm Saddam and the ominous nuclear program he had. Remember that "smoking gun in the shape of a mushroom cloud"? All that Yellowcake he was buying from Niger even though he had tons of the stuff already.

Or maybe it was because we thought you were going there to disarm Saddam, taking away his chemical and biological weapons that you told us he had. Remember, mobile chemical labs, crop dusters with Anthrax, gallons of Saran?

Or maybe it was because we thought Saddam was a really bad guy. Remember, he was a dangerous thug who posed a threat to the US of A. We would be greeted as liberator with flowers not IUDs.

Or maybe it was because we wanted to spread Democracy in the middle east. Remember all those purple fingers and all those corners we turned? All those Democratically elected candidates who's names and pictures where kept secret up until election day. That Constitution the US helped shape, write and revise for them.

Or maybe it was the deaths of over 2,000 service men and women who died for a noble cause, even though you have yet to define what that noble cause they died for is, where the course we are staying is headed, and how this endless war will be won.

Mr. President, you and your administration are the revisionists. You and the Republican leaders are responsible for this war. You and the Republicans leaders are suspect in your ethics, as evidenced by indictments for top leaders like Scotter Libby, Tom DeLay, and investigations into Bill Frist's insider trading just to name the top leaders.

Democrats and war critics are revisionists? If so, we learned from you.