21 May, 2015

"Sen. Lindsey Graham: Iraq Was Not A Mistake; Obama, Not Bush, To Blame For Current Mess In Iraq and Syria"

Sen. Lindsey Graham could 
be the Poster-Child For Congress: 

Deniability, Deception, Egocentric, Self-serving, Greedy, and Blaming the other Party for all failings.

So, let us review President Bush's and his administration, as to determine if President Obama was to blame for the the mess we are in. Let's find out if Iraq was justified as Sen. Lindsey Graham claimed? I would offer you my analogy of the word mess as it related to entering the War in Iraq. It's simple but has merit. If your big dog did not poop on your neighbor"s imported Iraqi hand made rug while visiting; would you have any mess to clean up?
Also, as I pointed out earlier the deniability of both political parties; you can expect deniability on anything I present to the reader regarding negativity to either, or both political parties.  

 No, I do not belong to either of these parties that have destroyed America.

Study: Bush, aides made 935 false  statements in run-up to war

Study searched database for statements by Bush, aides, in 2001-2003
Bush made 260 false statements about Iraqi weapons, al Qaeda, study says
Study accuses former Secretary of State Colin Powell of 244 false statements
Also on the list: Cheney, Rumsfeld, Rice, former White House spokesmen

"In short, the Bush administration led the nation to war on the basis of erroneous information that it methodically propagated and that culminated in military action against Iraq on March 19, 2003," reads an overview of the examination, conducted by the Center for Public Integrity and its affiliated group, the Fund for Independence in Journalism.
According to the study, Bush and seven top officials -- including Vice President Dick Cheney, former Secretary of State Colin Powell and then-National Security Adviser Condoleezza Rice -- made 935 false statements about Iraq during those two years."

George W. Bush and his inner circle, photographed in the Cabinet Room of the White House in December 2001. From left: Secretary of State Colin Powell, Vice President Dick Cheney, the president, National-Security Adviser Condoleezza Rice, White House chief of staff Andrew Card, C.I.A. director George Tenet (seated), and Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld., Photograph by Annie Leibovitz.
 The threat of 9/11 ignored. The threat of Iraq hyped and manipulated. Guantánamo and Abu Ghraib. Hurricane Katrina. The shredding of civil liberties. The rise of Iran. Global warming. Economic disaster. How did one two-term presidency go so wrong? A sweeping draft of history—distilled from scores of interviews—offers fresh insight into the roles of George W. Bush, Dick Cheney, and other key players. 
 By Cullen Murphy and Todd S. Purdum
            With assistance from Philippe Sands.
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In Memoir, Rice Tells of Clashes With Cheney
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President George W. Bush answers questions during a press conference at his Crawford, Texas ranch with national security advisor Condoleezza Rice and Vice President Dick Cheney on August 23, 2004. Credit Duane A. Laverty/European Pressphoto Agency

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