September 24, 2007
Bush Cheney Legacy in 100 Words
At the Global Affairs group blog, Barnett Rubin imagines what he would say about accountability and the Bush administration if he were a politician rather than an analyst:
' The Bush-Cheney administration has surrendered much of Afghanistan to the Taliban and much of Pakistan to al-Qaida. They have turned most of Iraq over to Iran, creating the very danger over which they now threaten another disastrous war; they have strained the U.S. Armed Forces to the point of exhaustion, turned the Defense Department over to private contractors, the Justice Department over to the Republican National Committee, and the national debt over to foreign creditors, while leading a party whose single most basic belief is supposed to be that individuals must take personal responsibility for their actions.
And they dare to lecture us on national security?'
Then Rubin restates the case from an analytical point of view. It is a beautiful thing to behold. Read the whole thing.
I copied the above verbatim from Informed Comment, Juan Cole's most respected blog (Mon. 9.24.07.)
Hypocrisy begins at home. Being a rebel I wouldn't drink the kool-aid.
Worse than all the losses to America from the criminal incompetence of Kristol/Bush/Cheney etc was that they set out to enthrone Chalabi as the new Iraq leader. It turned out that he is thick as thieves with Iran and simply 'played' these guys. I mean, like, if their plan had come to fruition we would have been even worse off. It boggles the mind.
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