Wednesday, June 18, 2014

This commentator calls Iraqi democracy "a farce from the beginning."

Dick Cheney, Vice President of the United States.
Dick Cheney, Vice President of the United States. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

I agree.  The Bush invasion was built upon the lie of WMD.  I always assumed it was really all about oil.  And, just incidentally, Cheney repaying Haliburton for eight years of bonanzas for the former, by reciprocating with billions of dollars worth of government contracts for the latter.

We Americans have the opportunity to become energy independent.  We have the pressing need to rebuild our infra-structure.  (This was brought home to me this month by the summer-long closure of the bridge on I-495 in Wilmington.)  We have a tenacious 6+% unemployment rate and stagnated middle-class incomes.  Doesn't all this add up to a clear picture of what the Obama Administration ought to be doing during its last 2.5 years in office?

It certainly is NOT going back to Iraq and throwing good money after bad.

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