Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Pat Robertson Slams George W. Bush and Iraq Fool's Errand

Usually those of us living in Hampton Roads cringe at least once a month due to some batshitery that comes from the mouth of Pat Robertson.  Shockingly, apparently sometimes even Robertson can get it right.  A case in point? Robertson let loose on George W. Bush and his campaign of lies that took America to war in Iraq and set the stage for the horrific violence and sectarian strife ripping Iraq apart.  Unfortunately, I do not recall Robertson opposing the fool's errand launched by Bush/Cheney when it mattered.  Here are highlights from The Raw Story:
Televangelist Pat Robertson on Monday blasted former President George W. Bush for selling Americans a “bill of goods” before the Iraq invasion, which led to the violence that is currently sweeping across the country. 

During his Monday broadcast, a viewer asked Robertson if there was a solution to the ongoing violence caused by an al Qaeda splinter group, ISIS, threatening to take over Iraq.

“Right now, what we did — and it was a great mistake to go in there,” Robertson explained, pointing out that Saddam Hussein’s “bomb maker” had said that the then-dictator “doesn’t know how to make an atomic bomb.”

“And so to sell the American people on weapons of mass destruction, he had WMD and was getting [concentrated uranium] yellowcake out of Africa and all of that, it was a lot of nonsense,” the TV preacher said. “We were sold a bill of goods, we should never have gone into that country!”

“As bad as Saddam Hussein was, he held those warring factions in check, and he contained those radical Islamists,” he continued. “Fix it, no? It’s too late to fix it. It’s unfixable. Those simmering animosities have been there for centuries.”

In the end, Robertson reckoned that there would be conflict in Iraq until an Antichrist appeared before the Second Coming of Christ. 

If Jeb Bush is watching, perhaps he will get the message that his brother has irretrievable damaged the Bush brand for at least a generation or more. 

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