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Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Happy 5th Anniversary Iraq Invasion -- What No Party?

By Keith Schmitz

Today, if you did the labor of visiting the conservative local blogs you'd find they all one thing in common.

No comments on the fifth anniversary of the Iraq Invasion.

What? This of course is not the worst blunder in American foreign policy history because it's creators wanted to go there from day one they got into office.

Nevertheless, up until recently the blogs on the right prayed for this, cheer led this, backed their Jethro Bodine channeling president and thrilled when ever bogus "evidence" of the non-existent WMD's surfaced. Ah, the good old days of yesteryear.

Ah, the invasion that would rid of the "threat" of Saddam Hussein, that would create a paradise for the Iraqi people, that would be paid for by oil revenues.

The Iraq invasion. Now our brethren on the right treat you like an orphan to be abandoned on the door step.

Only problem is we are left with the bleeding from our treasury, a generation of soldiers who have to live with their personal nightmares and the families of those who didn't make it living without fathers, mothers, siblings children.

But we do have this:

ABC’s Good Morning America aired an interview with Vice President Cheney on the war. During the segment, Cheney flatly told White House correspondent Martha Raddatz that he doesn’t care about the American public’s views on the war:

CHENEY: On the security front, I think there’s a general consensus that we’ve made major progress, that the surge has worked. That’s been a major success.

RADDATZ: Two-third of Americans say it’s not worth fighting.


RADDATZ So? You don’t care what the American people think?

CHENEY: No. I think you cannot be blown off course by the fluctuations in the public opinion polls.

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