Good Day World!
The very definition of stupid is doing the same thing repeatedly and expecting different results each time.
With little effort, I could name a legion of stupid politicians, but for brevity’s sake I’ll just talk about one; Dick Cheney. You remember him don’t you?
Thanks to Cheney,his puppet George Bush, and assorted cronies, the US invaded Iraq on false pretenses. The public was lied to about weapons of mass destruction and about the regime threatening Americans.
The Iraq War turned out to be a clusterfuck. Excuse my language, but there’s no better way to put it. Anyone who was involved in that sad chapter of American history should not be currently advising the US on military affairs. Period.
Here’s where the stupid comes in…twofold:
(1) Behind closed doors on Tuesday the Republican Party invited Dick Cheney to advise them on the current situation in the Middle East – specifically the ISIS situation in Syria and Iraq.
(2) Dick Cheney is all about invading countries, and he thinks by repeating history it’s going to turn out okay this time. If Cheney had his way we’d be invading half the Middle East right now.
Cheney urged his fellow Republicans to adopt a more muscular military posture in the Middle East without being too specific. Lots of bluster and flag-waving. His little booster talk at The Capitol Hill Club was simplicity itself.
“Bomb, bomb, invade, invade…take names..boost military spending…Obama is weak and we must show the world we can kick ass…”
You know, the usual stuff one can expect from that idiot.
When Republican Tom Cole was asked by a reporter if he saw any irony in Cheney giving advise on Iraq his reply was a classic stupid remark, “No. because most of us think he did the right thing.”
Most of who? Do the rest of the Republicans in Congress think Cheney was right, despite the facts and history? I don’t think so.
The ones who were listening to Cheney ought to be ashamed of themselves and need to throw themselves on their swords (metaphorically of course).
Not even the Republicans can re-brand the Iraq War. Despite Cheney’s allure for some conservative wackos, I don’t think he’s going to be a “player” in what the US does next in the Middle East.
I certainly hope not. That would be stupid.
Time for me to walk on down the road…