You know that little bloodbath in Iraq we’ve been in for the past 8 years or so? The one that so many of us knew was wrong before it even began? The one the GOP fought tooth and nail for? The one that was a result of unrelenting fear-mongering? The one that made you a traitor to your country and a terrorist if you dared to breathe a word against it? The one that resulted in torture and maiming and 4,385 American deaths?
Yeah, that one.
Surprise! It turns out it was just a big ol’ Rushpublic oopsie!
In a panel at the Cato Institute on conservatism and war, U.S. Reps. Dana Rohrabacher (R-Calif.) Tom McClintock (R-Calif.) and John Duncan (R-Tenn.) revealed that the vast majority of GOP members of Congress now think it was wrong for the U.S. to invade Iraq in 2003.
Isn’t hindsight special? Then again, Rushpublics have always been a little backwards:
ROHRABACHER: [...] All I can say is the people, everybody I know thinks it was a mistake to go in now. [...]
NORQUIST: Of Republicans in Congress, who would agree with the general analysis here that it was a mistake and/or we should go in.
MCCLINTOCK: I think everyone would agree Iraq was a mistake.
NORQUIST: Two hundred percents. Ok, we’re going to average these.
MCCLINTOCK: And, you know, again, I think virtually everyone would agree going into Afghanistan the way we did was a mistake.
After Rohrbacher said everybody he knows thought it was a mistake, he got laughter.
I didn’t realize 1000s of unnecessary deaths as a result of a fraudulent war was funny.