Be proud, Bush and Cheney: Iran is the victor in post-war Iraq

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Be proud BushCo, be proud you lying pieces of excrement; be proud Dick Cheney, G.W. Bush, Donald Rumsfeld, Condi Rice, et al., for taking full advantage of the tragedy of September 11, 2001 to start a fraudulent war. Be proud for using the deaths of thousands of Americans to invade a country that had nothing to do with 9/11. Be proud that men and women are coming home without arms, legs, and what's left of their sanity. Be proud of the PTSD, the alcoholism, the divorces, the trauma suffered by the children of veterans, and the lack of post-war care that so many veterans now need so badly but can't seem to get.

Be proud at the $6 trillion that your little war could very well end up costing us.

And be proud, you utterly heartless morons, for allowing Iran to win in post-war Iraq.

The Los Angeles Times has two articles covering those last two points, here and here. Let's start with the costs of the two most expensive wars in U.S. history:

The wars in Iraq and Afghanistan will ultimately cost between $4 trillion and $6 trillion, with medical care and disability benefits weighing heavily for decades to come, according to a new analysis.

The bill to taxpayers so far has been $2 trillion, plus $260 billion in interest on the resulting debt. By comparison, the current federal budget is $3.8 trillion.

The costs of the wars will continue to mount, said the study's author, Linda Bilmes, a public policy expert at Harvard University.

The largest future expenses will be medical care and disability benefits for veterans, Bilmes predicted. "The big, big cost comes 30 or 40 years out," she said.

Feeling good about yourselves, neocons? No regrets?

Maybe this next article will change what little there is of their minds, but I doubt it. After all, Cheney doesn't spend any time thinking about his "faults," and certainly has no regrets:

Ten years after the U.S.-led invasion to oust Iraqi President Saddam Hussein, the geopolitical winner of the war appears to be their common enemy: Iran.

American military forces are long gone, and Iraqi officials say Washington's political influence in Baghdad is now virtually nonexistent. Hussein is dead. But Iran has become an indispensable broker among Baghdad's new Shiite elite, and its influence continues to grow.

There's your legacy, BushCo. Be proud.

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  • Paul Browne

    Why have Bush, Cheney, Rumsfeld, Rice, Wolfowitz and Tenet never had to testify to any court about their criminal actions? They should all be on trial at the Hague for war crimes, not retired and rich.

  • KABoink_after_wingnut_hacker

    Saddam Hussein was a vauable US ally during the Iran/Iraq war and we gave him lots of money and arms. Billions of dollars and bombs year after year after year.
    Sure he was a brutal dictator and a murderous prick, but he also served his purpose and hated Osama Bin Laden which was well known before the US invasion. Saddam was not very religious at all and this always drew anger from Iran's Ayatollahs. In fact Iraq under Saddam Hussein was very secular and, as a consequence, there was far more freedom for women than in most other Arab countries.
    Not any more. As American forces pulled out, Muslim fundamentalists filled the leadership void and wiped out years of progress away from strict religious dogma. Iraq may soon fall back into theocratic rule. Thanks to President Cheney and his little sidekick.
    Iraq joins a list of other US foreign policy debacles like Manuel Noreiga and Augusto Pinnochet leaving millions dead & maimed and costing taxpayers trillions of dollars whilst making US corporations many, many trillions without fail every time.
    So the next time we hear a republican selling us another war, we need to say....sit down and STFU!