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An example of undeserved blame for bad work came from the Shrubbery who is blaming Saddam Hussein for the current civil war in Iraq.

I guess we aren’t supposed to remember the “suggestions” to the Kurds from Richard Nixon, Ronald Reagan, and George H.W. Bush. Let’s ignore the cheerleading directed towards the Shi’ia by George H.W. Bush after Gulf War I. Let’s ignore the support for Saddam’s murderous regime by the Reagan and Bush I foreign policy team, including the neo-colonials who were screaming for the man’s head under Bush II.

No, we have to forget all of that, or the Shrubbery would have to admit that “he broke it” and we have to pay for it.

A humble suggestion: before you vote for anyone for anything, why don’t you check to ensure that the individual has actually done something on their own.


1 larkohio { 03.30.06 at 10:18 am }

It is everyone’s fault but his and his buddy Rumsfield.

2 Bryan { 03.30.06 at 10:34 am }

The definition of “a leader” has certainly changed in my lifetime. It was once considered the mark of a leader to accept responsibility for your actions and those of your subordinates.

We never had the troops necessary to do the job. The number of troops required is listed on a chart developed over the years from information gathered from various wars in various places. Sufficient troop strength isn’t a guarantee of success, but a lack of troops guarantees failure.

3 Len Cleavelin { 03.30.06 at 11:49 am }

Bush’s blaiming Saddam for the problems in Iraq now makes a certain perverse sense, if you’re the type of person who shakes up a bottle of Coke, immediately pops off the cap, and then blames the cap for the resulting spewing of Coke all over the immediate area.

4 Bryan { 03.30.06 at 12:03 pm }

The Coke metaphor pretty much covers what happened, exactly what everyone in the Bush I administration and all of the surrounding countries said was going to happen.