Over at Cagle’s, Gary McCoy unleashed a kiloword worth of duh. Either this cartoon is eight years out of date and has essentially been reissued with a new caption, or McCoy is pathetically, hopelessly out of touch.
This level of clearly willful blindness to reality just makes my head hurt.
1. Saddam Hussein was not the author of the attacks on the US on 11 September, 2001. He was in no way whatsoever involved. This is a well-documented and irrefutable fact.
2. There were no WMDs in Iraq. That this was known by US intelligence before we invaded is also now well-documented. We were sold a war on a pack of lies. (Well, I wasn’t; I never trusted Bush on that and went on record as saying so as far back as 2002.)
3. The US was allied with Iraq in the 1980s, under Reagan’s presidency. Our killing of Saddam Hussein was essentially an act of betrayal by an erstwhile friend.
4. While it’s true that Hussein was responsible for an attempted genocide in his nation, this was not enough of an issue to the Republican controlled legislature under Clinton in the 1990s to press war. The outrage still exhibited now by warmongers rings quite hollowly.
5. Our presence in Iraq has caused more harm than good. We had no business invading, and we provided a foothold for Qaeda militants to find purchase and sprout their virulent infections. Had we instead boosted our presence in Afghanistan, we would have found a staunch ally against Qaeda in Hussein’s government.
No amount of asinine drawing can possibly cover the epic failure of Bush’s plans on Iraq, politically, socially, militarily, economically and in terms of plain common sense. Furthermore, suggesting Obama would be responsible for the deaths of innocents, while not treasonous, is deeply intellectually dishonest — particularly since withdrawal is clearly what the majority of Americans want. We want our boys and girls home safe. McCoy apparently wants to keep on seeing them get killed, or killing themselves in hopeless desperation.
I’m not sure where, exactly, Mr. McCoy thinks he gets off, but I sure as hell wish he would.
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