Where were those Iraqi weapons of mass destruction,
Brian? The war left 35,000 American dead or maimed and 400,000 Iraqis — all
because of ex-U.S. President George W. Bush’s neocon conspiracy to punish
transgressions from the first Gulf War, and give defense contractors hundreds
of billions (including ex-U.S. Vice President Dick Cheney’s former company,
That’s not security, that’s not toughness; that’s
stupid and criminal. Rearm? America spends more on the military than the rest
of the world combined, and spending is at record levels!
Republicans dealt and traded with our enemies in the
Iran-Contra deal, and twice subverted peace agreements: Ex-U.S. President
Richard Nixon in 1968 on an end to Vietnam (the same as what he got four years
later), and ex-U.S. President Ronald Reagan in 1980 delayed the release of the
Iran hostages…both to get successfully elected. Ex-U.S. President Lyndon B.
Johnson called it treason
at the time.