Skip to comments.MSNBC's Maddow: G.W. Bush Is to Blame for Ukraine Crisis
Posted on 03/03/2014 4:03:23 PM PST by Tailgunner Joe
MSNBC host Rachel Maddow charged Monday that the George W. Bush administration's Middle East policy has steered America's current security policy and response to global crises including the one in Ukraine.
Talking about her new documentary, "Why We Did It," involving circumstances leading to the Iraq War, Maddow told MSNBC colleague Andrea Mitchell that the Bush administration is largely responsible for the nation's current course overseas.
The decisions of our generation on national security are determined more than anything by what the George W. Bush administration did with that nine-year war in Iraq and, alongside it, a 13-year war in Afghanistan thats still going on," she told Mitchell. "And the American people are against those wars."
Those are the determinative constraints for our thinking about everything, she continued, from Crimea, to Syria, to what the overall size of the U.S. military is.
Maddow said her documentary concludes that if the United States is to avoid "these kind of protracted foreign occupations, like we did under the previous president, we cant effectively make good decisions about that until we understand why we did that."
"We know the public case for why we went to Iraq was not true," Maddow said, adding that her findings for the documentary were "disturbing."
"It's getting at the question that needs to be answered," she said.
Mitchell, agreeing with Maddow's premise, noted that the Bush administration's policies impacted "every other decision we make why the president decided not to go ahead with airstrikes against Bashar al-Assad on Labor Day weekend.
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I knew it had to be either GWB or the TEA Party.
It’s rare that you and I agree on anything about Russia, but on this one, you and I agree :-)
Rachel MadCow is an idiot!
Why not? GWB and/or the Tea Party is the cause of every bad thing from flat tires to cancer. B-P
More than 24-hours.
The Left is losing its touch.
Wow, it took them how many months to blame Bush? I thought they were losing their touch..
BTW, where are these a-hole “anti war” and “no occupation” protestors anyways?
So, it's official: Maddow is disturbed.
Bushes fault! Everybody drink! (My liver is very glad I’m not really playing that game.)
Someone was right when he said that liberalism is a mental disease. This stuff is getting old.
FIVE WHOLE YEARS that Barry-O has his hands on the steering wheel and it STILL goes where George pointed it?
Nice try ,Mr. Maddow!!!
Bush has been out of office for six years; yet we’re informed he’s still responsible for anything bad happening, anywhere in the solar system. Meanwhile, we’re given to believe that Clinton was in no way responsible, for an event that took place less than 8 months after he left office.
well, wasn’t Obama supposed to fix all that with a reset policy? Why isn’t it working after five years?
Don’t blame Bush for the failure of the ONE.
No wonder only the loons watch that idiot cable channel.
It’s not news. It’s propaganda.
Or Reagan. If he hadn’t won the cold war, none of this would be happening.
Given that the entire foreign policy of the United States has been set in stone by a fellow named Bush, there wasn’t much point in electing 0bama in the first place then, was there? This is beyond pathetic and well into hilarious.
Why anyone should pay any attention to the clip-haired, psychotic shrieking harpy is beyond me.
We are way past the “use by date” for that excuse.
LOL Liberalism truly is a mental illness, unfortunately there is no cure, once liberalism takes control of the brain it literally turns it into swiss cheese
I blame that Washington feller myself. Never trust a guy who wears wigs.
Anyway, back to reality.
Maddow must be taking the same LSD as Nancy Pelosi.
Not McKinley and Coolidge?
1. $330 billion in 2009 to help pay for his "stimulus"
2. $487 billion in 2012
3. $650 billion in 2013 with sequestration
All these cuts have now overlapped. These were deep, real cuts, and today the military is living, or more aptly, dying by them.
Rachel Maddow is responsible for all the pedophiles in the world.
Dr. Michael Savage;
“Liberalism Is Mental Disorder”
After 5 years either Obama is incompetent or embraced the “Bush Doctrine” which she attempts to describe. Maddow, a Rhodes Scholar in BS artistry (Hard Sciences or bust) still has an adolescent crush on (Synthetic) “donkeys” which affects her reasoning skills.
“Rachel MadCow is an idiot!”
Guess I am an idiot too. If you recall, Bush looked into Putins eyes, saw his soul was good and pronounced him mr nice guy. He took the first “we love you” steps. Not that Obama,Hillary and Horse face aren’t culpable morons because they are and are equally responsible. Bush however was the first Moron when it came to Putin. if you remember, Bush also did nothing when Putin went into Georgia.
No wonder only the loons watch that idiot cable channel.
Its not news. Its propaganda.”
The three people that watch MSNBC resent you for calling them loons...lol
Speaking of propaganda, I love the fact that Maddow is going to do a documentary on GWB’s foreign policy. I'm safe in guessing what her conclusion will be.
This is MSNBC trying to bail out their village idiot, again
Proving conclusively that 0bama is utterly incompetent, impotent and irrelevant.
No doubt it is Obama’s incompetence in every aspect of the Presidency. He makes Carter look like a George Washington.
Pray America is Waking
The b***ch needs to sit in the corner and put on her dunce cap.
Larry Kudlow just blamed conservative republicans for blaming Obama more than Putin
Don’t forget cancelled healthcare policies...
Can’t make this crap up, because PMSNBC has dibs on making $h!t up.
I’m blaming Goldwater myself. Maybe Alf Landon (he wasn’t elected president, but he would have done a lot of nasty things if he had been...so the libs tell me). The libs simply aren’t going back far enough. (snicker)
Of course it is Bush’s fault since Obama is an ideological narcissistic brat boy who is too stupid to learn from experience.
Those two as well. There's no limit to the depths of perfidy from Republicans. I think they're also responsible for the heartbreak of psoriasis and the odd hangnail. (smirk)
Wait a minute! Our Dear Leader is a kinder, gentler, peace loving man that we going to usher in world peace. Hell, the world gave him a Nobel Peace Prize for all the peace he was certain to bring. And the whole world would love the USA again.
What went wrong? Oh yea, George Bush....
I blame FDR
There was a best-selling novel published December 3 in which a Putin-like character invades Ukraine, and Russia is defeated by American black ops. If anyone is responsible for the revolution and invasion, it is the booksellers who failed to put that book in the Fiction section.
"I will be voting to give the President of the United States the authority to use force -- if necessary -- to disarm Saddam Hussein because I believe that a deadly arsenal of weapons of mass destruction in his hands is a real and grave threat to our security." -- Sen. John F. Kerry (D, MA), Oct. 9, 2002
"In the four years since the inspectors left, intelligence reports show that Saddam Hussein has worked to rebuild his chemical and biological weapons stock, his missile delivery capability, and his nuclear program. He has also given aid, comfort, and sanctuary to terrorists, including al Qaeda members ... It is clear, however, that if left unchecked, Saddam Hussein will continue to increase his capacity to wage biological and chemical warfare, and will keep trying to develop nuclear weapons." -- Sen. Hillary Clinton (D, NY), Oct 10, 2002
"Without question, we need to disarm Saddam Hussein. He is a brutal, murderous dictator, leading an oppressive regime ... He presents a particularly grievous threat because he is so consistently prone to miscalculation ... And now he is miscalculating America's response to his continued deceit and his consistent grasp for weapons of mass destruction ... So the threat of Saddam Hussein with weapons of mass destruction is real..." -- Sen. John F. Kerry (D, MA), Jan. 23. 2003
I’m betting Bush was also responsible for her being queer.
Does the idiot blame Clinton for 9-11?
Really, let’s put the damn blame right smack dab where it belongs, George Washington. If it weren’t for HIS foreign policy, we would be exactly what Rachael and her freaks think we should be......urapeons.