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Opinion: Bush, Cheney created the Iraq mess; why not make them try to fix it?
Los Angeles Times ^ | June 12, 2014 | by PAUL WHITEFIELD

Posted on 06/12/2014 5:00:44 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer

Well, gee, $1 trillion or so just doesn’t buy what it used to. Take Iraq, for example.

Or, should I say: Take Iraq, please, someone — and fix it. Fend off the nasty Islamic fighters of ISIS and keep that miserable sinkhole for American lives and money from coming back to bite us — again.

Do you understand now, George W. Bush, Dick Cheney, John Bolton and all you neocon nutjobs, why the invasion of Iraq in 2003 wasn’t a very good idea?

President Obama sure does. Because now he’s neck deep in another crisis in this place, a country he thought he had gotten us out of, as he promised to do.

Now, I do have one somewhat off-the-wall option: Send Mr. Bush and Mr. Cheney over there and let them try to negotiate a solution. And tell them they can’t come home until they’re successful. After all, they’re the ones who created this mess in the first place.

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TOPICS: Editorial; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: bushsfault; iraq; journalism; mediabias; oef; wot
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1 posted on 06/12/2014 5:00:44 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Give Cheney command he will fix it.


2 posted on 06/12/2014 5:01:23 PM PDT by morphing libertarian ( On to impeachment and removal (IRS, Taliban, Fast and furious, VA, Benghazi)!!!)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Actually, it’s Mohammed’s fault.


3 posted on 06/12/2014 5:03:33 PM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Hey, Mitt Romney fixed the Winter Olympics, maybe he can do this, too?


4 posted on 06/12/2014 5:03:38 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I will raise $2Million USD for Cruz and/or Palin's next run, what will you do?)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

MSM lackeys are already in Blame Bush mode. I guess we didn’t have a state department the last 6 years. /s


5 posted on 06/12/2014 5:04:10 PM PDT by catfish1957 (Face it!!!! The government in DC is full of treasonous bastards)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
Well, gee, $1 trillion or so just doesn’t buy what it used to. Take Iraq, for example.

Actually, by the time all the life-long medical costs are done, current estimates run to $3 trillion.

6 posted on 06/12/2014 5:04:39 PM PDT by Carry_Okie (ObamaCare IS Medicaid: They'll pull a sheet over your head and send you the bill.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Put the adults back in charge and they will.


7 posted on 06/12/2014 5:04:46 PM PDT by Nachum (Obamacare: It's. The. Flaw.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

another article by some braindead lefty moron that couldn’t find his own arse with both hands and a flashlight.


8 posted on 06/12/2014 5:04:54 PM PDT by kingattax (a real American would rather die on his feet than live on his knees.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Dear Democrats:

If there are any adults left in the Democrat Party, will you please take Obama to Summer camp so he can make ashtrays? Thank you.


9 posted on 06/12/2014 5:05:08 PM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: Cicero

Yup.


10 posted on 06/12/2014 5:05:17 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: morphing libertarian

Works for me!


11 posted on 06/12/2014 5:05:27 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Spoiled, pajama boy liberal moron.


12 posted on 06/12/2014 5:05:28 PM PDT by CincyRichieRich (Refuse to remain silent.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
These people are deranged. Six years into the fool on the hill's term and they are still blaming Bush. This is one reason why this worthless excuse for a newspaper—more appropriately called a propaganda rag—will die a slow painful death. No one will miss it, no one reads it.
13 posted on 06/12/2014 5:05:35 PM PDT by Fungi
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To: Oldeconomybuyer; All

Well .. how long did that take for “it’s all Bush’s fault” to surface ..??


14 posted on 06/12/2014 5:06:07 PM PDT by CyberAnt (True the Vote: MY AMERICA, "... I'm terrified it's slipping away.")
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

No, Its not Bush’s fault, its Clintons fault because Bush inherited the problem from Clinton


15 posted on 06/12/2014 5:06:18 PM PDT by 4rcane
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
Put Col. West in charge, it will get fixed, REAL QUICK....
16 posted on 06/12/2014 5:06:44 PM PDT by taildragger (The E-GOP won't know what hit them, The Party of Reagan is almost here, hang tight folks....)
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To: catfish1957

For all their hysterics, they’re absolutely right on this one. Iraq has been an unmitigated disaster since the U.S. toppled the Ba’athist government of Saddam Hussein, and many of us predicted it right here on FreeRepublic way back in 2003.


17 posted on 06/12/2014 5:06:45 PM PDT by Alberta's Child ("What in the wide, wide world of sports is goin' on here?")
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Has the LA Times considered that perhaps Obama was sandbagged in Syria. Responding to ever more requests for arms, training and yes money that was stockpiled by the rebels for this ISIS/ISIL operation...???

That’s the $492 million dollar question it seems. They did knock down a berm for a truck convoy from Syria to Iraq.


18 posted on 06/12/2014 5:07:35 PM PDT by Fitzy_888 ("ownership society")
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

In a sense, Obambi was right a few years ago,about Al Qaeda being on the run. They’re in the run from ISIS.


19 posted on 06/12/2014 5:07:39 PM PDT by supremedoctrine
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To: morphing libertarian

To their credit, Bush and Cheney did try to fix it. Almost completed it, but then had to do a handoff to an incompetent.


20 posted on 06/12/2014 5:08:16 PM PDT by xzins ( Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Those who truly support our troops pray for victory!)
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To: catfish1957

This is too easy for the MSM types. Oh goodie, we get to write another trash Bush article...


21 posted on 06/12/2014 5:09:07 PM PDT by Delta Dawn (Fluent in two languages: English and cursive.)
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To: 4rcane

It’s World War I’s fault and breaking up the Ottoman Empire and creating Iraq because it looked pretty on a map that way.


22 posted on 06/12/2014 5:09:50 PM PDT by xzins ( Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Those who truly support our troops pray for victory!)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Too bad we didn’t lock Saddam up in Gitmo.


23 posted on 06/12/2014 5:10:09 PM PDT by samtheman
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To: xzins

I think if you did a confidential poll, 99% of the military would like to be rid of the Hero of Benghazi. Some command staff who owe their promotions to him might favor him. That’s it.


24 posted on 06/12/2014 5:11:22 PM PDT by morphing libertarian ( On to impeachment and removal (IRS, Taliban, Fast and furious, VA, Benghazi)!!!)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Pick any average businessman who pays taxes, hires and fires, and meets a payroll and he’d do a more competent job than the clown posse in DC.


25 posted on 06/12/2014 5:12:06 PM PDT by bigbob (The best way to get a bad law repealed is to enforce it strictly. Abraham Lincoln)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
Paul Whitefield

Whitefield--Flaming liberal says Bush did it though 0bummer's been in office 5 1/2 years and still has no foreign policy.

Pauly will be able to write another screed when the same thing is repeated in Afghanistan because of 0bummer.

26 posted on 06/12/2014 5:12:26 PM PDT by jazusamo (Sometimes I think that this is an era when sanity has become controversial: Thomas Sowell)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

27 posted on 06/12/2014 5:12:38 PM PDT by Grampa Dave ( Herr Obozo will not divert resources from his war on Americans to help our Veterans!)
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To: morphing libertarian

“Give Cheney command he will fix it.”

Rapidly.


28 posted on 06/12/2014 5:14:32 PM PDT by The Antiyuppie ("When small men cast long shadows, then it is very late in the day.")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“Hey, Mitt Romney fixed the Winter Olympics, maybe he can do this, too?”

Whether you like Mitt or not, any sensible person can see that there is no way we would be in any of the many messes we are in today, if Mitt were president.

All those who stayed home and sulked and allowed Obama to get elected — TWICE — are reaping what they sowed, unfortunately all the rest of us are suffering too as a result of their lack of common sense.


29 posted on 06/12/2014 5:15:09 PM PDT by Innovative ("Winning isn't everything, it's the only thing." -- Vince Lombardi)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Send Jimmy Carter.


30 posted on 06/12/2014 5:15:46 PM PDT by Lurkina.n.Learnin
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
It could be argued that this is all the liberals mess because of their traitorous behavior for the past 7 years and their attempts at appeasement with Iran and the rest of the mooselimb crazies.
31 posted on 06/12/2014 5:16:06 PM PDT by crazyhorse691 (Obama is just the symptom of what is destroying the U.S.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
Dear Mr. Paul Whitefield

Try stopping being an asshole!

32 posted on 06/12/2014 5:16:22 PM PDT by Focault's Pendulum (I live in NJ....should' Nuff said!)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

It’s never the left’s fault.....even though Bush and Cheney predicted this before Obama was even elected.


33 posted on 06/12/2014 5:16:52 PM PDT by dila813
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

The author of this *article*...

Paul Whitefield
@PaulWhitefield1
Editor/blogger @latimes presenting a slightly skewed view of the news


At least he’s honest about that ^^.


34 posted on 06/12/2014 5:17:26 PM PDT by Jane Long ("And when thou saidst, Seek ye my face; my heart said unto thee, Thy face, LORD, will I seek")
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To: morphing libertarian

We just explain to the world we will no longer “intervene on behalf of freedom” unless we have the oil contracts in hand on the day we go in. I mean, the Left still squeels that Irag was a “war for oil” and we got screwed by the bastards. Money up front next time!


35 posted on 06/12/2014 5:18:50 PM PDT by 50sDad (A Liberal prevents me from telling you anything here.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

That’s pretty bad.
After only 6 years even the LIbs want Bush back!!!


36 posted on 06/12/2014 5:19:12 PM PDT by CrappieLuck
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To: Alberta's Child

Glad to see that you are back and trying so hard to relive the era of your only hit song.


37 posted on 06/12/2014 5:19:26 PM PDT by crazyhorse691 (Obama is just the symptom of what is destroying the U.S.)
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To: Innovative

No, we’d be in different messes.


38 posted on 06/12/2014 5:21:11 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I will raise $2Million USD for Cruz and/or Palin's next run, what will you do?)
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To: 50sDad

Let’s see the oil leases.

I remember the video of a woman, on her knees, being shot in the soccer stadium of Kabul, then ruled by the Taliban. Stadium built with funds from the UN.

She had showed some ankle getting out of a Van.

And we have some members of congress saying the Taliban are not terrorists.


39 posted on 06/12/2014 5:21:47 PM PDT by morphing libertarian ( On to impeachment and removal (IRS, Taliban, Fast and furious, VA, Benghazi)!!!)
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To: crazyhorse691

It’s an easily predictable liberal failure because Obama withdrew from Iraq in 2011 without a SOFA for political reasons, not conditions on the ground. His political team calculated he could not win in 2012 if any troops were still in Iraq. Just like his political team calculated he could not win if Behghazi was a terrorist attack. Or if people knew the truth about Obamacare. And on, and on,


40 posted on 06/12/2014 5:22:51 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: Alberta's Child
and many of us predicted it right here on FreeRepublic way back in 2003

And I was one of them. As despicable as Saddam Hussein was, he and his regime provided a good set of checks and balances between the Sunni/Shiite. Days of shifting the blame, is way overdue. And second guessing Bush's calls are over.

Well it is over 10 years later, and now you have a situation that is more the fault of Obama than Bush.

Obama is the one who :

(1) Decided to campaign on getting out of the country despite the circumstances.

(2) Has continued to capitulate and cower to the Muslims, even to the point of negotiating and surrendering Taliban generals for an enlisted soldier.

(3) Has had 6 years to formulate a contingency plan and other polices to prevent this getting to this point. How did this happen out of the blue? Intelligence ignored?

(4) Obama has shown his hand showing he does not want to engage Muslim extremist on many fronts. This has embolden the Taliban and other muslim terrorist organizations.

(5) Blaming your predecessor 6 years after your term starts is just a crutch for substandard leadership. Which is exactly what Obama has shown.

Agreeing with the LA Slimes on this matter is a stretch at best.

41 posted on 06/12/2014 5:23:42 PM PDT by catfish1957 (Face it!!!! The government in DC is full of treasonous bastards)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

A shocking truth. It is time for Bush supporters to admit that he was worse for the country than Clinton.


42 posted on 06/12/2014 5:23:50 PM PDT by SpeakerToAnimals (I hope to earn a name in battle)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Used your posted link but couldn’t find the story.......


43 posted on 06/12/2014 5:26:19 PM PDT by Hot Tabasco (By now, everyone should know that you shoot a zombie in the head. Don't try to reason with them...)
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To: Alberta's Child

Silly.

Or perhaps the last six years didn’t happen. There was a time warp.

Obama let the leader of ISIS out of Camp Bucca in 2009.

Obama ended the occupation.

That’s when this began and was able to happen.

They have to be fought.

They will not stop.


44 posted on 06/12/2014 5:26:47 PM PDT by ifinnegan
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

https://mobile.twitter.com/PaulWhitefield1


45 posted on 06/12/2014 5:27:08 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

I guess Paul forgot who has been president the past 5 years.


46 posted on 06/12/2014 5:28:06 PM PDT by Organic Panic
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Meanwhile . . . a fellow named Paul Whitefield at the Los Angeles Times preaches his own “wisdom”:

Having grown up living in a trailer — but having never, ever watched “Duck Dynasty” — I feel uniquely qualified to say this: Enough with the trailer-trash TV shows.


47 posted on 06/12/2014 5:28:25 PM PDT by kcvl
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Patterico @Patterico

@PaulWhitefield1 I didn’t read your piece in the L.A. Times about Duck Dynasty, but I know it was garbage. Enough elitism in our newspapers!
11:01 PM - 22 Dec 2013


48 posted on 06/12/2014 5:29:22 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: Hot Tabasco

The LA Times is subscription based. Do a google news search for “Bush Cheney” and the article is readable without subscribing. That’s how I found it.


49 posted on 06/12/2014 5:29:49 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Paul Whitefield weighs in on gun control after the Georgia shooting: “What’s being done about it? A whole lot less than what’s been done to protect us from a few tainted capsules of Tylenol.”


50 posted on 06/12/2014 5:30:24 PM PDT by kcvl
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