A Funny Thing Happened at the Forum Just Recently

February 15, 2016 at 10:50 pm (Uncategorized)

Huh? Check out those Republican dates. As the pack thins from, in the words of Stephen Colbert “so many to just too many,” the rhetoric gets nastier and the crazies get crazier.Probably the only people they hate more than Obama and Hillary Clinton are each other.

But, there was that moment when Trump stepped over the line. No, not that line; Trump’s so-called opposition to the Iraq War began after the war began not before as he claims.Easier to change sides as things get messy.

No, it was this:

“Obviously the war in Iraq was a big, fat mistake, all right? George Bush made a mistake, we can make mistakes. But that one was a beauty…They lied. They said there were weapons of mass destruction – there were none. And they knew there were none. There were no weapons of mass destruction.”

Now that’s a pretty bold statement for a Republican to make (hell, for a Democrat) to make. That the war is unpopular and widely regarded as a costly, bloody mess might not cost Trump very much, but to further attack George Bush as lying about WMD’s, not being mistaken lying, and failing to keep America safe is to go after a sacred cow. The only thing further would have been to argue 9/11 was an inside job. And given Trump’s role in the “birther” movement and his nasty zeal in going after opponents (undoubtedly this was part of a broader attack on Jeb Bush) it wouldn’t have been that much of a stretch.

Just when you think you’ve seen everything.


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