• Bush says his 'biggest regret'

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  1. houtx48

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    Har Har.

    At least he admitted it and feigns regret.
     
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    Where are the right winged rabid folk who defend Bush so much? Have they heard?
     
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    It's interesting that he would be that candid. I guess at this point, he can be candid and it won't cost him anything.
     
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    I thought it was common knowleadge that it was an intelligence faux pas of disastrous proportions. This isn't news.

    The guy acknowledges that is was poor intel and he's taking responsibility.
     
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    ......................................................... HA!

    So, NOW he admits there's a problem? Good for Bushie! And it only took him 5 years and thousands of innocent deaths to figure it out. I think that's some kind of a record for Bush, isn't it?

    I'm gonna pull up a chair and watch as the last remaining survivors... err, I mean "supporters" for Bush try to polish THIS turd into a diamond. This should be fun! :rolleyes:
     
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    There are a few people who defend that "poor itel" as the right thing to do, regardless.

    Pity he didn't acknowledge this several years ago.

    Leads to the question: when did he find out?
     
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    The shrub is actually being a bit disingenuous here.

    His tardy and faux "regret" only goes to strengthen the underlying lie that the invasion and occupation of Iraq were based on nothing more than honest "failures of intelligence." No spin, lies or subterfuge or anything like that involved, see?

    Nothing to see here, folks, so move on.... move on....
     
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    I think he's trying to paint himself like Johnson, who had wanted to be known for passing the kind of civil-rights legislation that Kennedy had been skittish about...but ended up being saddled with a quagmire in Vietnam.

    (To complete the analogy, remember that Bush originally said he wanted to be known as the Education President, and the first bill he signed into law was No Child Left Behind.)


    Personally I think he's more like that other Johnson, trying his darndest to turn back the clock on progress, but without a furious Congress of the other party willing to impeach him, even for more than just politically-motivated reasons.
     
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    he did'nt take the blame read the article. why did'nt he explain how they managed the info to match the situation they had in mind.
     
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    I don't know why he would bother to make such a claim since his only real concern was Corporate America and they love Bush, and there was no intelligence failure that's what PlameGate was all about.

    He's a fucking liar and deserves to be extradited to the Hague for his crimes against humanity along with several others in his administration.
     
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    now he is abc news whining about something...........why can't he just stfu and go away?
     
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    actually agree with this

    there were sound realpolitik reasons for the invasion; why are those not put forth?

    difficult to believe at face value
     
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    And if W's biggest regret is over "intelligence failures" related to Iraq, why then did he award the US's biggest civilian decoration (Medal of Freedom) to the head of its biggest intelligence agency (CIA director George Tenet)?

    Top awards for monumental intelligence agency fuck-ups?
     
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    "You're doing a heckuva job, Brownie."
     
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    Bush's braintrust was MIA, but I know at least Thomas P.M. "Non-Integrating Gap" Barnett would have been able to convince me that going into Iraq was defensible...
     
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    And I actually agree with this.

    The way I see it, W does deserve some credit for bringing attention to Saddam's violations of the UN accords. That part seemed legitimate to me. But when said violations failed to stoke much war fever outside the neo-con ranks, the main rationale for an invasion was refocused onto the faux WMD threat. And has been morphing ever since.
     
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    I've said it before, I believe we needed to go into Iraq but the timing was way off. Afghanistan needed to be buttoned up first before we even attempted anything else, but that's another conversation.
     
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    Yes, the intelligence was off. Bush now needs to ask forgiveness for his small IQ.
     
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