That Sickening Feeling

In his memoirs, former President George W. Bush says he has a “sickening feelinbg” whenever he thinks about the failure of the United States to find weapons of mass destructon (WMDs) in Iraq.

12 thoughts on “That Sickening Feeling

  1. @jinxmchue:
    It appears that you read only enough of an article to find something that you believe will support your preconceived notion(s). Quoting from the source you yourself provided (http://www.wired.com/dangerroom/2010/10/wikileaks-show-wmd-hunt-continued-in-iraq-with-surprising-results/):
    “A small group — mostly of the political right — has long maintained that there was more evidence of a major and modern WMD program than the American people were led to believe. A few Congressmen and Senators gravitated to the idea, but it was largely dismissed as conspiratorial hooey.

    “The WMD diehards will likely find some comfort in these newly-WikiLeaked documents. Skeptics will note that these relatively small WMD stockpiles were hardly the kind of grave danger that the Bush administration presented in the run-up to the war.”

  2. “What a line of BS. He invaded for 3 reasons, OIL, OIL, and OIL.”

    Prove it.

    “But he DID invade for oil. Bush, Jr. and Cheney had lots of oil, and the invasion pushed the price up. First double, then quadruple, then, after they’d cashed out, a big fall.”

    Prove it.

    I want documentation proving these things, not baseless accusations from those afflicted with BDS.

  3. If Bush, Jr. invaded for OIL, as johnlcraig claimed, then why didn’t he secure it?

    But he DID invade for oil. Bush, Jr. and Cheney had lots of oil, and the invasion pushed the price up. First double, then quadruple, then, after they’d cashed out, a big fall.

    Plus, they invaded because the American people, having been attacked by 19 Saudi Arab Muslims, agreed that Saudia is our BFF, so we’ll kill every Arab who isn’t a Saudi, whether Muslim or not, and every Muslim who isn’t a Saudi, whether Arab or not, and all the Sikhs for good measure, since they wear turbans, which makes them as guilty as the 19 hijackers. And while we’re at it, take about $1 trillion from the US taxpayers, plus all the Iraqi antiquities for our troubles. And now that the Bush, Jr. administration is gone, the Obama administration is getting all the gravy. And will they pass it all on to their successors? Probably.

    Not stupid, just evil. Like the First Crusade. (‘Kill them all, let God sort them out.’)

  4. Ted, you’re a more patient man than I, being willing to read something that its own author wouldn’t (then again, there’s not much reading done by Bush the Younger).
    I think someone nailed it: a guy who almost chokes on a pretzel doesn’t strike me as capable, even if willing, of the sheer malice and deviousness of the likes of Cheney, Rumsfeld, Perle and company.

  5. How very unfair. He lies and feels a “sickening feeling”.

    I wonder what he thinks his numerous “unlawful enemy combatants” felt, imprisoned first, charged afterward, and subject to every sick horror that psychopath Bush felt necessary to inflict upon them in the name of “national security”, especially when he knew it was all based on lies. HIS lies. Or, for that matter, the deaths of his precious heroes in uniform? Do these things sicken him as well?

    Come to think of it, I think I’m giving this monster way too much credit. These aren’t pangs on conscience. The discomfort isn’t caused by his inner goodness in conflict with his outward actions. I think the only thing that sickens him is his own insatiable vanity. He wants so desperately for the rest of us to believe his lies.

    I imagine Dubya has lived with this sickness for a long, long time.

  6. I never thought that guy was in charge of picking his underwear out of his ass…let alone this country.

    That’s the exact same feeling I have about the current boob in office.

    I would not be surprised, if Bush Jr. was “misled” about Iraq…what I’m surprised about is that he got another 4 years in office.

  7. Actually something I always wondered is whether Bush was lied to as well. He clearly was chosen for his roll as president by people like Cheney because he is the ideal dumb trusting puppet. I am honestly not sure he is smart enough to appreciate invading a country for fun and profit and lying to the public to cover up your real intentions like most of his cabinet and other administration members. I see no reason to give the man the benefit of the doubt, and certainly feel no love or sympathy for him, but as time goes on, I am wondering if he wasn’t almost as much on the outside as the rest of us. If so his “sickening feeling” about not finding WMDs might be the sickening feeling of realizing, years after the fact, that he was lied to and then in his naive trust publicly supported and disseminated such lies honestly believing them to be the truth, and now being taken as the source of lies in spite of good intentions.

    I certainly can’t guarantee that this is the reality of maters, its just a theory I am throwing out there that has been rolling around in my head since about 2006-2007. Its the little things that make me wonder, like how the man is just seems too dumb to be able to capably hide anything, yet he disseminates lies so simply and honestly as the truth, and then seems so bewildered, flummoxed, and sad when they latter turn out to be widely revealed as lies. Cheney’s memoirs say “he grew away from me” around 2006, which is also the time that Bush started undoing many of the earlier works of his presidency (there is a good Slate.com article on this if people want me to try and dig it up). I kind of got the sense that around 2006 he realized the Cheney might not be his friend and a good adviser and that he had naively set things on the wrong path by trusting him implicitly earlier in his presidency. As they say, the road to hell is paved with good intentions, and I can’t help but wonder if Bush Jr. in his well intentioned naivety didn’t fire-up his fleet of steam rollers and pave an extra wide ten lane superhighway right up and into the anus of Satan himself deep in the ninth circle, on-ramps and all.

    Just a thought.

  8. When will he make the official anouncement that there were no WMDs in Iraq?
    Arrest his ass already before that kid from Tikrit makes good on his plan.

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