Dick Morris: "We're In Iraq As A Result Of A Democracy Asking For Us To Come In There."

Read that headline twice. It might just be the dumbest statement made on television since Bush took office. After accusing Obama of voting to deny ar

Read that headline twice. It might just be the dumbest statement made on television since Bush took office. After accusing Obama of voting to deny armor for the troops, Dick Morris tries to argue that Obama displayed poor judgment during the Georgian/Russian conflict because he pointed out that we would be in a stronger position to condemn Russia if we hadn't squandered our credibility by invading Iraq. After Colmes reminds him that Obama is right, Morris proceeds to make himself look even dumber by claiming we invaded Iraq at the invitation of Saddam Hussein. Huh?

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Morris: You saw by these, these ill prepared reactions on Georgia. And you saw what he said today? Obama said that he understood that countries should not invade other countries and we would be in a better position to say that if we had not gone into Iraq.

Colmes: Where is he wrong?

Morris: Where he's wrong is that we went into Iraq at the invitation of the government. Not as an invasion.

Colmes: We went to Iraq to remove Saddam Hussein. [....]

Morris: We're in Iraq now at the invitation of the government.

Colmes: They've asked us to leave. They said there's a timeline to get us out.

Morris: We're in Iraq as a result of a democracy asking for us to come in there. It's not an invasion. It's not a takeover. We're not trying to annex Iraq.

Colmes: We went in there by our own...of our own. We went into Iraq originally. Not at the invitation of Saddam Hussein's government.

To recap: Obama doesn't want to protect the troops (he does); we invaded Iraq at the request of Saddam Hussein (we didn't); we're staying in Iraq because the Iraqis want us there (they don't); and America has the requisite credibility to scold other countries for doing exactly what we do (we don't). How much does FOX pay this clown?

Full transcript below:

Morris says: The choice of Biden reminds me very much of Bush's choice of Cheney. The idea of going for an older, wiser, more experienced figure.


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Hannity: He's angry. He's arrogant. He's condescending. He thinks he knows it all......

Morris: Those adjectives would not apply to Cheney.

Colmes gets at him for distorting Obama's voting record and the conversation then moves here:

Morris: In the new funding Bill, the whole focus of that funding Bill was armor for the, for the Humvees. And while it is true of course Obama did not want our troops killed, uh he was willing to vote for a total cut off even though that money was used to armor the uh...stuff..[.......] In the final vote on that Bill he voted against funding.

Then he says Obama knows nothing about foreign policy and needs someone on the ticket who knows something about it and this follows:

Morris: You saw by these, these ill prepared reactions on Georgia. And you saw what he said today? Obama said that he understood that countries should not invade other countries and we would be in a better position to say that if we had not gone into Iraq.

Colmes: Where is he wrong?

Morris: Where he's wrong is that we went into Iraq at the invitation of the government. Not as an invasion.

Colmes: We went to Iraq to remove Saddam Hussein. [....]

Morris: We're in Iraq now at the invitation of the government.

Colmes: They've asked us to leave. They said there's a timeline to get us out.

Morris: We're in Iraq as a result of a democracy asking for us to come in there. It's not an invasion. It's not a takeover. We're not trying to annex Iraq.

Colmes: We went in there by our own...of our own. We went into Iraq originally. Not at the invitation of Saddam Hussein's government.

Morris: I believe that drawing the metaphor between Georgia and Iraq. Giving Russia the moral cover to go into Georgia because we went into Iraq, justifying that invasion paralleled with what we did is stupid. And I think that Joe Biden might be able to stop Barack Obama from saying stupid things.

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