Why does network news think that taking advice from disgraced Iraq war architects like Paul Wolfowitz is the type of coverage our country needs when discussing Iraq's present day condition?
June 15, 2014

Network news seems to think that taking advice from disgraced neocons and Iraq warhawks is the type of coverage our country needs when discussing its present day condition. Let's see what qualifications he holds that make him a wise sage on the issue:

  • I can't imagine anyone here wanting to spend another $30 billion to be there for another 12 years.
    • House subcommittee on Iraq testimony (February 28, 2003)
  • There's a lot of money to pay for this. It doesn't have to be U.S. taxpayer money. We are dealing with a country that can really finance its own reconstruction, and relatively soon.
    • Congressional Testimony, March 27, 2003
  • There's definitely a rule in the Convention against humiliating prisoners and I'd have to see exactly the interview to see whether that in itself violated the Convention, but the Convention is very clear that prisoners have got to be treated properly. We are treating the Iraqi prisoners extremely well. In fact I think they get good food and shelter and they're free from the horrible commanders they used to work for. I think most of them are much happier, frankly.
    • Sunday March 23, 2003
  • This word 'imminent' keeps coming up. The President never said that there was an imminent threat.

What is wrong with these people? Why should we care what Wolfie thinks America should do in foreign policy, ever? He's proven to be an architect of disaster. NBC's Meet The Press thought he was a go to guy in that regard, but when asked a simple question he shucked and jived his way around it.

David Gregory asked the former Deputy Secretary of Defense under George Bush, if he and his fellow neocons underestimated the levels of violence as well as the possibility of fueling new terrorist groups they were unleashing when they decided to attack Iraq. Here's what that fool said.

Gregory: Where you and others culpable of underestimating the level of sectarian violence, warfare in the country that creates the potential for this kind of terror states to develop today?

Wolfowitz: Look, you use the word sectarian so did Richard Engel, This is more than just the obscure Shia/Sunni conflict. This is al-Qaeda and al-Qaeda is not on the road of defeat, al-Qaeda is on the march. Not just in Iraq and Syria and we have real enemies in the US and what we should be looking for friends. I think when we stick with our friends and those friends are not always perfect, but we stuck with the Kurds for twenty years. Northern Iraq, Kurdistan is a success story. We stuck with them South Korea for sixty years. South Korea is a miracle story if we walked away from that country in 1953, that country was a basket case.

Wolfie, that's not what Gregory asked you? He completely dodged the question and made believe Gregory asked him if we should keep supporting Maliki as the leader of Iraq.

Please pass the anti-freeze around.

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