February 16, 2015

On Fox News' Happening Now, the discussion was about Obama's AUMF request to fight ISIS and conservative talk show host Kevin Jackson, complained that ISIS is President Obama's fault because he refused to carry on with George W. Bush's devastating foreign policy decisions. Sanita Jackson, Jesse's daughter, explained that Americans are tired of endless wars and we can't be perceived to be fighting with one billion Muslims,

Sanita...but we also have to be mindful of the fact that Americans are tired of endless, extensive wars. Jenna, this has cost us one and a half trillion dollars already, this engagement with Iraq, Afghanistan and ISIS it just continues to grow and we're asking Americans to pay a terrific price and before we ask any American to give their life, they need to be given a compelling reason to do so.

Jenna: Kevin, I hear you giggling if that's what you want to call it. What do you disagree with Santita on that?

Kevin: Nice try deflections Santita, look, I feel like I'm in an episode of Maury, Barack Obama you are the father of this situation, He has created the situation that we are currently in by abandoning Bush's policies and what he's cleverly trying to do is hand the keys to Boehner and say "hey, take the car for the weekend in hopes that Boehner will pick it up and suddenly buy the vehicle.

Kevin's "car" analogy makes no sense at all, but I bet he spent a lot of time thinking it up anyway. He's also rewriting Bush's foreign policy history because no matter what anybody says, George Bush's Iraq war has been a catastrophic failure and lead us to the place we are in now. Abandoning Bush's policies was just the first move in trying to restore our footing, but it's going to take decades to overcome his blunders.

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