Someone needs to tell old "terror babies" Gohmert that he's a little confused when it comes to the worst offenses of the George W. Bush administration. For some reason the producers of C-SPAN's morning call-in show, Washington Journal, thought that wingnut Rep. Louie Gohmert should be given more time than he already gets on Fox "news" to pollute our airways this Wednesday.
Here's how he responded when a caller asked him whether he and his cohorts were ever going to get around to investigating the Bush administration since they're all so suddenly worried about the rule of law and lying politicians:
CALLER: I am not a Republican. I called on the Independent line. I was surprised. I listened to the whole thing yesterday when Comey -- Comey made his statement. I thought he was saying she should be indicted.
Given that, are you now going to open a war criminals charge against Bush, Cheney, Rumsfeld, and Rice, for lying continually for years about the war in Iraq and Afghanistan?
Gohmert: Obviously you have fallen victim to things that were said about Bush and Cheney and Rumsfeld. Everybody, including Hillary Clinton, believed that Saddam Hussein had weapons of mass destruction.
He had killed thousands and thousands of people with poisonous gas, with weapons of mass destruction. When most of the countries in the U.N. supported resolutions requiring Saddam to come forth, he did not.
The biggest mistake that Karl Rove made during those years was just to advise Bush, don't worry about it, don't respond, and they did not respond, and now we have people who think that lies were institutionalized when they were not.
Everybody believed Saddam Hussein had weapons of mass destruction except a handful of people. Donald Trump says now that he did not, but anyway, at the time, this is what people believed and Saddam Hussein gave every indication of that. Bush's was -- the mistake was in not responding.
He followed the advice of his father, the late Tony Snow, who told me that in 1992, when Clinton kept making allegation after allegation of charges against him that were ridiculous, George H.W. Bush, we would not dignify these with a response, we will not respond, and he went from about 90 percent approval to losing the election.
Tony said he told him, trying to get him to respond at one point, Mr. President, when someone keeps attacking your honor and you do not respond, eventually people will assume you do not have any honor.
And George W. Bush refused to defend his honor and now people like John believe he did not have any honor and it is really unfortunate because he is much more honorable than people gave credit.
Sorry Louie, but it wasn't just a handful of people who knew they were lying, and his biggest mistake wasn't not responding. Why in holy hell Texas keeps electing this guy is beyond me.