Monday, May 12, 2008

Daily Show: Douglas Feith Uncut

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_J_ said...

The thing I don't like about this is that the options are either that the Bush administration fabricated the War in Iraq as part of a giant conspiracy OR the Bush administration is full of bumbling idiots.

Either Douglas Feith is being honest and the Iraq War was full of mistakes, misjudgements, and well-intentioned idiocy or the Iraq War was skillfully crafted to be what it is today; the American People were willfully misinformed in an effort to bring about this cluster fuck.

And, really? I'm pretty sure the truth is that the Bush Administration is full of well-intentioned bumbling idiots who have no fucking idea what they're doing.

Anonymous said...

I don't know that it has to be one or the other. The more likely case to me is a compromise of bumbling idiots that had tunnel vision and some opportunists that took a potentially bad decision and made it a complete mess. The war is no longer about achieving any red heiring goals, it's become a political tool. A deadly political tool that can be used as a wedge issue while US families and Iraqi families pay the price.

I think the real danger here is that someone or some group was duped at a critical point in our process. Whether is was the American people or our administration it happened and we can only hold our selves accountable for letting it happen. Now it is bed time!

_J_ said...

"we can only hold our selves accountable for letting it happen"

I don't know if that is true or not.

In hindsight, yeah, they didn't have WMDs, Saddam wasn't that big of a deal, Iraq had nothing to do with 9/11, etc. But at the time I don't remember if information was available to the American People which would have brought about these realizations.

I honestly don't remember.

I think the administration did an excellent job of sugar coating the invasion, and if the job of the American Citizenry is to be suspicious of their leaders then, sure, we are at fault. But if the job of the American Citizenry is to be informed and make assessments based upon the information available it may be the case that we were duped to such a degree that we could not be expected to have made an accurate, informed decision.