Politics has been so disillusioning lately that I haven't had the heart to write about it after reading this or that. What I am trying to understand is who are Americans, at least that 50% who seem ready to vote Republicans back into power in Congress. Two years ago Americans wanted change. Change came. Now they want whoever was in power before they felt they needed that change? This makes sense???
Some is the rewriting of history by those who were involved in doing what Americans didn't like but evidently do now. It starts with memoirs to justify their actions by redefining what happened to make themselves look better. There have been a ton of books about how we got into the Iraq war, but the big players waited. Now here comes Tony Blair, with Bush following in the fall, as Blair defends his decision to go to war in Iraq even though it might have been wrong-- even though it might have been based on lies because after all, lying is sometimes a good thing.
So apparently is omitting all of what happened: Tony Blair Memoir
This war was not paid for, at least in the United States. It was justified by deceit. It is still being defended by the right and will increasingly be so as we move forward into elections to decide if our country puts the people back in power to do it all again.
Just think how it'd have been if Dick Cheney had been in total power instead of just the power behind the throne. According to Blair, he wanted to invade Iran, Syria and I forget who else... obviously without paying for any of it. I always find it amazing how those who feared fighting wars when they had their own chance are so quick to send others off to do it when they get too old to go themselves. How convenient!