Watching MSNBC this morning by accident. I assure you by accident. For some reason the monitor in here came on MSNBC instead of CNN. I was in a state of disbelief. And I have to tell you, folks, it was funny. I mean, these are all Obamaites and they look like a family in the waiting room at a hospital when the situation is dire. I mean, it was funny. They’re clearly like the family in the waiting room of the hospital worried about the patient.
The doctors went in trying to remove Obama’s foreign policy, the latest cancer in the administration, and they couldn’t find the doctrine. They couldn’t find the Obama doctrine, they came out and they told the family of the patient, which was the MSNBC people, and they were just totally depressed. Stop and think about this for a second. This is almost indescribable, and yet it is the reality we face today.
Starting in 2004, barely a year after George W. Bush invades Iraq to get rid of Saddam Hussein, starting in 2004 and continuing all through 2008, the media and the Democrat Party launch a multiple-times-a-day assault. I mean, it’s all we heard on Bush about Iraq, about how it was wrong-headed, it was immoral, it was unnecessary. We should have been in Afghanistan. What business do we have in Iraq.
They did everything, the Democrats, Obama. Even Obama’s speech in 2002 that put him on the map was about Iraq, about how dumb it was, how silly it was and we ought not ever be there and we shouldn’t ever go there and he was never gonna vote for it and blah, blah, blah. Then we started with the body counts, and in the midst of all this there were other scandals supposedly surrounding Bush. But for essentially five years the American media and the Democrat Party set out to summarily destroy the George Bush administration and primarily the second term, obviously.
The news was filled each day with multiple stories about a supposedly plunging economy, that we were headed into a recession while employment was almost full, 4.7%, while the job situation looked good. The economy was fine. It was soaring. We were coming out of two recessions and 9/11, and yet the media every day, every network beating Bush up, beating Cheney up, “No blood for oil.” Every day it seemed we had a story on how our troops in Iraq were nothing but terrorists. John Kerry and John Murtha, you name it, it was never-ending. It was a drumbeat about how no way, no how should we ever be in Iraq.
When it came time for the surge from General Petraeus, MoveOn.org runs an ad in the New York Times called General Betray Us, and they accuse him on the morning of testimony about the surge before a Senate committee of lying. He hadn’t even opened his mouth. The media picked that up and accused Petraeus of lying, and Hillary Clinton was right there accusing Petraeus of lying before he even said a word.
Then the presidential campaign of 2008 kicks up and it’s all about Iraq, and then there are debates, and it’s all about Iraq, and it’s filled with Obama saying he’s gonna get us out, if it’s the first thing he does. The left wing, the American media, was totally absorbed with Iraq. Iraq was in every way representative of the worst of the United States of America and we’ve got to get ourselves out. In fact, one of the first things Obama ever said as president was how he was going to get us out. It was as though they had succeeded, in their own minds, of convincing everybody in this country that the absolute worst thing this country has ever done outside of slavery was Iraq.
Remember all the stories of “torture” at Abu Ghraib? Remember all the stories of Club Gitmo and Korans flushed down the toilet that didn’t happen? Remember all of the lies, all of the in-your-face lies, all of the efforts to saddle this country with a defeat in Iraq and hang it around the neck of George W. Bush? Everything they could do to destroy this country’s morale on Iraq was done — daily, multiple times a day — including impugning military personnel, uniformed military personnel.
I remember such stories as John Kerry in Pasadena, California, making a speech at some school or something and he said: You either get smart or you end up in Iraq. Where is he? Remember all of the stories about the American military and, “Oh, how bad must America be if all of these young men and women are joining the military! It must be that there’s no future in this country because of Bush!
“They can’t get an education. They can’t get into a school. They can’t get a job because of the recession,” which didn’t exist, “and so the only option they had was to join the military.” The Democrat Party went so far as to discredit volunteers. I mean, I’m just trying to remind you — and I’m leaving out 90% of it. I’m trying to remind you of what we lived with, what we as citizens had to put up with in this country for five years multiple times a day, 24/7, 365 — and now where are we?
Where are we now? We’re back! Because the “smart” people told us they were gonna fix it. The “smart” people told us it should have never happened. The “smart” people told us it was never worth a single American life. It was never worth a single American defense dollar. It was never worth an ounce or a moment of our time. It was the worst boondoggle ever, and it was typical of right-wing conservative warmongers.
“They just love war, and they just love killing people, and they can’t wait,” and they showed us the pictures of the torture with the underwear on the heads of the terrorists at Abu Ghraib. They literally had conniption fits and near strokes over the meanness of the United States and our torture regimen and the waterboarding, and the Democrat Party promised everyone that that would come to an end when they came to power.
There would be no more torture, there would be no more war, there would be no more Abu Ghraib. There would be no more anything that George W. Bush did, because they were the “smart” people, and they were gonna get us out of there, and they were gonna close Gitmo, and then they were gonna get us out of Afghanistan, because none of it was worthwhile. None of it made any sense. None of it was what the United States is really all about. It was all illegitimate.