ABOVE: David Letterman and Bill O’Reilly have a famous argument sometime in the “oughts,” the 2000’s.
Haven’t talked current events in a while. I’m not someone who likes to talk about any one thing too long. Dwellers don’t make good bloggers, you know?
This whole thing about the Middle East and how this new terrorist group ISIS is now taking Iraq back, rather brutally at that. I haven’t really paid attention to the “blame game” surrounding all of this, because to my way of thinking, it is just noise and not worthy of conversation.
It was a Republican-led White House that re-engaged Iraq in 2003 when they said they had ties to the Al-Qaeda terror organization (ISIS makes them look like choir boys), even though there was never substantive proof of said fact. The GOP allowed us all to assume there was a link there without proving it, and that Saddam Hussein just wasn’t a very cool guy, anyway.
Now that the White House is Democratic, and they decided that our involvement in Iraq wasn’t worth the losses, the GOP goes all critical on the Democrats. Even though they, for the most part, got us into this mess to begin with under less than totally true pretenses.
Who I really feel bad for is our troops serving in harm’s way, who have to deal with this “circular firing squad” of mismanagement in D.C.
Nobody is right up there, everybody is just different shades of wrong, and it sucks. It’s the red team and the blue team, and if you’re not on board with one team, then you belong with the other team. I don’t know about you, but any league with just two teams is just flat out boring.