Rohrabacher & McClintock admit “Iraq War Was a Mistake”

OC Congressman Dana Rohrabacher admitted this week what Democrats and, well, most thinking people knew for years now: the Iraq War was a mistake. Oh, and Tom McClintock seconds that:

Going into Iraq “was a mistake because I thought we had to finish the job in Afghanistan,” Rohrbacher told the panel, echoing a popular Democratic talking point at the time.

“In retrospect, almost all of us think that was a horrible mistake,” Rohrbacher said. “Now that we know that it cost a trillion dollars, and all of these years, and all of these lives, and all of this blood … all I can say is everyone I know thinks it was a mistake to go in now.”

Asked by panel moderator Grover Norquist what percentage of Republican congressmen agree with that view, McClintock said, “I think everyone in Congress] would agree that Iraq was a mistake.” ([Raw Story)

Well, several thousands American and many times that in Iraqi lives, and now we have that. Of course, it doesn’t do anything that helps at this point. Rohrabacher and his fellow Republicans laughed at the Dirty Hippies that would dare to say that the Iraq War was a mistake. Those of us on the left were apparently “not serious” for wanting to stay out of a morass from which we would soon pour large sums of money and terrifying amounts of blood into.

Do you think the media will notice now and think about how they covered the run-up to the war? Doubtful. Attack first, apologize later. It’s a stunningly audacious way to run the world’s richest nation, but for eight years, that’s how we rolled.

3 thoughts on “Rohrabacher & McClintock admit “Iraq War Was a Mistake””

  1. Rorhabacher & McClintock, self-titled fiscal conservatives, now admit that a massive, massive expenditure of tax dollars (probably a trillion by the time we’re all done) to which they lent their full-throated jingoistic, disagree-and-you’re-a-traitor support was and is a horrible mistake.

    Still, they’ll be first in line explaining why we can’t afford to have good schools or a decent health care system, or clean air and water, and howling about tax-and-spend libruls.

    The fact that these people are still taken seriously by anyone at all speaks very ill of us as a nation.  

  2. That this is the first and only place I’ve heard this. The media, as you say, acted as cheerleaders for this unwarranted invasion. They’re clearly not anxious to admit they were wrong. No wonder more people trust Jon Stewart.

  3. … by trying to convince everyone that we have to attack Iran before they get a nuclear weapon.

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