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.