Jon Stewart on just how “completely f’g wrong” GOP was about Iraq (video)

Jon Stewart weighs in to remind us of how the Republicans got the entire Iraq strategy totally wrong, predicting that everything would end up just chipper once we invaded.

I wrote yesterday about how Iraq is in shambles, with Al-Qaeda linked rebels taking over a large swath of the north, and heading towards Baghdad.

McCain is now arguing that we “won” in Iraq, but that somehow Barack Obama subsequently lost the Garden of Eden of joy and serenity that was Iraq following the American invasion.

Uh huh.

And I especially love the way Lindsey Graham says “stubborn-headed,” when referring to President Obama. You can almost hear Ms. Lindsey throw his Mint Julip in the Presiden’ts face. (Jon Stewart loved it as well.)


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22 Responses to “Jon Stewart on just how “completely f’g wrong” GOP was about Iraq (video)”

  1. Gindy51 says:

    Dumping your first, ill wife to get into bed with money pays off.

  2. Indigo says:

    That’s an addled old fraud with a rich wife and more houses than he can count. Apparently, fraud pays pretty well.

  3. Mike F says:

    I gave you an “up”, but it needs to be said that overthrowing Mohammed Mossadegh in 1953 didn’t turn out too well for either Iran or us.

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  5. chris10858 says:

    It seems Republican mantra is always, “If in doubt, kill them all and let God sort it out.”

  6. Macbill says:

    I wonder if McCain’s personal portfolio is filled with only war-profiteering companies?

  7. 2karmanot says:

    John McCain has spent a lifetime supporting war anytime anywhere, compensating for the fact that he F’d up in Viet Nam, got captured and sang like a bird. The real heroes went back to their lives with dignity and continuance. McCain is a pathetic, addled old fraud.

  8. chrislib says:

    Not wrong; lying. BushCo’s original three lies were:

    Saddam was behind 9/11.
    Saddam was going to give WMDs to terrorists.
    The Iraqi people would welcome us with dancing in the streets and carpets of flowers.

  9. emjayay says:

    Well, that Leave it to Beaver is pretty adorable and Dobie Gillis quite charming and remarkably sophisticated in its own way, as was the Burns and Allen show.

  10. Indigo says:

    I’m trying to think of a reason to care about Iraq anymore and I’m not coming up with anything. Sorry. No sale.

  11. BeccaM says:

    It’s Arizona, the state where a large proportion of the residents look at McCain and see a young Maverick-y whipper snapper. All they DO is complain, piss and moan about how America doesn’t look like they remember it being on TV in the 1950s.

  12. benb says:

    McCain…all he does is TALK. Christ, the man is a US senator…it’s not like he’s powerless. McCain, Lindsey and the completely worthless Ayotte…all they want is facetime on TV. Seriously, why would anyone pay want to pay their senator to do nothing but piss and moan about Obama on TV? Fight for a cause and win or fight for a cause and lose…but fight. For the most part, the difference between the Dems and the GOP is that the Dems have balls and the Republicans are a bunch of whiners.

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  14. bkmn says:

    I don’t know if the US will ever learn from its multiple mistakes made in Middle East interventions. All the politicians see is the vast oil resources and common sense goes out the door.

  15. basenjilover says:

    Bushie, you did a heckuva job!

  16. Naja pallida says:

    Seriously, it’s like our entire foreign policy is designed with the sole intention of keeping Bill Kristol employed. Nothing else.

  17. Bill_Perdue says:

    I usually say ‘and their cabinets and the head of their JCS, NSA, CIA and FBI’. And now I’d add their ambassador to the UN as well.

  18. nicho says:

    War criminals? You forgot Condi Rice, Colin Powell, Dick Cheney, Wolfowitz, Perle, and so many others, almost too numerous to mention. To bring them all to justice, we’d have to do it in a sports stadium like the Chinese do. And I do like the idea of following the Chinese model of driving them around with them wearing dunce caps and sitting in dump trucks filled with manure. Now, I would do Pay Per View for that.

  19. Bill_Perdue says:

    The ‘he’s’ in my comment are Bill Clinton, Obama and McCain, all war criminals. Which of them are you referring to?

  20. Elijah Shalis says:

    Don’t worry he has nuts for everyone.

  21. Dave of the Jungle says:

    The evil dictator was replaced with an evil dictator. That rocks.

  22. Bill_Perdue says:

    McCain was as wrong as the Bushes, the Clintons and Obama.

    Bill Clintons embargo murdered half a million children. Hillary Clinton was one the warmongers whose rabid support enabled Bush’s invasion and occupation and cost an additional million Iraqi lives. Obama is pondering another series of attacks to kill even more Iraqis. All of them should be investigated by an International War Crimes Tribunal.

    Someone who got it right was anti-war and LGBT hero Chelsea Manning. This is from her June 15th, 2014 0Op-Ed piece in the New York Times

    As Iraq erupts in civil war and America again contemplates intervention, that unfinished business should give new urgency to the question of how the United States military controlled the media coverage of its long involvement there and in Afghanistan. I believe that the current limits on press freedom and excessive government secrecy make it impossible for Americans to grasp fully what is happening in the wars we finance.

    If you were following the news during the March 2010 elections in Iraq, you might remember that the American press was flooded with stories declaring the elections a success… The subtext was that United States military operations had succeeded in creating a stable and democratic Iraq.

    Those of us stationed there were acutely aware of a more complicated reality. Military and diplomatic reports coming across my desk detailed a brutal crackdown against political dissidents by the Iraqi Ministry of Interior and federal police, on behalf of Prime Minister Nuri Kamal al-Maliki. Detainees were often tortured, or even killed…

    I was shocked by our military’s complicity in the corruption of that election. Yet these deeply troubling details flew under the American media’s radar…All [embedded] reporters are carefully vetted by military public affairs officials. This system is far from unbiased…

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