Bush was right about Iraq and Obama has it all wrong. George W. Bush made the right call in 2003 by expanding the war on terror to Iraq. The combined intelligence gathering capabilities of the entire free world were focused on Iraq and Saddam Hussein's stockpile of weapons of mass destruction (WMD). At the time, informed by the same intelligence as President Bush, every major democrat echoed the sentiments of the Bush administration as well as the sentiments of the American people subsequent to the 9/11 terrorist attacks. Everyone was rattling sabers and howling for revenge. But, it took only weeks for democrats to begin to betray their country for political advantage. Critics began to sow doubt about the existence of WMD in Iraq, despite the piled bodies of Kurds who Saddam had exposed to his mustard gas munitions.
Mustard gas is a blister agent and is officially listed as a WMD under the 1993 Chemical Weapons Convention. Its effects are grotesque and make no distinction between man, woman, or child. It was first developed by the Germans in 1916 during WWI and many dough boys returned home blinded, disfigured, and tormented by ravaged lungs. When mustard gas makes contact with the skin, it burns the flesh creating huge blisters. Worse yet, if inhaled it blisters lung tissue, the victim suffocating while coughing up chunks of lung. The gas also blinds.
The evidence is incontrovertible that Saddam Hussein possessed and used mustard gas. But, the democrats and Obama would rather you not know this inconvenient fact. To them, all that matters is the accumulation and preservation of power, the truth be damned.
Now that Obama has tucked tail and run from the fight in Iraq, ISIS forces have overrun the country and overwhelmed the indigenous military forces that were clearly not ready to assume control. But, none of this matters to Obama since his foreign policy is merely an extension of his adolescent world view.
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