Blaming Biden for Bush Cheney and Rumsfeld’s War Crimes
There hasn’t been much statesmanship on display in American politics for half a century. Some, but not a lot. John Kerry’s outstanding patience in forging an Iran nuclear agreement comes to mind.
Statesmanship requires a clear mind, patience and courage
We’re seeing that with Joe Biden pulling the plug on the Afghan war, even while raising the ire of the impatient and gutless.
It was the complainers who allowed a quick, surgical strike unravel into a 20-year war. The gutless witnessed abu Ghraib and Guantanamo without impeaching Bush and Cheney—each of them guilty of war-crimes. The hear-no-evil, speak-no-evil, see-no-evil of both parties poured money (bailed like hay on pallets) and sham-democracy on a nation historically ruled by warlords.
We pasted together a government that had no public backing onto a national military that never engaged an enemy and expected it to succeed where we had failed. It was fake it ‘till you make it empire-building, a Cheney-Rumsfeld house of cards played …