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“Obviously the war in Iraq was a big, fat mistake, all right?” said Trump. “George Bush made a mistake, we can make mistakes. But that one was a beauty… They lied. They said there were weapons of mass destruction – there were none. And they knew there were none. There were no weapons of mass destruction.”…” (Trump as cited in CommonDreams.org, Feb. 14, 2016)
“Condoleezza Rice, national security adviser and secretary of state under George W Bush, has backed out of delivering a commencement address at Rutgers University, after protests by faculty and students over her role in the Iraq War.“. https://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/may/03/condoleezza-rice-rutgers-commencement-backs-out-iraq-war
THE ALLEGED EXPERTS WHO SUPPORT EXXONMOBIL CEO REX TILLERSON AS TRUMP’S SECRETARY OF STATE PUSHED FOR WAR WITH IRAQ AND APPARENTLY STILL THINK IT A GREAT IDEA.
Excerpted from the Cato Institute.org:
“FEBRUARY 4, 2014 11:14AM Hadley and Gates on Iraq
By CHRISTOPHER A. PREBLE Former Bush national security adviser Stephen Hadley took to the Wall Street Journal’s op ed pages last week to try to make the case that the Iraq war was worth fighting… Hadley does not contend that Hussein had a functioning nuclear weapons program (in contrast to Condoleezza Rice’s warning that “we don’t want the smoking gun to be a mushroom cloud”; or Bush’s famous “sixteen words” about Iraqi yellowcake), and Hadley’s prediction that Hussein would have restarted one after 2005 is purely speculative, and ignores the possibility that Iran restarted its program in response to the U.S. invasion. Hadley’s bottom line, however, is the same as Cheney, Rice, and Bush’s: the war was worth fighting… The Iraq surge also failed to turn around public sentiment toward the war here in the United States. Americans opposed the war when Bush announced the surge in January 2007. They opposed the war a year later, and by the same margin. (Gallup asks: Was the war a mistake? Pew: Was it the right or wrong decision?). Even today, more than seven years after the surge, the majority of Americans do not believe that the war was worth fighting… I tend to agree with Jeremy Lott: If American politicians–but Republicans, especially–can’t get on the same page with the American people when it comes to the signature foreign policy of the first decade of the 21st century, then those same politicians shouldn’t expect to be taken seriously on a host of other issues.“CC-BY-NC-SA: https://www.cato.org/blog/hadley-gates-iraq.
“Published on Sunday, February 14, 2016
Trump Booed for Reminding GOP of Bush’s 9/11 Failure and Iraq War Lies As Jeb says he tired of people ‘blaming my brother’ – assault on Bush legacy exposes how sensitive GOP voters remain when it comes to grotesque failures of 9/11 and invasion of Iraq by Jon Queally, staff writer
The loudest boos of the Republican presidential debate in South Carolina on Saturday night came as billionaire real estate mogul and media personality Donald Trump reminded the audience that President George W. Bush, in fact, did not “keep us safe” on 9/11 and that when talking about the 2003 invasion of Iraq it’s important to remember that the central premise used by his administration was a lie.
“Obviously the war in Iraq was a big, fat mistake, all right?” said Trump. “George Bush made a mistake, we can make mistakes. But that one was a beauty.”
The crowd didn’t like that one.
But Trump continued. “They lied. They said there were weapons of mass destruction – there were none. And they knew there were none. There were no weapons of mass destruction.”…
Given that George W. Bush is his younger brother, Jeb was given a chance by the moderator to respond.
“I’m sick and tired of Barack Obama blaming my brother for all of the problems that he’s had. And frankly, I could care less about the insults that Donald Trump gives to me.” But, Bush continued, “I am sick and tired of him going after my family. My dad is the greatest man alive, in my mind. And while Donald Trump was building a reality TV show, my brother was building a security apparatus to keep us safe and I’m proud of what he did.”
And then Trump interjected: “The World Trade Center came down during your brother’s reign, remember that.”
The boos from the conservative Republican crowd rose once more.
“That’s not keeping us safe,” Trump added.
And Bush continued, “He’s had the gall to go after my mother…. My mom is the strongest woman I know—”
To which Trump said, “Maybe she should be running.”
According to journalist and political commentator Glenn Greenwald Trump’s attack on Bush was remarkable: What Trump just said was easily one of the most scathing denunciations of Bush & GOP on Iraq of any major presidential candidate ever…” CommonDreams, CC-BY-SA, Emphasis our own. Read more here: http://www.commondreams.org/news/2016/02/14/trump-booed-reminding-gop-bushs-911-failure-and-iraq-war-lies
On October 8th Condoleezza Rice made the following statement on what is apparently her Facebook Page (it says it is): “Enough! Donald Trump should not be President. He should withdraw. As a Republican, I hope to support someone who has the dignity and stature to run for the highest office in the greatest democracy on earth.
White House photo by David Bohrer Vice President Dick Cheney is seated with Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld
Trump Secretary of State Pick, Rex Tillerson, as CEO of ExxonMobil has business interests with Russian Government owned Rosneft, and is buddies with Putin. Condi Rice wrote a speech for Bush I warning against Ukrainian independence from the Soviet Union (“Chicken Kiev Speech). Putin was a KGB agent, for those who forget. And, his grandfather was cook for Lenin and Stalin. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chicken_Kiev_speech
NB: The word is apparently supposed to be Warmongers, but it doesn’t appear clear that way.