We attended the House Subcommittee on National Security, Homeland Defense and Foreign Operations hearing today. They heard from the State Dept and from the Defense Dept and the topic was Iraq.
Jason Chaffetz is the Chair of the Subcommitee. The Ranking Member is John Tierney.
And the biggest embarrassment in today's hearing? The Ranking Member.
He was a wind-up doll spewing, "Bush, Bush, Bush."
Bush thankfully left the White House three years ago.*
The Iraq War has not continued these last three years because of George W. Bush. Spc Adrien Mills, who was buried yesterday, did not die in Iraq because of Bush. They're Barack's wars. John Edwards and Bill Richardson both promised to have all US troops out of Iraq by the end of their first year in the White House.
That's Barack's war.
Not only was partisan Tierney playing that game he was also kind of rude if you paid attention. His opening remarks and questions, really were a slap to the Chair's statements.
|Tierney also wanted to pretend that it was the GOP who started the Iraq War. Uh, many Democrats in Congress were happy to go along with it as Tierney damn well knows.|
I'll also add that it's 'cute' that Tierney's allowed to serve on the Oversight Committee -- Tierney whose wife Patrice entered a guilty plea last year (as reported by the Boston Globe's Shelley Murphy and Matt Viser) after being "charged with four counts of aiding and abetting the filing of false tax returns by her brother".
Did you notice my "*." Bush is out of the White House. This community wishes he was out in 2005 and that he didn't get in in 2001.
We'd love for him to be in prison.
But he's gone and we're not promoting his books are waiting to type about his latest remark. We don't give a damn. We live in a Bush-free world and are thankful for that.
In other words, we don't cover him anymore and are so glad not to have to. Yes, there's a move to arrest him. It won't succeed. If others want to cover it, have at it. But in this community, we'll continue to ignore Bush's latest remarks and actions.
Closing with C.I.'s "Iraq snapshot:"