Saturday, May 16, 2015

On Middle East and war, Walker's hypocrisy is sickening

[Updated: from 5/15: So let's reframe the issue in ScottWalkerTalk:

Knowing what we know now about the disastrous effects of sending US ground troops into Iraq, and into sectarian infighting there, I'd do the same thing against ISIS that George W. Bush did against Saddam.  In other words, I've learned nothing.]

The same chicken-hawk/presidential candidate-in-training who has said he supports US ground troops dispatched to fight and die against ISIS is today criticizing Jeb Bush for supporting brother W's Iraq invasion, though Walker also said good things about the additional surge troops W sent there, but - - wait for it - - is also criticizing President Obama and then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton for withdrawing the troops from Iraq Walker thinks should not have been sent into first place.

Unless they were W's surge troops.

Go figure.

Recommending Joan Walsh's fine piece in  She's writing about Jeb and the GOP amnesia on the Iraq War. Walker's case, so far, is less visible than Jeb's, but might be more dangerous because it comes with a complicating and contagious case of Chickenhawk flu.


my5cents said...

Is that what you call talking out of both ends at the same time.

Jake formerly of the LP said...

Time to remind people how Walker used the Operation Freedom BS to give a crony job to Tim Russell, and how Russell used that fake job to funnel money into "Walker for Governor" websites.

Can't wait for Rove and company to remind the rubes about that one.

Raven said...

Yeah, but, but, Jake, Walker may have appointed Russelll to the job, and Walker may have benefited from Russell's ensuing, ah, 'diversion of funds' [embezzlement], but that doesn't make Walker at fault for what his appointee Russell did! Uh, does it?

Jake formerly of the LP said...

Raven- Ah, you're right. It's all coincidence that Walker's appointees are corrupt thugs that just happen to funnel money and influence to Scotty and his donors.

Yep, these things just happen, over and over and over and over...

Anonymous said...

Rove is on walker's side and declined to get behind jeb. Most don't realize how well-connected walker is. This is why the media pump him up with propaganda both local and nationally. Rove mentored Walker she he left White House.