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Donald Trump has buried George W. Bush, for good. Or so we hope.

This might not be “Morning in America,” but it is a moral victory for values in America. Somewhere in those Judeo-Christian values touted by “values voters” is an injunction against mass murder.

Before the February 20 South Carolina primary, it looked as though G. Bush might just make a comeback.

After the South Carolina primary, where Donald Trump won with 32.2 percent of the Republican vote, it seems certain that nothing will resuscitate the legacy of “one of the nation’s worst presidents.”

Notwithstanding his war crimes and unprecedented intervention in the financial system and the private economy, “W” also happened to preside over the largest domestic spending since Lyndon Johnson. As chronicled in Ivan Eland’s “Recarving Rushmore: Ranking the Presidents on Peace, Prosperity, and Liberty,” “[Bush] advocated bad policies and demonstrated horrendous operational incompetence.”

The disastrous and expensive (in casualties and money) nation-building project in Iraq and Afghanistan were only exceeded in catastrophic results by Bush’s expansion of executive power and theft of the civil liberties that make the United States unique. Bush had almost no accomplishments to offset such foibles.

Trump addressed the war: “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.”

The chattering class, Left and Right, was—still is—gobsmacked. A political Samson was bringing down the pillars of their world.

Desperate to restore equilibrium before the crucial South Carolina vote was CNN’s Anderson Cooper: “You would not say again that George W. Bush lied?”

Trump obliged. He backpedaled before the primary, going with non-committal: “I don’t know. I can’t tell you. I mean, I’d have to look at documents.”

So America has some unfinished business. Because we do know. We can say for sure. And we have all the documents.

George W. Bush lied America into war.

Bush began his ballyhooed presidency by lying during his campaign. He promised America a humble foreign policy, but came into office with the express purpose of using his plenary powers to unseat Saddam Hussein.

Reliable sources—vaunted officials such as the former head of the CIA’s counterterrorism office, Vincent Cannistraro—attested that Bush started plotting to “settle” old scores with Saddam Hussein as soon as he got to the White House.

This was well after the International Atomic Energy Agency vouched Iraq had “dismantled its nuclear program.” To good effect, Bush and his bandits dusted off “decade old” IAEA reports and presented these as the casus belli for a new war.

Yes, the Bush reports about Iraqi Weapons of Mass Destruction were a “decade old”; out-of-date and inapplicable, when they were deployed to go to war, in 2003.

In 2004, U.S. weapons inspector David Kay was tasked with a post-invasion investigation as to why no WMD were found in Iraq. The evidence Kay marshaled was the same old evidence those of us who opposed the war cited back in the dying days of 2002.

Having publicly fumed about the impotence of the IAEA’s much-maligned inspection process, Kay found himself in the embarrassing position of vouching for IAEA effectiveness.

IAEA inspectors were, in fact, still crisscrossing Iraq when Bush invaded.

For his 2004 tome “Plan of Attack,” author Bob Woodward was given his usual unparalleled access. Woodward conducted 75-odd interviews with members of the Bush administration’s inner sanctums, Bush too. Woodward concluded, and was lauded by the proud culprits themselves:

“Bush is in charge. Bush is all over [Iraq].”

“Just five days after September 11,” by Woodward’s telling, the president indicated to National Security Adviser Condoleezza Rice that he was determined to do something about Saddam Hussein.”

On November 21, 2001, the bombastic Bush who had characterized his war as “the story of the 21st Century,” demanded an invasion plan from Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld.

“Get on it,” Bush barked.

Gen. Tommy Franks was then given carte blanche to develop such a strategy, for which the president, unbeknownst to Congress, siphoned $700 million from a supplemental appropriation for the Afghan War.

On February 16, 2002, Bush signed a “Top Secret intelligence order” granting authority to the CIA and the military to commence covert operations in Iraq.

December 21, 2002 saw CIA Director George Tenet and his deputy John McLaughlin summoned to the Oval Office to screen a slideshow of Iraq’s alleged WMD.

The president took the lead. He made it clear that Tenet had to deliver on his promise of an intelligence “slam dunk.” Alas, G. Bush was wholly unimpressed by the “rough cut”:

“Nice try, but that isn’t gonna sell Joe Public.”

“Richard Clark, the White House anti-terrorism coordinator, reported that on the day after 9/11, even after he protested that there was no connection between Saddam Hussein and the 9/11 attacks, Bush personally insisted that he look for one.” Clark’s memo disavowing such a connection was returned by the “office of Bush’s National Security Adviser with the comment: Wrong answer. Do it again.”

Soon, Secretary of State Rice was filling her days with forecasts of a Saddam-seeded nuclear-winter.

On September 8, 2002, this liar told CNN’s Wolf Blitzer that “We do know that there have been shipments into Iraq of aluminum tubes that really are only suited to nuclear weapons programs.” David Albright of the Institution for Science and International Security was appalled. “That’s just a lie,” he reiterated to New Republic.

The “Lie Factory—the Office of Special Plans”—was a central edifice of the Bush administration.

The OSP, reminisces Justin Raimondo in a retrospective about Bush’s lies, was “a parallel intelligence-gathering agency set up by the neoconservatives in the administration [to feed] Congress and the media ‘factoids’ which were later proved to be false.”

ORDER IT NOW

To make his sub-intelligent case for war, Bush mustered the fictitious uranium from Africa, the aluminum tubes from Timbuktu, the invisible “meetings” with al-Qaida in Prague, an al-Qaida training camp that existed under Kurdish—not Iraqi—control, as well as the alleged weaponized chemical and biological stockpiles and their attendant delivery systems that inspectors doubted were there and which never-ever materialized.

“Guilt is an intrinsic quality of actions,” wrote the 19th-century American philosopher of liberty, Lysander Spooner. Judging by the actions they commanded, former President George Bush “and his neoconservative Rasputins” were–are—as guilty as sin for the crime of Iraq.

Before his February 23 victory in the Nevada caucuses, fresh from the win in South Carolina, Trump returned to Fox News to dance on George Bush’s political grave. Pompous Chris Wallace imagined he’d get the upper hand with Donald Trump, but ended up changing the subject … quickly.

“The pundits, including yourself,” blasted a triumphant Trump, “thought I made a mistake when I took on Bush on that issue. But when I took on Bush on that issue, I never felt it was a bad thing to do because people that are smart know that the war in Iraq was a disaster.”

No more “neoconservative Rasputins.” “Fool me once, shame on you; fool me twice, shame on me.” Or, in Bushspeak: “Fool me once, shame on … shame on you. Fool me … You can’t get fooled again!”

 
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  1. Rehmat says:

    In American history no president has been “buried” by execution for treason no matter how much he cheated his nation and killed millions of innocent people in foreign lands. Both Bush ‘Father and Son’ have been ‘darling’ of Jewish Lobby. So how could Donald Trump, who said two day ago, “I support Israel 100%” would like to burry his pro-Israel Bush brother?

    Last month, ADL, the National Jewish Democratic Council and other Jewish supremacist groups came to the conclusion that Sen. Ted Cruz would be more dangerous to Jews and Israel than Donald Trump as the next US president.

    It all happened after evangelic pastor Mike Bickle endorsed GOP presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz last month. The Jewish Lobby has accused Mike Bickle of saying that Adolf Hitler was a ‘divine hunter’ sent by God to kill Jews. It’s also claimed that the pastor believe that Jews must convert to Christianity or hunted down for extermination. Watch Bickle’s prophecy below.

    https://rehmat1.com/2016/02/24/lobby-ted-cruzs-pastor-admires-hitler/

    • Replies: @dahoit
    , @DaveE
  2. Thank you for this column. It all comes flooding back. The grotesque lies, the rank stupidity. John Kerry’s complete inability to grow a pair of balls in 2004 and say what Trump is saying now.

    Hopefully Trump drove a stake in Dracula’s black heart for good and we’ve seen the last of the Bushes.

    • Replies: @annamaria
  3. Shafiq says:

    The converse of this is that if Jeb! W. Bush had acknowledged early on that the Iraq war was a debacle, it would have helped him. Almost everyone in America already knows it.

  4. There should be no debate that Bush lied. UN inspectors proved this BEFORE the invasion! Allow me to post facts (once again) from my essay “Oil From Irak”:

    “Invading Iraq had nothing to do with “Weapons of Mass Destruction” (WMDs). One of President Bush’s more outrageous lies is that he did not deceive the American people to justify the invasion of Iraq. “We were fooled by bad intelligence” is the excuse accepted by most Americans. They cannot recall that in 2003, as U.S. forces prepared to invade Iraq, President Bush demanded that Saddam Hussein permit UN inspectors “free and unfettered access” to search Iraq for WMDs. Saddam Hussein surprised everyone by agreeing, and UN inspectors were allowed to roam Iraq at will and check all the locations that Colin Powell had recently told the UN Assembly were actively producing illegal weapons.

    After several weeks, the dozens of UN inspector teams had found nothing, and the dirty, rusty conditions of the suspect sites showed nothing had been made there for years. The
    Bush administration insisted they had other proof that WMDs were in Iraq. Chief UN inspector Hans Blix publicly stated that if they would send him a clue, he would have UN teams inspect the next day. Iraq even proposed that U.S. military officers join the UN inspectors. As a result, President Bush had perfect intelligence that Iraq had no WMDs. The US military had complete freedom to fly anywhere in Iraq to observe activity. UN inspectors were on the ground to check any suspect site, and were permitted to stay in Iraq as long as they liked to pursue new leads.

    This confirmed what General Hussein Kamel, Iraq’s weapons chief who defected from the regime in 1995, told UN inspectors and the CIA, that Iraq had destroyed its entire stockpile of chemical and biological weapons and banned missiles.”

    http://www.g2mil.com/Irak.htm

  5. This is yet another reason to vote for Trump.

    Most of the pundit-handwringing, editorial disinformation, and multi-front attacks against him are products of an elite who see a barbarian at their gate.

    He shouted out, “The Emperor Wears No Clothes,” and then he shaved off Miss USA’s Bush. God knows what else he’ll do.

  6. Realist says:

    “Trump Called Bush A Liar & He Won South Carolina (Nevada, Too)”

    Bush is a liar and stupid on a stick to boot.

    • Replies: @Bill Jones
  7. FWIW the former Australian PM Malcolm Fraser, who had been a hawkish supporter of the US in Vietnam, as early as 2004 said clearly that the US (and Australia) had gone to war in Iraq on a “lie”. While he was very embittered about his old Treasurer, in 2004 PM, John Howard I presume he had some good sources of information that he was right to rely on.

    • Replies: @Rehmat
  8. Truth says:

    I’, with you Ila! I just don’t get why Conservatives aren’t taking Tha Donald seriously…

    • Replies: @dahoit
  9. dearieme says:

    It was perfectly clear at the time that the decision to attack Iraq was reckless folly. I found it hard to understand that so many people didn’t see that. It’s even harder to understand that there are still people who don’t see that.

  10. Anonymous • Disclaimer says:

    Ha, ha.

    I have to give up on using Che Guava, not, as I thought because there was a glitch in handling posts from the browser I generally use, but because someone may have used it on Unz long ago, although the only posts that appear as search results are mine.

    Whoever used the name, possibly copied from me in the first place.

    Since it still may be a glitch, I am using a useless name this time, if I can use that again, will use a better one.

    Rehmat, you constantly tell half-truths, if you don’t know that Bush the first was dethroned mainly by reactions of ‘the lobby’, you need to do a little more reading and research.

    The main reasons slick Willy, presumably nicknamed so for the constant state of his penis (apparently a particularly big electoral bonus among black voters, sorry, that’s exactly how the MSM presented it at the time) dethroned Bush the first seem to have been ‘the lobby’s’ hatred of his plans for peace in Israel and Palestine, also some things to do with macro-economics.

    You are clearly not stupid, equally clearly a propagandist, but you might think a little before you post complete nonsense.

    Perhaps you omit Clinton from your list of villains only because he so palpably assisted the Islamic and Islamist wedge in the Balkans?

    Lord help us if Pantsuit Clinton wins the Demoncrat nomination, and then the election.

    Not that I am a citizen, so I don’t get a say.

    • Replies: @Orville H. Larson
  11. Rehmat says:
    @Wizard of Oz

    Aha! Good old Australia, the Zionist-controlled European empire under Jewish prime minister Moishe Turnbull.

    How Malcolm Fraser became an ‘antisemite’?

    Malcolm Fraser, former Australian prime minister (1975-83) in his 2014 book ‘Dangerous Allies’, has claimed that Israeli attack on USS Liberty in June 1967 was “deliberate”. Fraser’s mother Una Woolf had Jewish family roots.

    Fraser defended his accusations during an interview he gave to 774 ABC Radio Melbourne broadcaster Jonathan Eric Faine, a Zionist Jew who has been defending Israeli crimes in his career.

    Fraser also said that Australian Jewish minority wielded too much political power in the country. “The Jewish community seeks to get Australia to support policies as defined by Israel,” he said……

    https://rehmat1.com/2014/05/23/australian-ex-pm-israel-is-a-dangerous-ally/

    • Replies: @berserker
    , @Wizard of Oz
  12. berserker says:
    @Rehmat

    Since every one of your posts is inevitably “the Jews did it”, in keeping with the time honored Islamic tradition of “blame the Jews”, isn’t it easier to simply write the following few lines of code for an infinite loop (example in Python):

    while True:
    print(“the Jews did it”)

    Stick it in your blog. It will serve the same purpose as your posts.

    • Replies: @dahoit
    , @fizziks
    , @Rehmat
  13. annamaria says:
    @Bragadocious

    “The chattering class, Left and Right, was—still is—gobsmacked. A political Samson was bringing down the pillars of their world.”
    Nice. The presstitutes have deserved to be tied, name by name, to Bush “legacy.”

  14. “Donald Trump has buried George W. Bush, for good. Or so we hope”

    Only a naïf would expect so, just look back at the experience of Ross Perot:

    https://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=1876&dat=19921026&id=xwAqAAAAIBAJ&sjid=BM8EAAAAIBAJ&pg=3223,3565386&hl=en

    After you’ve had a read of how (erstwhile career CIA man) George H.W. Bush threatened Perot with public release of pornographic images of his daughter, you should look into the long criminal relationship between the Bush criminal syndicate and the Clintons, they even share the same spiritual guru:

    http://ronaldthomaswest.com/2014/08/09/hillary-clinton-in-four-short-paragraphs/

    You’ve much to learn Ilana. You might begin with studying the CIA cocaine trafficking through Mena, Arkansas; why not try google search ‘bush, clinton, mena, seal’

    Then, you could use google ‘bush, novation, shannon ross, thelma colbert’ to understand the consistent, ongoing pervasiveness of the criminal syndicate that runs this country.

    The recent CIA criminal syndicate history goes something like this: CIA’s Bush 1980-1992; CIA’s Clinton 1992-2000; CIA’s Bush 2000-2008; CIA’s Bush (Robert Gates, proxy stand in) in concert with CIA’s Clinton (with one Black-Whiteman, son of a White intelligence officer, figurehead/cover story presently babysat by John Brennan) 2008-2016

    If you think Trump is going exercise the required independence to defeat that gang, you must draw your intelligence from (and pin your hopes on) ‘Spy Girls’ at youtube –

  15. Reckless folly? Hardly. Bush, the galumphing nitwit that he is, did not even understand that the cabal of Israeli agents surrounding him were merely carrying out Israel’s foreign policy objective: Destroy any Arab state that could possibly serve as a counter to Israeli power in the Middle East. The day he takes office Trump should arrest Wolfowitz, Feith, William Kristol and the rest. I believe there are vacancies in Guantanamo.

    • Replies: @annamaria
  16. The insipid stupidity of the Bush Family will go down in history. Neocon puppets, all of them.

  17. Anonymous • Disclaimer says:

    Thing is on the surface Trump is a boorish, big mouthed street talking man but as far as policy goes he speaks mostly the truth.
    Imigration is out of control, how do you fix that, stop the flow so you can control it. Truth
    No more Muslims till we get a proper screening program in place. More truth, besides, no one likes them, they contribute nothing and have been very dangerous in the past – read their book!
    Dump free trade. Big truth, Americas establishment sold the Country down the river for a quick profit and they are doing it again with the TPP.
    He wants to stop meddling in the affairs of other governments, do business with them instead, who needs war? The truth again.
    Truth is why he will be President. Yes you will be embarrassed a lot but you’ve had 8 years of practice with Lil George, it couldn’t possibly be any worse.

  18. In manner of speaking, this is all coming full-circle. The popularity of Trump is the result of Americans getting shafted by 30 years of Bushes and what the Bushes represent.

    Americans love Ronald Reagan, rightly or wrongly. Now personally, I don’t count myself among those Reagan-loving Americans and I think his reputation is somewhat at odds with reality. But debating the Reagan legacy is beyond the scope of my comment here. The point is that Reagan is associated in the popular mind with good times.

    Herbert Walker Bush rode into the White House on Reagan’s coattails. What Americans really wanted was 4 more years of Reagan when they voted for Bush in ’88. Instead they got Desert Storm, “read my lips,” and the New World Order. This opened up a rift in the Republican party that was exploited by Ross Perot (who, with his plain talk, charisma, and business sense was a lot closer to the popular image of Reagan), and that allowed Bill Clinton to sneak into the Oval Office with a whopping 43% of the popular vote. Clinton, despite his obvious flaws, managed to keep his stock just high enough for reelection by not enacting left-wing economic policies—partly as a result of his own “triangulation” and partly due to the obstruction of a Republican congress. Ironically, the discipline of congressional Republicans, by not allowing Clinton’s worst aspects to rise to the surface and become visible, may have prevented Americans from seeing fully who he really was.

    Then we come to W. and to my main thesis. I submit that the legacy of popular conservatism and economic prosperity associated with Ronald Reagan was still in operation in 2000, and that is what really drove the election of George W. Bush. So strong was Reagan’s aura that it propelled W. along on the coattails of his father who was propelled on the coattails of Reagan. The mere name association of Bush-Reagan basically engendered the whole W. campaign, only Americans were once again fooled by their own aspirations in not seeing W, for who he really was. The ensuing disasters of the W. years do not need recounting here, save one: the election of Barack Obama was the greatest “man caused disaster” America has witnessed in a century and a half.

    Now that we’ve been burned enough times, we will never vote for a Bush ever again. Republican voters, like fish, are very slow to learn anything new, but once they learn something they learn it very well. The Bushes are not going to give us what we really want. Trump will.

    I realize this analysis is rather abbreviated and simplified, but sometimes underneath all the sturm und drang the root of the matter really is quite simple. Americans have not had one of their own as president for the last 28 years and we’re sick of it.

    • Replies: @MarkinLA
  19. dahoit says:
    @Rehmat

    Bush the elder was defeated by bent dick with the help of the Zionist media which was angry at his threats to withhold do re mi to the Ziomonsters because of their actions.
    The Zionists love their wacko Christian? heretics,they are music to their tin ears.
    Your mind is held captive by your ethnicity it seems.
    Cruz or Rubio are perfectly acceptable to the Ziomonsters,as is the hell bitch.

  20. dahoit says:
    @berserker

    Oh no,the Jews are the most wonderful people who ever lived,everybody loves them,and feel they are gods representatives on earth; regards,Raymond Shaw.

  21. dahoit says:
    @Truth

    Conservatives like Trump,its the neoconlib scum Zionists that don’t.
    Clear as a day on the moon.

    • Replies: @Truth
  22. One thing unmistakeable in several debates and especially the Houston debate, is the candidates open pandering to Israel. For a long segment it appeared they were after Netanyahu’s job rather than Obama’s. Now for the fanatic evangelists this might be a feature, but for guys like me it is a nauseating and infuriating bug. And the more pandering they do to Israel the angrier we become. We begin to view everything they do through a lens identifying them as traitors to America and agents of a very disturbing ancient death cult. All religion is about power and control, but some are clearly much more deadly and despicable than others. In objective analysis, fanatic Jews and fanatic Muslims are all too similar. But at least the Muslims and the Jews’ slightly milder offshoot Christians allow converts. The Muslims and Jews however seem uniquely eager to terrorize and commit mass murder of any opponents. Seeing American Presidential candidates pander to a fanatic religious State built on terrorism, mass murder, torture, theft, and treason against America is eye-opening.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
  23. CanSpeccy says: • Website

    What your saying is that Dubya did precisely as he was required; namely, to con the people in the interests of American Hegemony, the Money Power, and the military-industrial complex.

    Which is another way of saying that Trump is totally unacceptable as the GOP’s presidential candidate, not only because he’s a bumptious interloper who refuses to acknowledge his rather lowly place in the established hierarchy, but because, whatever he might do in office, he’s prepared in the pursuit of office to expose the lies of the Money Power media (Poop Murdoch, Jeff Bezzos, Carlos Slim, etc., Props.), thereby putting in jeopardy the Project for a New American Century, aka global empire or New World Ordure, which will see the destruction of the sovereign, democratic nation state and a culling of nine tenths of the World’s population.

  24. Clyde says:

    In a Trump vs Hillary race American Jews will vote Trump anywhere from 40%-50%. That’s my take. An outside chance of 55% and no lower than 40%.

  25. Biff says:

    If they don’t know how to lie they are not allowed to be elected.

    • Replies: @CanSpeccy
    , @Bill Jones
  26. CanSpeccy says: • Website
    @Biff

    If they don’t know how to lie they are not allowed to be elected.

    But Trump is telling the truth, or at least half truths, and still threatens to get elected.

    So what gives? Is Trump prepared to be a matyr?

    Or is he playing a game on behalf of the deep state: a pied piper leading the truthers and believers in democracy to such a point of disillusionment and despair that they finally accept their place in the NWO slave state and get with the program, i.e., submit to the anti-nationalist anti-democratic elite in the hope that by making themselves useful they will be allowed to survive — sort of as in the Soviet Union during the Stalin terror when a complaint about the bread ration during the siege of Leningrad meant being “shot on the spot” (a favorite Leninism) by the NKVD.

    • Replies: @Rehmat
    , @Biff
  27. Rehmat says:
    @CanSpeccy

    It’s always considered normal for a western leader to lie. That’s why these leaders who are willing to sell their mothers for personal gains – hate leaders like Ayatullah Khamenei, Sheikh Nasrallah, Hugo Chavez, Dr. Ahmadinejad, etc.

    A study conducted by Dr. Uri Lebel of the Ben Gurion Institute, Beer Sheva University, after the 2006 war between Israel and Hizbullah concluded that 67% of Israelis trust Nasrallah than their own leaders (YNet, 9-3-2006).

    https://rehmat1.com/2009/12/23/worlds-top-independent-leaders/

    • Replies: @Biff
    , @CanSpeccy
  28. Biff says:
    @CanSpeccy

    Propaganda(false truths – outright lying) to a democracy is what a bludgeon is to a tyranny.

    Mr. Chomsky gets the credits.

  29. Biff says:
    @Rehmat

    The last truth teller was Ron Paul, and when he tied for first place with Michelle Bachman in the 2012 Iowa straw poll, the establishment completely freaked, and circled their wagons, and put together a concerted effort to make him disappear.

    If Trump gets too far out of line, something will happen.

    • Replies: @Rehmat
  30. Art says:

    An aside: On Drudge this morning.

    ROGER STONE WARNING: INSIDERS MOVE TO THWART TRUMP; ‘ROMNEY WILL ENTER RACE IF RUBIO FAILS’…

    http://www.infowars.com/breaking-insider-leaks-koch-bros-rubio-plan-to-stop-trump/

    Clearly Romney is becoming a stalking horse for the Republican establishment – he will attack Trump with millions of establishment dollars.

    They have no hope of Romney actually winning – they just want Trump to lose the general election.

    Trump is a populist not an establishment conservative – Trump is running for the American people – not the Republican Party.

    If he wins the general election the party big wigs will lose their jobs – the long and short of it is that they would rather lose the presidential election to Hillary then lose their power and jobs.

  31. “Judeo-Christian values”

    There are, of course no such thing. This is a phrase that would be utterly baffling to any churchman, Protestant of Catholic 100 years ago.

    Google books shows the phrase appeared in the 1960’s.

    https://books.google.com/ngrams/graph?content=Judeo-christian&year_start=1800&year_end=2000&corpus=15&smoothing=3&share=&direct_url=t1%3B%2CJudeo%20-%20christian%3B%2Cc0

    The idea that the barking mad psychopath god of the Jews and the deceitful witterings of the talmud made any contribution to the West’s civilization is ludicrous.

    • Replies: @Dr. X
    , @Talha
  32. CanSpeccy says: • Website
    @Rehmat

    It’s always considered normal for a western leader to lie. That’s why these leaders who are willing to sell their mothers for personal gains – hate leaders like Ayatullah Khamenei, Sheikh Nasrallah, Hugo Chavez, Dr. Ahmadinejad, etc.

    I think there must be more to American leaders hating people like Ayatullah Khamenei, et al. than the possibility of their being more honest than Western leaders. I mean, having someone keep saying “Death to America” and claiming it is a slogan “backed by reason and wisdom,” must be fairly annoying to any US President. As for Nasrallah, his forces gave America’s best friend a bit of a licking in 2006, and now the scoundrel is backing Assad, who Obama has been trying to oust for years.

    Anyhow, its easier to be honest when you don’t have to face elections. In Lebanon, for example, the government recently postponed the elections for a few years. As for Iran, the Supreme Leader is apparently elected in a round-about way by people he himself appointed, i.e., he holds the position probably for life.

    • Replies: @Rehmat
  33. MarkinLA says:
    @Intelligent Dasein

    I think his reputation is somewhat at odds with reality. But debating the Reagan legacy is beyond the scope of my comment here.

    Hey, that’s what I’m here for!

  34. iffen says:

    He called Pat Buchanan a neo-Nazi.

    Is he 1-1 or 2-0?

  35. You can’t fix stupid, you can’t fix crazy, and you can’t fix Arab.

    Jefferson and T Roosevelt had good intelligence about that people. It was all there in the White House library.

  36. The second Bush, by the way, was the first president to believe in the equality of the races, and probably the last.

  37. @Rehmat

    For the first time I have profited from a Rehmat post. I had never heard the fruity 1950s ABC not 100% Australian voice of Anthony Charles Ashton Lawson who died in Phuket a year ago aged 79 and was an extremely skilled producer of videos which can be seen on YouTube (including his one complaining about YouTube censorship).

    I enjoyed his castigation of Jon Faine whose ABC talkback program I gave up listening too years ago because Faine is and always has been (as an ABC person anyway) a pr**k. And I hadn’t heard the broadcast with Malcolm Fraser which I too recommend.

    Lawson however is totally – and I fear tellingly – wrong to say Josh Frydenberg is Australia’s first Jewish Liberal MP. How about Walter Jona and Senator Peter Baume (probably Michael Baume too)? And even in the first 1901 Parliament there were Isaacs and Pharez from Victoria and a Solomon from each of WA and SA.

    But that is just wrong. Why does Rehmat make himself look really stupid by calling PM Malcolm Turnbull Jewish?

    I’m beginning to see Rehmat as the anti-Israel equivalent of hasbara (at least as that word is used on these blogs) but neither professionally supervised nor well enough paid or funded to be more than an embarrassing loose canon for his cause.

  38. @Biff

    The determining factor as to whether they are allowed to be elected is not deceit, it’s whether there is a factor that renders them amenable to control.
    The obvious blackmail of, for example Merkel or John Roberts spring to mind.

  39. Dr. X says:
    @Bill Jones

    “Judeo-Christian values”

    There are, of course no such thing. This is a phrase that would be utterly baffling to any churchman, Protestant of Catholic 100 years ago.

    Agreed. The New Testament cannot properly be read as anything but a critique of the ancient Israeli religion and of the Pharisees. Jesus drove profiteers from the temple, who were allowed to operate there by the rabbinical class, making enemies of them. Jesus was executed for blasphemy against the Jewish religion on the testimony of the priest Caiaphas. He was “sold out” by Judas for money.

    The entire story is a repudiation of Israel. While ascending the path to Calvary, Jesus stopped with his cross and told the women of Jerusalem “weep not for me but for yourselves.” Jesus sought a “new” and universal “covenant” to replace the old, flawed Mosaic covenant which stipulated that the Jews were to be The Chosen.

  40. @Realist

    “Bush is a liar and stupid on a stick to boot.”

    But having seen something of ¿Jeb? it’s apparent that W is not the intellectual runt of the litter.

    One is reminded of Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes in Buck v. Bell back in 1927.

    “Three Generations of Imbeciles Are Enough”

    Time to wield the gelding knives.

  41. Oldwhig says:
    @Truth

    Reading these can comments ya’d think Da Chewwwz controlled everything. Whisky Tango Foxtrot. Can this really be true?

    • Replies: @Truth
  42. Truth says:
    @Oldwhig

    There is a 10,000,000,000 Sq. ft. synagogue miles under the streets of Manhattan that runs everything.

    • Replies: @LordProtector
  43. fizziks says:
    @berserker

    This is a great comment. Thank you.

  44. Ilana,

    One of the best things I read that “proves” that GWB knew there were no weapons of mass destruction is this simple argument. When the time came to attack Iraq, Turkey would not give approval for an invasion to be launched from its territory. Kuwait, settling old scores, did. The US Army massed thousands of troops in a small area, waiting for the signal to invade.

    Now, if you knew, or even suspected, that your enemy had lethal nerve gas or small nukes that might have a devastating impact on massed troops in a small area, you would NEVER mass them where WMD could wipe them out. Saddam would have been entirely justified in using his WMD to destroy an army set to wreak havoc on his country. So the explicit military strategy shows: they knew Iraq lacked the capability to defend itself, BEFORE they searched for the WMD that they claimed they KNEW were there.

    The one good thing about that was that Bush at least didn’t try to fabricate WMD, as I fully expected his administration would.

  45. No, Bush did not lie about WMDs or a nuke program. Saddam had both. He was able to fool the IAEA, and they weren’t looking for Chemical weapons, which Saddam had in abundance. Saddam was able to dismantle the machinery of his nuke program and ship the stuff to Syria, which was re-assembled by Assad, and which the Israelis destroyed NE Syria in 2007. Saddam was not able to get his yellowcake out in time. We found 22 Tonnes of it and shipped it to Canada for disposal.

    The truth about Bush is bad enough without having to make stuff up. We should not have gone into Iraq as Saddam had nothing to do with 9/11, and had it been necessary to depose Saddam, we should have simply handed the keys to the next strong man with the warning, “don’t make us come back,” and then left. Doing what Bush’s minion, Bremer, did, dismissing the Army, the only institution holding the country together, was an act of idiotic incompetence.

    Rehmat, Da Jooos don’t have the sort of power you attribute to them. Berserker’s suggestion would save you a lot of time and effort, while saying about 90% of what you normally post. You need to consider what Ilana Mercer is.

    • Replies: @annamaria
    , @Art
    , @Craig Morris
  46. DaveE says:
    @Rehmat

    I’m not a Christian, but I think Christians are a lot smarter and despise “the lobby” far more than the Jewish media will ever let on.

    Guys like Christ and Martin Luther made the truth pretty clear, after all.

    • Replies: @Intelligent Dasein
  47. annamaria says:
    @Southern Sage

    Agree. But the nitwit’s ignorance does not excuse his treasonous decisions. He had been an eager destroyer of the US Constitution.

  48. annamaria says:
    @Quartermaster

    “No, Bush did not lie about WMDs or a nuke program.”
    May I suggest that you see nothing wrong in dual citizenship?

  49. @Anonymous

    “Lord help us if Pantsuit Clinton wins the Democrat nomination, and then the election.”

    The Pantsuited One, in addition to being a bought-and-paid-for hack, is also a vile warmonger.

  50. Agent76 says:

    FEBRUARY 23, 2016 Survey: You’ll Never Guess What Americans Are Most Afraid Of

    Out of 88 potential horrors this batch of 1,500+ Americans were asked to rank in regard to their personal level of fear in 2015, you’ll never guess what the number one thing people are most afraid of in this country. Or perhaps you will. Americans are more afraid of their own corrupt government than ANYTHING AND EVERYTHING ELSE including death, rape, murder, nuclear war, pandemics, terrorism, zombies, and even clowns. What an amazingly sad statement on modern America and the times we are living in.

    http://www.activistpost.com/2016/02/survey-youll-never-guess-what-americans-are-most-afraid-of.html

  51. Rehmat says:
    @berserker

    NOPE idiot. When Islam appeared in Arabia in 610 CE, there NO JEWS in the world. Arab used to called “al-Yahud or Banu Israel”. Even, Israeli historian Shlomo Sand admitted a few years ago that JEWISH RACE was INVENTED a century ago.

    Muslims never hated your tribes. In fact, the Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) married two young widows from Banu Israel tribes.

    American academic and UN special envoy for Palestine, Dr. Richard Falk , claimed in an Op-Ed in Al-Jazeera that Muslim hatred toward tribe only surfaced when the European thugs occupied Palestine.

    https://rehmat1.com/2014/06/06/us-author-imam-khomeini-established-a-real-democracy-in-iran/

    • Replies: @OldWhig
  52. Rehmat says:

    On Sunday, Trump tells Jack Trapper: “Just so you understand, I don’t know anything about David Duke, OK? I don’t know anything about what you’re even talking about with white supremacy or white supremacists.” He is now chased by ADL and all GOP and Democrat presidential candidates.

    https://rehmat1.com/2016/02/29/donald-trump-kkk-and-adl/

  53. @Truth

    When I was boy I was told that Justice Earl Warren was secretly a you know what under tutelage of a secret ancient scribe. Maybe that accounts for the eponymous Da Jooooz? I suggest conspiracy theorists look at Umberto Eco, Prague Cemetery. You’ll see the grand conspiracy all connected to the ancient order of apron clad Stonecutters, of whom Geo. Washington was a brother and master. And as Joseph de Maistre (all glory to him) used to say , it is all the fault of the Reformation which demolished the fundaments of the social order: pope , king, hangman’s noose. It has all been downhill since. Just sayin’.

  54. @DaveE

    Guys like Christ and Martin Luther made the truth pretty clear, after all.

    Here, read this, and don’t be a protty-mouth.

    http://www.catholicapologetics.info/thechurch/catechism/trentc.htm

    • Replies: @EdmundBurke
  55. OldWhig says: • Website
    @Rehmat

    I don’t know what her problem is , but Rehmat doesn’t need to call someone who disagrees with her an “idiot.” Let’s keep civility in these posts. After all , this is Western Civilization and not Taliban or Isis land.

  56. Rehmat says:
    @Biff

    Former 2012 GOP presidential hopeful, Michelle Bachmann, is one of those creepy American politicians who never think twice before selling their soul to the Devil. She along with Sarah Palin and Limbaugh were known as “Musketeers of McCarthyism”, lead by Sen. John McCain for their fear mongering against US minorities especially Muslims.

    “Limbaugh, Palin and Bachmann are the Three Musketeers of the new McCarthyism, who run on the platform of the Abbott and Costello of demagoguery and ineptness, Bush and McCain,” Brent Budowsky wrote at Jewish The Hill, on October 25, 2008.

    Bachmann like anti-Muslim John Hagee, Pat Robertson, Franklin Graham, etc. has a long history of blaming natural disasters for Washington’s throwing Israel under bus.

    In November 2015, Bachmann had some more good news for Israeli Jews. She urged them to convert to Christianity ASAP, so that her Lord Christ could save them from Muslim terrorists. I October she visited Israel, all paid by the Jewconservative ‘Family Research Council’.

    Appearing on a radio program hosted by Israel-First Tony Perkins, head of FRC, she said that since Lord Christ was reappearing soon, Christians should try to bring more sheep including Jews to Christianity….

    https://rehmat1.com/2015/11/09/bachmann-wants-jews-to-accept-jesus-asap/

  57. Art says:
    @Quartermaster

    Da Jooos don’t have the sort of power you attribute to them

    The Jew have the power to hide 200 nukes.

    The Jew have the power to put 1,000,000 people in a virtual prison in Gaza.

    The Jew have the power to kill 1,400 people in Gaza.

    The Jew have the power to squat on Palestinian land.

    The Jew have the power to imprison people without trail.

    The Jew have the power to do these things and the US MSM will soft peddle them or NOT report them at all.

    The Jew have the power to shut up every US politician in America.

    • Replies: @Rehmat
  58. Anonymous • Disclaimer says:
    @Stan d Mute

    Sorry to disappoint, but Christians and Jews (even with some extremes) don’t behead, nor is their mainstream a culture of death or misogyny.
    Can we say the same about the people who gave us 9.11 , Charlie Hedbo and other contribution to un-civilization too numerous to mention?

    • Replies: @geokat62
    , @Truth
  59. geokat62 says:
    @Anonymous

    Sorry to disappoint, but Christians and Jews (even with some extremes) don’t behead, nor is their mainstream a culture of death or misogyny.

    No, of course not. Where would anyone get an idea like that? Just because the good ole’ xtians and Jews are responsible for killing millions (that millions) of people in Vietnam by carpet bombing them or for killing people in Lebanon by dropping over a million cluster bombs, they would never stoop to beheading people… they are way more civilized than that, right?

    Well, here’s what the head of an IDF rocket unit in Lebanon had to say about the use of cluster bombs and phosphorous shells during the Lebanon war, in 2006:

    “What we did was insane and monstrous, we covered entire towns in cluster bombs”
    http://www.haaretz.com/news/idf-commander-we-fired-more-than-a-million-cluster-bombs-in-lebanon-1.197099

    Or what Madalaine Albright (born Marie Jana Korbelová) had to say to Leslie Stahl when she asked her whether the price of killing half a million Iraqi children by imposing the harshest sanctions on their country was worth it: “we think the price is worth it.”

    Or what the Americans did to the prisoners in Abu Ghraib or what they are doing to them in Gitmo…very civilized, in deed!

  60. Truth says:
    @Anonymous

    Well, Old Sport, and I ask this completely without irony; When it comes to beheading, what’s the difference between doing it with a sword, and doing it with a cruise missile?

    • Replies: @EdmundBurke
  61. Ilana Mercer continues to delight. Not only her demolition of the dirt-dumbest man ever to fill the office of the presidency, but her reference to the great nineteenth century individualist anarchist, Lysander Spooner. I always look forward to reading and enjoying Ilana’s columns, and I’m practically drooling imagining what she’s going to say about Hillary.

    • Replies: @Orville H. Larson
  62. @Ralph Raico

    The Pantsuited One is a bought-and-paid-for, warmongering hack. Anything Ilana Mercer can do to bring this before the public is worthwhile.

  63. @Intelligent Dasein

    Intelligent:

    As to “protty mouth, ” don’t forget that Calvinism and Dissenting English Protestantism contributed to republicanism , whose virtues all on this site enjoy. Don’t think we can say that for Jihadist thought.

  64. @Truth

    Alahu Akhbar as war cry?

    • Replies: @Truth
  65. iffen says:

    According to Salon,

    Megyn Kelly destroys (again?)Donald Trump for lying about not being able to hear questions about David Duke and white supremacists ,

    so there.

  66. Truth says:
    @EdmundBurke

    Yes.

    I prefer “Kill ’em all, let God sort ’em out!” myself.

  67. Agent76 says:

    FEBRUARY 19, 2016 Dick Cheney Poisoned Hundreds Of US Troops In Iraq — They’re Dying — And The Media Is Silent

    The legacy of death and misery from the invasions of Iraq and Afghanistan continues today, and, once again, Dick Cheney plays a central role. A new book by Joseph Hickman, a former U.S. Marine and Army sergeant, titled The Burn Pits: The Poisoning of America’s Soldiers details how soldiers and local civilian populations were exposed to constant streams of toxic smoke from the burning of waste.

    http://www.activistpost.com/2016/02/dick-cheney-poisoned-hundreds-of-us-troops-in-iraq-theyre-dying-and-the-media-is-silent.html

  68. @Quartermaster

    I hadn’t heard about the removal of yellow cake from Iraq in 2008, but you missed a few details. From Snopes:

    The yellowcake removed from Iraq in 2008 was material that had long since been identified, documented, and stored in sealed containers under the supervision of U.N. inspectors. It was not a “secret” cache that was recently “discovered” by the U.S, nor had the yellowcake been purchased by Iraq in the years immediately preceding the 2003 invasion.

    This yellow cake does nothing to diminish the accusation the Bush lied. If Colin Powell had said “Sadam has 22 tons of yellow cake that we know about which has been stored in sealed containers under UN supervision” he would have been laughed off the podium.

    The evidence given for your position (Bush did not lie) was incomplete and the omission of important facts undermines your credibility.

  69. Rehmat says:
    @CanSpeccy

    YES – Iranian say DEATH TO AMERICA and DEATH TO ISRAEL – but tell me how many Jews or Christians they have killed since 1979 Islamic Revolution? Contrary to that, the Christian-Jewish western nations have murdered over three million Muslims around the world.

    Hizbullah gave bloody nose to the Jewish army in 2000 and 2006. Now Nasrallah is backing Assad because the Jew and Christian scoundrels in Israel and the West are killing Muslims and Christians in Syria.

    Iran has held more democratic elections than those creeps in Israel. The Leader is elected by 88-member council who are elected by Iranian as they did on February 26, 2016. He is not elected by Iranian Supreme Court as happened several times in the US. And how about that “Shitty Country” of yours where no single party has been elected to form a government since 1950?

    I know, it’s very customary for a Zionist creep to live in his/her self-denial.

    https://rehmat1.com/2010/05/24/study-israelis-prefer-to-live-in-self-denial/

    • Replies: @CanSpeccy
  70. Rehmat says:
    @Art

    “Ever since the Jews invented the libel charge of ‘anti-Semitism’ in the 1880s. It was first printed in the Jewish Encyclopaedia (1901 Vol. 1, p. 641), and has been built up with Jewish money, organizations, propaganda and lies (such as the Holocaust – Holohoax), so that now the word is like a snake venom which paralyses one’s nervous system. Even the mention of the word ‘Jew’ is shunned unless used in a most favourable and positive context.” Charles A. Weisman, Christian author of over 25 books. The above quote is from his 1966 book, Who is Esau Edom?

    “Many of the world leaders who took part in the march in Paris last week to support freedom of speech either muzzle free speech themselves or are close allies of regimes that jail and torture those whose words they don’t like,” wrote Haroon Siddiqui, former editor of Toronto Star’s editorial page……..

    https://rehmat1.com/2015/01/16/france-freedom-of-press-vs-jewish-power/

  71. CanSpeccy says: • Website
    @Rehmat

    Iran has held more democratic elections than those creeps in Israel. The Leader is elected by 88-member council who are elected by Iranian as they did on February 26, 2016.

    You appear to be confusing the President of Iran with the Supreme Leader, Ali Khamenei, the person who has repeatedly declared “Death to America.” There appears to be nothing democratic about the election of the latter:

    In its history, the Islamic Republic has had two Supreme Leaders: Ruhollah Khomeini, who held the position from 1979 until his death in 1989, and Ali Khamenei, who has held the position since Khomeini’s death.

    The Supreme Leader is elected and supervised by the Assembly of Experts. All candidates to the Assembly of Experts, the President and the Majlis, are selected by the Guardian Council, whose members are selected by the Supreme Leader of Iran. Source: Wikipedia

  72. annamaria says:

    There were the following question and statement for CanSpeccy: “…how many Jews or Christians they [Iranians] have killed since 1979 Islamic Revolution? Contrary to that, the Christian-Jewish western nations have murdered over three million Muslims around the world.” Would you comment?

  73. annamaria says:

    Is Mrs. Clinton a devout Christian? Judge for yourself:
    “Quite frankly, Israel didn’t teach Hamas a harsh enough lesson last year. True to form, Obama was too hard on our democratic ally, and too soft on our Islamofascist foe.”
    “As president, I will give the Jewish state all the necessary military, diplomatic, economic and moral support it needs to truly vanquish Hamas – and if that means killing 200,000 Gazans, then so be it.”
    “We realist Democrats understand that collateral damage is an unavoidable by-product of the War on Terror, and me being a mother, grandmother and tireless children’s rights advocate does not mean that I will flinch even one iota in allowing Israel to obliterate every last school-cum-rocket launching pad in Gaza. Those who allow their children to be used as human shields for terrorists deserve to see them buried under one-ton bombs.”
    And of course, “we came, we saw, he died..” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fgcd1ghag5Y
    http://www.counterpunch.org/2015/10/02/the-us-nato-alliance-destroyed-libya-where-next/

  74. Talha says:
    @Bill Jones

    If I may…

    As a Muslim who doesn’t have a dog in this Judeo-Christian issue, I would have to say two things:
    1) Totally agree that the term ‘Judeo-Christian’ is a very recent term (probably due to Israeli-lobby and Evangelical confluence and political influence). A couple of centuries ago, Christians would be quite offended of such a close association with the Jewish culture.
    2) I would agree that the Old Testament is not a reliable text on what God revealed (but, full disclosure, I have the same reservations of the New Testament) and tends to present a vision of a God that is exclusive to them, but to assume Christianity to be divorced completely from its Jewish origins is a bit of a stretch. The gap has been developing over centuries, but in its nascency, many Christians lived their day to day life quite like the Jew. This was suppressed when the Gentile-based Catholic church took over the Roman polity and purged strains that it felt were heretical. Our Master Jesus (pbuh) was an expert in Mosaic Law and taught it – there is little evidence he spoke against it wholesale other than a few specific items (like the money lenders incident that someone mentioned – but even that is just him bringing people back to a spiritual purity of the law). He knew about the Old Testament records of destruction of certain cities that rebelled against God, but never overturned or corrected the theology. Slavery, polygamy, etc. – he knew it was happening, but never personally prohibited it. It was Paul who was insistent about departure from Mosaic Law, yet other early church fathers like James the Just disagreed. Much of the moral system still comes from the Old Testament; whither the case against homosexuality or against other sexual vices for instance? If one says, it’s because of what makes sense morally, then good luck holding the line when a culture changes its mind on what they deem moral or not. Another example, for instance is the Psalms-based evidence for the 7-times daily prayers of the Syriac Church (one of the oldest Christian communities). Ethiopian Orthodox still observe kosher-like rules. Maybe the argument here is that you are excluding the Eastern Orthodox churches…

    While I would totally agree that the West had little to do with the Talmud as a point of reference for its civilization framework, the Mosaic Law and the lives of the Patriarchs and Prophets have been a general point of reference for a moral code; for instance, the patience of Job (pbuh), the wisdom of Solomon (pbuh), the chastity of Joseph (pbuh),etc. So from this perspective, mentioning ‘Judeo’ as an aspect of ‘values’ would, while perhaps sound like grovelling to ‘the lobby’, but still hold some substance.

    May God grant you honor in this life and the next.

  75. Talha says:
    @annamaria

    Good God, Almighty, that is vile. How can one just write that kind of stuff or let someone attribute it to them? We’re talking about children! There is no hint of reluctance or scruples.

    Though I completely do not agree with Hamas launching unguided rockets into urban centers, they killed a total of between 5-10 civilians; that’s how effective they are. Clinton would let that be a basis for obliterating 200,000 and consider it equivalence? What planet do these people live on? It’s like the latest UFC champion taking it no-holds-barred against a 5 year old because they kicked his shin – don’t they feel a little shame?

    Thanks for the quote, and the links…

    May God preserve you and your family.

  76. annamaria says:

    http://thesaker.is/russias-foreign-policy-historical-background/
    “Russia’s Foreign Policy: Historical Background” by Sergei Lavrov

  77. @annamaria

    The Pantsuited One is just as degenerate as her Zionist buddies in Tel Aviv.

    • Replies: @annamaria
  78. […] to an exultant Gretchen Carlson at the Fox News Channel—all would be forgiven. Recall, Trump called Bush a liar and went on to win South Carolina … and Nevada. He continues to denounce the “made by Bush” Iraq […]

  79. Anonymous • Disclaimer says:
    @annamaria

    There’s the problem with people like you; there is no room in arguments for facts.

    The Hillary “200,000 Gazans” quote is from a satirical website a la theonion.com. Luckily, “professional” reporters, well versed in Google and Monster Cola and not so much in fact checking, the story was picked up by other non-mainstream reporting outfits and presented as gospel.

    Facts. Not just for facsimile machines any more.

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