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  •  No one wants the media to be prodded into (4+ / 0-)
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    reporting more about Iraq.  If the media did that, they'd have to ask questions of Democrats, you know like the ones we're going to nominate in 2016, about why they did nothing at the time.  No one stopped Democrats from raising holy hell about the lack of evidence justifying war.  If the media REALLY did its job, they'd ask why and we'd get the usual b.s. answers obscuring the horrific evil that was the Iraq War because they don't want Americans to know that they knew they were willing to allow thousands of Americans and innocent civilians to die for a lie because it was expedient for them personally.  

    •  Just Democrats? (4+ / 0-)

      Someone seems to be seeking a point away from the guilty!!

      Let me remind you, but say the possibility is there, the tepubs in congress then were the only ones meeting with the cheney whitehouse, whoops little dictator wanna be bush, not the dems!

      The Dems who wanted to hold hearings were relegated to basement rooms and not teabag attended, so any questions about, and plenty were, had to be raised on the not fox networks!

      Vets On FLOTUS and SLOTUS, "Best - Ever": "We haven't had this kind of visibility from the White House—ever." Joyce Raezer - Dec. 30, 2011

      by jimstaro on Tue Feb 19, 2013 at 08:31:02 AM PST

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      •  Democrats were "good Germans" (8+ / 0-)

        I don't need to tell you about Republicans.  But the reason the media didn't go into whoops at the time or now or will until the major players are long gone is that there was bipartisan complicity in the whole thing.  

        Feinstein and Harmon and Hillary and on and on.  People who were far, far, far more connected and had far more access to intelligence than the media knew, knew, knew and they went along and they gave the Republicans sufficient cover to execute the war with only minor opposition.

        We need opposition parties to OPPOSE.  When they don't we have disasters.  

        Iraq is not the media's fault.  Yes, Bush and Cheney are the most vilely responsible, but there is bipartisan blame. Democrats played enabling spouse never stopping one cent of the money to fight the war, going along with every end run around budgets and international law, never filibustering a thing, never defeating a bill, and that is why Bush and Cheney will never be held to account.  

        Now, back to droning foreign civilians....

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