If you expected all the right wing crazy to run its course during CPAC, I have some bad news for you. Enter Eric Bolling, a scummy racist Tea Party lunatic who is claiming that the illegal Iraq war was the “smartest thing George Bush did.”
Bolling’s lunacy hits bottom quick,
“We had to take Saddam Hussein out….We’d just been punched in the face with 9/11, the Afghanistan war was starting up…we HAD to do what we did, I think it was the smartest thing George Bush did.”
So let’s look at how “smart” the war criminals in the George W. Bush administration were:
They lied and said it would be easy:
According to iCasualties.org 4,486 Americans were killed and 32,223 wounded.
An estimated 134,000 Iraqi civilians were also killed, the war “may have contributed to the deaths of as many as four times that number,” according to the Costs Of War Project.
They lied and said it would be cheap: ($50 billion to $60 billion)
According to The Week:
It actually cost 31 times as much: $1.7 trillion, the Brown study says. And that’s before an additional $490 billion in benefits owed to war veterans. Factor in veterans’ care and interest and the true cost over the next 40 years could be $6 trillion. Was the war itself even paid for? It was not. Turning his back on the greatest Republican of all — Abraham Lincoln, who asked Congress to raise taxes to pay for the Civil War — Bush asked Congress to cut taxes, a principal driver (along with spending related to his recession of 2007-09) of our current deficits.
Read more on the Iraq War Lies 10 years later at Costs of War
Here’s degenerate lunatic, and violent war-mongering Tea Party psychopath Eric Bolling in his own words. Video courtesy of Talking Points Memo: