Now that history has shown us how monumentally terrible the idea of the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq turned out to be, the president who lied to get us into the quagmire says he's "comfortable" with what he did.
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Nation writer Jeremy Scahill ripped into Republicans and Democrats on the 10th anniversary of the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq, claiming that both parties are to blame for the war during a recent appearance on MSNBC.
Although polls show a majority of Americans now believe the invasion of Iraq 10 years ago was a mistake, Eric Bolling expressed the opposite sentiment.
Nearly 10 years to the day after the start of the Iraq War, some 19 car bombs and a shooting in the country's capital left 57 people dead, almost 200 wounded and many more wondering whether they'll ever feel safe again.
This certainly is not the best of times, nor can it be called the worst of recent times, considering the years of totalitarianism, war and cold war the world lived through in the 20th century, recently closed. But the years since 2000 have provided no auspicious start to the 21st century.
“Making up a reason to invade a country is the easy part,” the former vice president said, according to a satirical story in The New Yorker. “Sticking to a pretend story for ten years—that is the stuff of valor.”
A look at the day's political happenings, including why the assault weapons ban has already failed and Vice President Joe Biden meets Pope Francis.