As the Iraq war sort of winds down, I thought I’d point this out, since most people don’t seem to remember it: the Bush administration lied. They said that Iraq had weapons of mass destruction, that they were working with Al Qaeda, that they were behind 9/11, that we were going there to give Iraqis the gift of freedom, that we’d be welcomed as liberators, that Iraqi petrodollars would pay for reconstruction, and that we could fight the war with very few soldiers (but a lot of expensive equipment). These are, inarguably, lies. The people saying them at the time knew they were lies. Many people pointed out at the time that they were lies, and anybody who did a little investigation beyond watching Fox News or CNN or whatthefuckever could and did find out that they were lies.
As a result of these lies, thousands of Americans are dead. Thousands. DEAD. Hundreds of thousands of Iraqis are dead. Halliburton, KBR, Lockheed Martin, and General Dynamics, among thousand of other members of the military-industrial complex general Eisenhower worried so rightly about are fat on more than seven hundred billion U.S. taxpayer dollars.
If you were one of the sheep I fucking told you about back then, I just want to remind you that I fucking told you so. I want to remind you that you’re a chump who paid good money to kill your friends and innocent people you never even met. I want to remind you that that blood is on your fucking dirty, dumb hands, and that any number of people you called traitors tried to tell you the truth.
Also, fuck you, asshole, you sorry piece of shit.
Try to do better next time.
I know you won’t.
You think I’m kidding, but I’m really not.