As always, Ron Paul predicts today’s events in Iraq over a decade in advance …
2002 – Ron Paul predicts ISIS Iraq takeover: “Now (…) we’re planning a risky war to remove him from power. And as usual the probable result of such an effort will be something our government does not anticipate, like a takeover by someone much worse. As bad as Hussein is, he is enemy of the Al Quaida and someone new may well be a close ally of the Islamic radicals.”
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In a Thursday panel at Cato on conservatism and war, U.S. Reps. Dana Rohrabacher (R-Calif.) Tom McClintock (R-Calif.) and John Duncan (R-Tenn.) revealed that the vast majority of GOP members of Congress now think it was wrong for the U.S. to invade Iraq in 2003.
The discussion was moderated by Grover Norquist, who asked the congressmen how many of their colleagues now think the war was a mistake.
“I will say that the decision to go in, in retrospect, almost all of us think that was a horrible mistake. …Now that we know that it cost a trillion dollars, and all of these years, and all of these lives, and all of this blood… all I can say is everyone I know thinks it was a mistake to go in now.”
“I think everyone [in Congress] would agree that Iraq was a mistake.”
Watch the clip:
… and see, because they were so abysmally wrong and foolish, it is very important for you to listen to everything they have to say now about Afghanistan. THAT war was stupid, THIS war is good. :)
Haha, Republocrats are such an adorable and funny little bunch …