Condoleezza Rice: We’re fuck ups, but we did the right thing!

During her visit of Blackburn England Condoleezza Rice engaged in a Q&A with some of the locals and was big enough to admit that our handling of Iraq has been incompetent, but that she still feels taking Saddam out was the Right Thing To Do:

“Yes, I know we have made tactical errors, thousands of them,” she said in answer to a question over whether lessons had been learned since the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq in 2003.

“I believe strongly that it was the right strategic decision, that Saddam had been a threat to the international community long enough,” she added.

I think it’s been pretty well established that the only people Saddam was a threat to were the people in his own country and, while that may or may not still be justification for taking him out, it’d be really nice if the Bush Administration would stop trying to play Saddam up as the next Hitler. It just isn’t true and it makes them look like idiots every time they imply it.

13 thoughts on “Condoleezza Rice: We’re fuck ups, but we did the right thing!

  1. While not happy about them, they should be expected.

    Of course, everyone makes tactical errors, consi.  But we can also learn from our mistakes, and hopefully do better next time.  Voting for Bush was a mistake, was it not?

  2. And what is so hard to grasp about that?

    Sorry Consi – I forgot to think. It’s a habit I suffer almost constantly.

    The coalition of the willing has been at war for about 1115 days.
    In the scheme of things I suppose two or more fuckups a day is hardly worth talking about.
    But, according to http://www.antiwar.com/casualties/ the body bag count is 2350 terminated Americans to April 6. 1885 died in combat; the rest by what … fuckup?
    Shit, that’s fuck-all; less than one fuck-up every two days.
    Yep, fuck-all.

    Estimated wounded anywhere from 18k > 48k.
    ‘As many as 1 of every 10 soldiers from the war on terror evacuated to the Army’s biggest hospital in Europe was sent there for mental problems.’
    I can relate to that. For the real results you have to wait a few years for the madness to fester. downer

    Voting for Bush was a mistake, was it not?

    The first time or the second time? rolleyes

  3. Sorry for double-dipping but …

    “Yes, I know we have made tactical errors, thousands of them.

  4. Hey Fucking America,

    Are you all truly patriotic. You fucking people kicked saddam hussain.Your mother fucking cars need fucking petrol, which you depend on middle east.I pretty well know you depend on IRAQ’S oil for which your fucking president and his team waged a war in name of combating terrorism.He has not only fooled american people but also the whole humanity and responsible for the american debt which has been made in billions of dollars.
    For which the innocent american people have to pay there taxes , just for the sake of AMERICAN planes and the AMERICAN cars.!!!!!.SADLY there were no weapons of MASS DESTRUCTION also found.Hence please kindly do one thing why dont you discard all the cars all of you AMERICAN people and go WALKING.!!!.That is the best solution for AMERICA…!!!And it is the real Americanism to go walking on your highways.Say no to IRAQ’S oiland the IRAQI people’s blood.

    truly AMERICAN,
    EMMA WATSON.

  5. Consi, if she was the real Emma Watson I’d be too busy desiring to do incest stuff with her – alas I have nothing to do with the genes of either.  wink

    Our current Emma sounds like she just got hold of some views she REALLY wanted to share.
    Wow. All that care, energy and youth and, maybe a tad too much red cordial.  smile

  6. It’s a question of who is fucking up.
    19 yr old at copy shop screws up twice a day (forgets to cancel dounble sided on next job)- not that important.

    Top surgeon screws up once a week, patient dies.

    Screw up a pacification and you end up with the US marine who describe the Iraqi people as a ‘cancer’ to which Uncle Sam was the ‘chemotherapy’

  7. Emma,  Who are you talking to?  He’s not my president.  I, along with about half of American voters didn’t vote for GW Bush.  I don’t walk on highways, it is too dangerous.

  8. ok well the smokin gun didn’t happen and the fight wasn’t over in 2003 or 04 its 07 now and too many have given there lifes. you cant support something that shouldn’t of happend. WMD lol dont make me laugh they didn’t use them in desert storm part 1 and yet inspectors coulnd’t find any and still we push in and once again they dont use them on invading forces but they have them fuck you the revolution is coming

  9. The Gospel According to George

    Chapter 1

    1.  I’ve got God’s shoulder to cry on. And I cry a lot. I do a lot of crying in this job. I’ll bet I’ve shed more tears than you can count. 2.  I know what I believe. I will continue to articulate what I believe and what I believe. I believe what I believe is right. 3.  I believe that the human being and the fish can coexist peacefully.  4. I don’t particularly like it when people put words in my mouth, either, by the way, unless I say it.  5.  See, in my line of work you got to keep repeating things over and over and over again for the truth to sink in, to kind of catapult the propaganda. 6.  I think anybody who doesn’t think I’m smart enough to handle the job is underestimating. 7.  There’s not going to be enough people in the system to take advantage of people like me.  8.  You know, I guess I’m like any other political figure: Everybody wants to be loved.

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    Chapter 3

    1.  Soldiers, sailors, Marines, airmen, and Coast Guardsmen, thanks for coming, thanks for wearing the uniform.  2.  I’m honored to be here with the eternal general. 3.  And so, General, I want to thank you for your service. And I appreciate the fact that you really snatched defeat out of the jaws of those who are trying to defeat.  4.  Some call this civil war; others call it emergency. I call it pure evil.  5.  My job is a decision-making job, and as a result, I make a lot of decisions.

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