So, with all the talk from the Bush camp about flip-flopping, we should remind everyone about the biggest flip-flop of all. This is a flip-flop that has so far resulted in well over 10,000 deaths, cost the US taxpayers hundreds of billions of dollars, and drastically increased the level of animosity towards the US around the world. That’s right, the topic is Nation building In Iraq.
dailykos.com put it well today, check it out at http://dailykos.com/story/2004/8/30/2013/69172
In summary Bush has said:
pre 9-11-2001: the US should not be in the business of nation building
post 9-11-2001: the US should be in the business of nation building in Iraq because they are a threat and Iraqis want their freedom.
lately: “Can we win?” the war on terror, Bush said, “I don’t think you can win it.
Also, one of the funniest (but also possibly the most sad and frightening) clips to watch from the Daily Show is when he has Gov. Bush debating President Bush. It’s only funny because Bush has changed his mind on everything, especially in Iraq. I just hope the American public is smart enough to not buy this crap on Kerry being a “flip-flopper” because Bush is much worse on that front (well, on every front, but that’s the currently hypocritical one.)