What’s the thinking behind this? Is the RNC banking on a complete rehabilitation of W’s image, or are they trying to usher in such a rehabilitaiton themselves? Why does the tone of the sticker seem vaguely sarcastic? We’re as stumped as you. source
They did it for Reagan, so now it’s Bush’s turn.
“Thanks, W., for the unnecessary wars and deaths and for helping to ruin the economy!”
EDIT: Rachel Maddow did a great piece the other night about the short attention span and memory of Americans which illustrates the above wonderfully.
Syrians, Fleeing Home, Crowd in Roman Caves
“There is not a vacant cave,” Mr. Darwish said as he huddled with several children inside.
Read: NY Times
Alex Wagner: 73% of Democrats say we made a mistake going to war in Iraq. 66% of Republicans said we did not make a mistake.
Rachel Maddow: Amazing.
Flashback March 17, 2003: NY Times captures US on brink of war with Iraq.
(Reuters) - The U.S. war in Iraq has cost $1.7 trillion with an additional $490 billion in benefits owed to war veterans, expenses that could grow to more than $6 trillion over the next four decades counting interest, a study released on Thursday said.
The war has killed at least 134,000 Iraqi civilians and may have contributed to the deaths of as many as four times that number, according to the Costs of War Project by the Watson Institute for International Studies at Brown University.
The Lethal Presidency of Barack Obama
Sure, we as a nation have always killed people. A lot of people. But no president has ever waged war by killing enemies one by one, targeting them individually for execution, wherever they are. The Obama administration has taken pains to tell us, over and over again, that they are careful, scrupulous of our laws, and determined to avoid the loss of collateral, innocent lives. They’re careful because when it comes to waging war on individuals, the distinction between war and murder becomes a fine one. Especially when, on occasion, the individuals we target are Americans and when, in one instance, the collateral damage was an American boy.