Sunday, May 24, 2015

Unpopular stance -- part 2

Alternate title: Ann Coulter gives a much needed de-pantsing to conservatives parroting liberal talking points.

In my post below, I complained about Megyn Kelly dropping a gotcha question at Jeb Bush about the U.S. entry into the Iraq War. I've said in previous posts, there has been some real memory loss about the facts in the run up to that war, and seemingly intentional blindness to why Iraq is a mess now. Though I've disagreed with Coulter on many things, she's spot on here.

I'm not pleased with the article's title, but I've got no complaints about the content.
Contrary to the fairy tale the left has told itself since Obama truculently gave away America’s victory in Iraq, our argument wasn’t that we had to invade Iraq because of Saddam Hussein’s weapons of mass destruction. And the left’s argument certainly was not: "He doesn’t have any WMDs!" Our argument was: There were lots of reasons to get rid of Saddam Hussein, and none to keep him.
Ann gives a number of reasons why we went to war in Iraq, chief among them -- Hussein was giving shelter to terrorists, he had tried to assassinate a U.S. President, he not only had WMD's (chemical/biological weapons) he had used them against his own people, and we needed to give someone in the Arab world a nose bloodying after 9/11 and Iraq's murderous dictator was the best choice.

It's a good article, filled with her trademark snark, and she name checks Megyn Kelly in it as well. So I'm hoping that leads to a little face-to-face on Kelly's show next week, though I doubt Kelly will back down on her populist stance of criticizing the war and Bush as well.

It's a worthy read, check it out for yourself.

Also worth noting -- Elizabeth Marxs might be perfect looking:

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