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Blatant GOP Hypocrisy (Updated)

 

by "cinra2"

 

(I found this on a message board. The author was using the ID "cinra2". I asked for permission to publish it here, but he didn't get back to me right away. It was so good that I decided to take a chance and publish it, anyway. He since replied on the message board, and I now have permission to publish, and you have permission to email it on to anyone you think might like it.)

 

Imagine what the GOP would be screaming if Clinton was President on 9/11 and his General in charge of the war against al-Quaeda said that bin Laden wasn't the "focus" of our military operations in Afghanistan...

Imagine what the GOP would be screaming if Clinton pulled troops and resources out of Afghanistan to go on a wild goose chase in Iraq, allowing the war lords to regain control of the country, the Taliban to reform, the opium (heroin) crop to flourish and al-Quaeda to commit 20 attacks in the 2.5 years since 9/11, after committing just 4 during the 9 years before...

Imagine what the GOP would be screaming if Clinton admitted that airplane hijackings were still a possibility more than two years after 9/11...

Imagine what the GOP would be screaming if Clinton opposed Congressional and independent inquiries into the intelligence failures leading up to 9/11...

Imagine what the GOP would be screaming if Clinton wouldn't hand over documents to these 9/11 investigations....

Imagine what the GOP would be screaming if Clinton wouldn't testify before the 9/11 committee unless he appeared alongside Al Gore, with neither under oath and no formal transcript of their "testimony" to be taken...

Imagine what the GOP would be screaming if Clinton never had a chance to prevent the 9/11 attacks because he was obsessed with Iraq and missile defense, turned his back completely on the al-Quaeda warnings given to him by the previous administration, and ignored the threats that were coming in from our intelligence services...

Imagine what the GOP would be screaming if Clinton called for an invasion of Iraq based on a document that turned out to be a forgery (Africa's "yellow cake"), and on the word of Ahmad Chalabi, who was already known to be a notorious liar, thief and con man...that turned out to be a double agent spying for Iran who we were paying $300,000 a month to...

Imagine what the GOP would be screaming if Clinton didn't show any anger, didn't fire anyone, and did everything possible to avoid investigations into these colossal intelligence failures (intelligence HE relies on to keep our country safe!)...

Imagine what the GOP would be screaming if Clinton called for a war in Iraq because of an imminent threat that Saddam Hussein and his WMDs posed, but he was either lying, exaggerating or couldn't have been more wrong...

Imagine what the GOP would be screaming if Clinton said that Iraq tried to get uranium from Africa in his SOTU speech so he can strengthen his case for war, but he was either lying or wrong...

Imagine what the GOP would be screaming if Clinton said that most of the costs for the war and rebuilding the country would be paid by Iraq's oil revenues, but he was either lying, again, or couldn't have been more wrong...again...

Imagine what the GOP would be screaming if Madeline Albright said that Iraq had "between 100 and 500 tons of chemical weapons agent" and an "active nuclear program," but she was either lying or couldn't have been more wrong...

Hey Repubs, WORDS MEAN THINGS! Rush Limbaugh said that every day when Clinton was President, and I assumed it would apply to Republican Presidents and their administration as well. Silly me.

Imagine what the GOP would be screaming if Clinton used the lives and limbs of our brave soldiers like political poker chips by having the Democrats purposely schedule the Congressional "debate" and ensuing vote on the invasion of Iraq just prior to the midterm elections...

Imagine what the GOP would be screaming if the Clinton White House deliberately leaked the cover of a secret CIA agent because they had a political ax to grind...and then imagine what the GOP would be screaming if Clinton had Janet Reno "investigate" the matter to see who leaked it...who then waited months to step down before naming a special "in house" prosecutor to (wink, wink, nod, nod) take over the investigation...

Imagine what the GOP would be screaming if this was Clinton's war in Iraq with all these casualties and chaos...

Imagine what the GOP would be screaming if Al Gore said that our troops in Iraq would be greeted with hugs and roses, but instead had to dodge mortars, shoulder fired missiles, RPG's, IED's and car bombs...

Hey Repubs, WORDS MEAN THINGS!

Imagine what the GOP would be screaming if Clinton landed on an aircraft carrier, declared "major combat operations ended" in a fancy photo-op - hey Repubs, WORDS (and actions) MEAN THINGS! - and months later spun it into "he didn't mean the war was over" nonsense when casualties started to mount...(oh wait, we know EXACTLY what the GOP would be screaming because they went ballistic after the disaster in Mogadishu because Clinton had that photo-op on the White House lawn a few months before declaring the mission was over.)...

Imagine what the GOP would be screaming if Clinton declared "Bring it on" in regards to the insurgents fighting back, and then called our casualties proof we're making "progress..."

Imagine what the GOP would be screaming if Clinton didn't do bubkis about the mounting casualties last summer because he was on the golf course...

Imagine what the GOP would be screaming if Clinton totally bungled the wars aftermath because he (incredulously!) didn't even plan for it...

Imagine what the GOP would be screaming if Clinton never had an exit strategy in Iraq...

Imagine what the GOP would be screaming if Bill Cohen said "we know where (the WMDs) are" when the war started, but more than a year later, they have yet to turn up...

Hey Repubs, WORDS MEAN THINGS!

Imagine what the GOP would be screaming if Clinton split hairs about his justification for the war and the WMDs that don't exist by saying he "never used the term 'imminent threat'"...(then why did we invade? To give our troops an extended vacation in the Iraqi desert?)...

(oh wait, we know EXACTLY what the GOP would be screaming because the GOP had a field day every time Clinton parsed his words to wiggle out of something he said!)

Imagine what the GOP would be screaming if, before the war, Clinton said: "We know that the (Iraqi) regime has produced thousands of tons of chemical agents, including mustard gas, sarin nerve gas (and) VX nerve gas" - hey Repubs, WORDS MEAN THINGS! - but when none of it turns up, tries to spin his way out of it by saying "they could have been moved, buried or hidden"...(how the hell do you move, bury or hide "THOUSANDS OF TONS" of anything, let alone highly toxic chemicals...practically overnight...when they were set up and ready to be fired within "45 minutes"?!)...

Imagine what the GOP would be screaming (laughing hysterically, actually) if a Democrat used an RPG shell - a shell at least 15 years old - that contained sarin gas as proof of Iraq's WMDs and therefore justifies Clinton's pretext for the war ("thousands of tons" of WMDs!)...

Imagine what the GOP would be screaming if soldiers Clinton sent to Iraq who were wounded, had to pay for their meals at the hospital...

Imagine what the GOP would be screaming if a Chinook helicopter in Clinton's war, which was shot down leaving 16 dead and 26 wounded, wasn't equipped with (properly working)measures to protect itself against a shoulder fired missile...

Imagine what the GOP would be screaming if some troops Clinton sent into Iraq didn't have the proper Kevlar protective vests...and the soldiers family's had to buy the vests themselves and ship them over...

Imagine what the GOP would be screaming if the humvees Clinton sent to Iraq weren't protected with the proper armor, and soldiers were killed and wounded as a result...

Imagine what the GOP would be screaming if Clinton allowed Iranian diplomats to negotiate a cease fire...

Imagine what the GOP would be screaming if Clinton allowed a former Saddam Hussein Baathist General to be put in charge of Falluja...

Imagine what the GOP would be screaming if our troops in Clinton's war were not allowed to take out a Mosque that was not only firing on them but had a stockpile of weapons...

Imagine what the GOP would be screaming if Iraqi prisoners were abused and mistreated at the Abu Ghraib prison and Clinton said that Bill Cohen was doing a "good job"...

Imagine what the GOP would be screaming if Al Gore went up to Capitol Hill and told the Democrats to "get off" Cohen's "back" in regards to the scandal and cover-up at the prison...

Imagine what the GOP would be screaming if Clinton's incompetence and lack of planning caused such a disaster in Iraq, that our only hope for the short term is to avoid a civil war...

Imagine what the GOP would be screaming if Clinton promised a secular democracy in Iraq, but Madeline Albright said we might have to settle for an Islamic Theocracy instead...

Imagine what the GOP would be screaming if the military had tracked down al-Quaeda linked terrorist al-Zarqawi (who is not only responsible for the ruthless execution of Nick Berg, but many of the terrorist attacks in Iraq) a few times in 2002 and had plans to go after him, but Clinton was unable to give them the green light to pull the trigger because he was preoccupied with Iraq...(oh wait, we know EXACTLY what the GOP would be screaming because they had a cow when they learned that Clinton, allegedly, passed up a few opportunity's to grab bin-Laden)...

Imagine what the GOP would be screaming if a "lib" aired the audio of an American getting beheaded on his radio show to make a political point (a point that couldn't have been more wrong because we went into AFGHANISTAN - not Iraq! - to go after "terrorists like this!")...

Imagine what the GOP would be screaming if Al Gore's company sold $73 million worth of oil field equipment and services to Saddam Hussein while he was CEO from 1997-2000...then lied about it during his Vice Presidential campaign...and then as VP, blasted country's that had done business with Iraq...

Imagine what the GOP would be screaming if Gore's former company was handed Iraqi rebuilding contracts...and then ripped off the American tax payer with overcharges...

Imagine what the GOP would be screaming if Clinton used footage of a fireman's flag draped remains being carried out of the WTC wreckage in his campaign ads...but then opposed the release of photo's that showed flag draped coffins of our soldiers being brought back from Iraq...

Imagine what the GOP would be screaming if Clinton - and a Democrat controlled Congress - who already ran up a $500+ billion deficit, requested $87 billion to fund this mess in Iraq and just asked for $25 billion more...

Imagine what the GOP would be screaming if Clinton said we needed "regime change" in Iraq to make us safer, but even after Saddam Hussein's capture, security at the airports is higher then it's ever been, and flights had to
be canceled because of credible threats...

Imagine what the GOP would be screaming if Clinton couldn't have been more wrong on everything he did, but was too arrogant to admit a single mistake...

What BLATANT HYPOCRISY from the GOP and their mindless and gullible sycophants! Because if this was all Clinton's doing - ah, misdoing - you KNOW the Republicans would be having a conniption fit and would not only be screaming - SCREAMING! - for impeachment, but they'd be looking to prosecute Clinton criminally so they can put him in jail...for life!

I guess when a Republican President misleads the country into a senseless and very costly war, with no end in sight, the GOP and their sycophants see nothing wrong with it.

What phoney's! I'd sooner trust a $3 bill then these hypocrites!

I'd love to see how you sycophant Repubs spin this blatant hypocrisy. What are you gonna do, call me a "lib?" Or will you try and refute everything I've said and stick up for your brainless, arrogant, incompetent President? Well, "bring it on" because then you'll be proving my point, exactly!

In fact, if this really was all Clinton's misdoing, can you imagine Tom DeLay, Trent Lott and the rest of the Congressional Republicans, Sean Hannity, Rush Limbaugh and the rest of the conservative lapdogs on TV and
radio, and mindless and gullible Republicans - many of whom post on these boards - saying: "Clinton's passive approach to al-Quaeda is fine with me...Clinton didn't lie or mislead the country into a war in Iraq at all...he's shown great leadership, honesty and character and has done such a wonderful job making the world safer, that he deserves four more years..."

What a nauseating bunch of phoney's!

6/2/2004