The fool who cried (for) Wolf(owitz): Bush’s Iraq War lies complicate economic bailout
Posted by James McPherson on September 26, 2008
Paul Wolfowitz, of course, was the Bush secretary of defense and one of the architects of the Iraq War, which we now know to be based on administration lies. Now talks about how to “save” the economy have stalled, perhaps partly because John McCain felt compelled to try to play hero and ended up looking silly while doing more harm than good, but mostly because of opposition from conservative Republicans who refuse to go along with George Bush’s bailout plan.
A big reason those Republicans oppose a bailout is because of what they’re hearing from constituents, who apparently refuse to believe that the situation is as dire as the administration claims. “We’ve been listening to the American people, and the American people have told us that they don’t want to foot the bill,” Rep. Judy Biggert was quoted as saying in a CNN story today.
As for me, I don’t know what to believe, either, because Bush has proven he can’t be trusted. As the president himself has said, “Fool me once… Shame on… Shame on you… Fool me… Can’t get fooled again.”
Many people suspected that the Iraq War would seriously hurt the U.S. economy. Now it seems that we may have seriously underestimated just how devastating it might be.