My take: two down, like 18 more to go.
Rumsfeld was the first. Now Powell. C'mon Cheney, Bush, Rice, Scooter and the fucking rest of you. You are all war criminals.
The image you see is Powell knowingly lying to the UN about imaginary weapons of mass destruction in Iraq.
Depending on which new agency or governing body you believe, the Iraq dead (civilian and military) range anywhere from 109,032 to 645,965.
U.S. deaths are at about 4,431 and another 31,994 injured.
.....all for a lie. Oh, and oil.
Powell claims...well, claimed.....past tense, now, he 'regrets' making a case for the Iraq War. He called it a 'blot' on his record.
Jesus. Fucking. Christ.
Wrecking dad's car when you're underage drinking is a 'blot'. Knowingly leading soldiers - whom you used to be in charge of as Joint Chief of Staff - to their death is more than a fucking 'blot'. The killing of 110,000 (or more!) is your fucking ticket to Hell.
Powell's faux apologies always rang hollow to me. Of course, he had nothing to fear. There was no tribunal for him or anyone in Shrub's administration. There would be no dishonorable anything. No trial. No jail time. No hanging. But there should have been.
I don't give half a fuck if Powell tried to peal himself away from his precious GOP that was tainted with BLOTUS. A war criminal trying to cast dispersions at a traitorous president was downright laughable. BLOTUS - I hate to admit - was right to mock Powell for that as well.
Covid killed Powell, the reality was, he was 84. I mean..........tick tick tick......
Now the angel of death can come for the rest of them. I won't feel a thing, though I might dance a bit if Cheney bites it. IF. I'm not sure he's human to begin with. And unlike Powell, I'll have no regrets chuckling over their demise.
btw....the one "good" thing to come out of the Iraq war was this blog. While I didn't hold onto it for a huge length of time, the idea was to use the forum to protest the then soon-to-be start of that war. Ironic I lasted longer than that, but my body count is a LOT less. It's not zero - just to be clear.
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