Why does anyone listen to the neocon clowns? They have been wrong since day one.

Professor Juan Cole writes in Informed Comment all the ways the neocons blew it.

via Bernie Sanders US Senator

Dick Cheney

  • “Simply stated, there is no doubt that Saddam Hussein now has weapons of mass destruction. There is no doubt he is amassing them to use against our friends, against our allies, and against us.” (Source)
  • “I think things have gotten so bad inside Iraq, from the standpoint of the Iraqi people, my belief is we will, in fact, be greeted as liberators. . . . I think it will go relatively quickly, . . . (in) weeks rather than months.” March 16, 2003 (Source)
  • “If we had to do it over again we would do exactly the same thing.” September 13, 2006 (Source)
  • “What we did in Iraq was exactly the right thing to do. If I had it to recommend all over again, I would recommend exactly the same course of action.” October 5, 2004 (Source)
  • “I think they’re [Sunni Insurgents] in the last throes, if you will, of the insurgency.” June 20, 2005 (Source

Bill Kristol

  • “This is going to be a two month war, not an eight year war.” March 28, 2003 (Source)
  • “There has been a certain amount of pop sociology… that the Shi’a can’t get along with the Sunni… there’s almost no evidence of that at all.” April 4, 2003 (Fox News w/ Bill O’Reilly)
  • ““The first two battles of this new era are now over. The battles of Afghanistan and Iraq have been won decisively and honorably.” April 28, 2003 (Source)
  • “… there are hopeful signs that Iraqis of differing religious, ethnic, and political persuasions can work together. This is a far cry from the predictions made before the war by many, both here and in Europe, that a liberated Iraq would fracture into feuding clans and unleash a bloodbath.” March 22, 2004 (Source

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