(or, Fool us twice, shame on us.)
(or, How Powell & I stopped worrying and learned to love the NeoCons.)
By Brad Friedman on 4/17/2004, 11:24am PT  

As the debate continues about the right thing to do in Iraq at this point, it seems a good chance to revisit some of the more memorable lines we were adamently sold by the Conservative Echo Chamber (dutifully selling the NeoCon Party Line of that Moment) in the not-too-distant past. Ah...the memories...

"Iraq is a grave and growing danger to the United States because they posess WMD's!"

"Don't worry! We'll receive the support of the Arab World once they see we're serious this time. They only respect and understand military might! Not political rhetoric, which they perceive as weakness!"

"Don't worry! Once it's clear we're really going to go in, all of our Allies in the UN will line up to join us! They know otherwise they'll be completely shut out from the spoils of war!"

"Don't worry! We'll be greed as Liberators! They'll be dancing in the streets welcoming us! You'll see!"

[After the "liberation" of Baghdad] "Don't worry, we'll find the WMD's! Iraq is a country the size of California! These things require patience!"

"Don't worry! After Sadaam is caught, the violence will end and people will start talking about where those WMD's are. They're just too frightened to do so until they know for sure that Sadaam isn't coming back!"

"Don't worry! We've got plenty of troops in Iraq!"

"Don't worry! It's just pockets of resistance, this is most definitely not guerrila warfare!"

Ah...those were the days....

And now we're supposed to rely on the same folks who sold us the above bill of goods to determine where we should go from here? Surely you're kidding...right?