On the one hand, hysteria is a leftist “tool” and “so all crises, manufactured ones too, may be used to achieve leftist ends.”
So, Lee Nahrgang [DRC, April 8] when you penned those words did you perhaps forget President Bush’s crisis, totally manufactured and the longest war in American history? Did you forget that Bush rightist-manufactured policy cost 4,486 lives of young American men and women? Oh, it was easy for you to overlook 177,907 Iraqi soldiers and civilians; after all, they’re only Iraqis.
Let’s talk a little money. Revised 2013 figures set the Iraqi conflict, isn’t that what you rightists would rather call it, at $757.8 billion. This does take in interest paid on loans to keep the war going. It doesn’t take into consideration the cost of treating wounded veterans and their benefits, which are deserved and should be more
All of the above for a manufactured crisis formulated by the Bush administration with a proven lie about weapons of mass destruction.
When public ire reached the boiling point, George B and company trotted out a sacrificial lamb in the form of then-CIA Director George Tenet and blamed the whole manufactured crisis on him.
Even then Bush dragged his most profitable manufactured crisis, the cash cow for war contractors and weapon manufactures, on for the rest of his term.
Obama stopped the Bush crisis during his presidency.
Of course, Lee Nahrgang probably thinks the closure was a hysterical crisis manufactured by the left.
John Nance Garner,