Trump Was Right
by Geraldo Rivera | Oct 07, 2015
Donald Trump is right about President George W. Bush and the devastating consequences of W's ill-conceived Iraq War. It was a waste of lives and treasure. In political terms, as significantly, the eccentric billionaire businessman now leading the GOP pack in the race for the White House had the courage to do what Hillary Clinton, John Kerry, and I, did not.
He opposed the 2003 invasion.
I didn't. Like Clinton and Kerry, I suspended disbelief to march in lock step to the drums of war. The proof offered by the Bush Administration in the buildup to war was patently thin. Even though the respected Secretary of State Colin Powell shamefully promoted to the United Nations the bogus evidence of non-existent weapons of mass destruction, most of us thought it sounded fishy.
Still, we were unable to resist.
Now, as Trump asks, don't we long for the good old days of Saddam Hussein and Muammar Gaddafi? Remember those good old days? the era before ISIS? and before entire national populations were made refugees from violence and disorder and set loose to die at sea and destabilize the entire region?
History will blame us all, except Trump.