The Truth Will Make You Free
In spite of the best efforts of Rove and the MSM, people are starting to figure it out.
James Wolcott covers a lot of things in A-Roving We Will Go
, but the last paragraph points to a 23 June, 2005 poll by Rasmussen Reports
The question was: "Who was more responsible for starting the War in Iraq...Saddam Hussein or President Bush?" It was asked of 1000 people."June 23, 2005--Forty-nine percent (49%) of Americans say that President Bush is more responsible for starting the War with Iraq than Saddam Hussein. A Rasmussen Reports survey found that 44% take the opposite view and believe Hussein shoulders most of the responsibility."
Like JW and Atrios
, I don't remember anyone ever making this particular point. It almost makes Saddam a victim. I strongly feel that the Iraqi people are victims in this war, but I have never even considered Saddam as anything other than a convenient thug used by Reagan and the neocons to oppose Iran, a view I've held for over a quarter century. His status under Reagan was the first indication I had for how crazy the younger Pipes and Mylroie were: they backed Saddam, before they demonized him.