I watch Chris Matthews “Hardball” everyday. He is absolutely honest, direct and fair with every guest that comes on his show. Democrat or Repub, he demands honesty and direct answers. I’ve seen him call out anyone who tries to double-speak their way out of something.
Yesterday, in light of the fact that more and more people have come forward saying there was no evidence of WMD in Iraq. Over 4,500 American soldiers have died and over 100,000 Iraqis have died. “Curveball” – the Iraqi who said the weapons were there now admits he made it up. Rumsfeld now admits we had no evidence.
The war in Iraq was sold to the US people with the scare tactic that Iraq HAD Weapons of Mass Destruction and they were “coming to get us.” This, after 9/11, made the US people so afraid that they supported the war.
If the last administration had come to the US people and said “Hussein’s a bad guy – we’re going to invade a country that has never attacked us and lose 4,500 American lives to free the Iraqi people” the country never would have supported the war.
We’ve also spent over $770 billion on the war there. Talk about spending and deficits!
Watch Chris Matthew’s end of show yesterday. He tells it straight. I want answers too.