All in the Family featured the curmudgeonly Archie Bunker. Archie was television’s most famous grouch, blunt, blustering, straightforward and untouched by the PC crowd. He was the archetype of the conservative male. Michael desprately tried to reeducate him, but he persisted in his breviloquence.

Looking back at the last 40 years, we realize: ARCHIE WAS RIGHT!


Bush Lied, People Died?

One of the sound bites bantered about in the media is that Bush lied us into invading Iraq. The Democrats are repeating the mantra as if it both excuses and exonerates them in their initial support of the war. Get real.

The truth is that Bush laid out the information as he had it. It was the same info the Brits had and the same info he shared with everyone who would listen. Human knowledge by its very nature is limited and fallible. Bush may have been wrong in his analysis of the data but that doesn’t mean he lied about it.

I’m not sure he was wrong. Several things could have happened to the WMD’s. They could have been exported to Syria as evidence suggests, they could have been destroyed prior to and during the invasion, as was reported. Saddam might have been trying to bluff. The idea being to tell the world he didn’t have them but at the same time hint that he did, as a deterrent to invasion. Either way its not Bush’s fault.

The reasons we got into Iraq may be debatable but Bush didn’t mislead Congress or the Dems. He laid out what he had for them to look at. Instead of examining the evidence, they looked at the polls that said Americans wanted retribution for 911. Then they voted for a war. The so called principals they have suddenly discovered never entered the picture. The political change of heart now, has nothing to do we are told, with the polls going against the war.

The Democrats and Congress lied, at least to themselves, and people died. The polls have changed, but not the nature of politicians. They are just using this as a reason for their position flip flop.

The things GWB lied about are too long for this post, but prewar intelligence isn’t one of them.

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