Biden. gave. a. medal. to. George. “Mission Accomplished.” Bush.
If only we had a left-wing party in this country. https://t.co/FFtLOEs6sY
— David M. Perry (@Lollardfish) November 13, 2018
For Veteran’s Day, Joe Biden gave a “liberty medal” to George W. Bush. He said nice things about being “the opposition, not the enemy.”
George W. Bush is directly responsible for the deaths and maiming of tens of thousands of U.S. troops and perhaps as many as a million Iraqis, the loss of trillions of dollars, the corrupt dealings with profiteers like Halliburton and Blackwater, and the lack of support for soldiers with PTSD leading to a massive suicide crisis. And oh yes, he also put on a flight suit. “Mission accomplished,” I guess.
There are plenty of other things to argue about regarding W.’s legacy, but when it comes to war and veterans, he surely deserves no praise.
So what is Biden, who wants to be president, doing? I assume that he believes his own message, but also believes that Democratic primary voters will reward centrism, reward outreach to perceived moderate Republican voters and draw a line between W. and Trump.
I, a Democratic primary voter, disagree. As I said in the Twitter thread, W. is a better person than Trump in terms of personal characteristics, and by the time Trump is out of office he may do much more damage than W., but that hasn’t happened yet.
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