Debbie Wasserman-Schultz is losing her touch. Even the ridiculously Obama-friendly Politifact rated that one a “pants on Fire.”
In fact, Bush claimed the support of 35 countries for the action in his March 2003 address to the nation declaring war.“More than 35 countries are giving crucial support, from the use of naval and air bases, to help with intelligence and logistics, to the deployment of combat units. Every nation in this coalition has chosen to bear the duty and share the honor of serving in our common defense,” he said.Later that month, the White House released a list of 49 nations that had “already begun military operations to disarm Iraq of its weapons of mass destruction, and enforce 17 (United Nations Security Council) resolutions.”We should also point out that support from British Prime Minister Tony Blair was particularly strong.“Tell our allies that at the very moment of action, at the very moment when they need our determination that Britain faltered? I will not be party to such a course. This is not the time to falter,” Blair said at the end of a long, passionate speech before the House of Commons in favor of invading.Great Britain had troops stationed in Iraq until 2009, while the United States pulled out in 2011.
It almost seems like the strategy here is to reinforce the misconceptions and biases lo-fos have about the Bush years because if people are allowed to make comparisons based on the truth – our current president looks very weak and inept indeed.