If our own hand picked Iraqi leadership knows and says publicly that we (the United States, led by George W. Bush) totally fucked things up, maybe it's time for the wingnuttery to finally admit it. Uh huh, right.
Allawi ruled Iraq for almost a year after U.S. occupation officials handed power to him in 2004 as prime minister of an interim government. He was selected by a council hand-picked by Washington after the 2003 invasion that toppled Saddam Hussein.
"Yes, Bush's policies failed utterly," said Allawi, describing the U.S. administration that once backed him. "Utter failure. Failure of U.S. domestic and foreign policy, including fighting terrorism and economic policy."
"His insistence on names like 'democracy' and 'open elections', without giving attention to political stability, was a big mistake. It cast shadows on Iraq, Iran, Afghanistan and Egypt, and I believe this will be remembered in history as President Bush's policy," he said.
And yet a quarter of the population of the US still thinks President Bush has done a heck of a job. C'mon, people. This guy is an idiot who set back the United States of America decades in terms of global respect, impact and effectiveness. Oh, yeah, and he drove the economy into a deep and muddy ditch in the process.
Nice work, Mr. Preznit.