There’s nothing that I love more than watching the Republican Party slowly implode. If it was still the Party of Lincoln, Roosevelt, Eisenhower and even Nixon; this would be sad. But, the GOP is the party of Paul and Cheney – two men who are feuding about the very idea that we should go back to Iraq.
Former Vice President Dick Cheney believes that we need to go back. Of course he does. Haliburton, the company that rewarded him with $20 million when he left them to be Vice President, made a lot of money on the Iraq War. If we go back, they’re sure to make billions more.
Kentucky Senator Rand Paul, who is usually not someone to whom I were refer to as reasonable, is against this idea. For once, he and I are in agreement. I don’t know his views, but in my view we shouldn’t have gone there in the first place. The very idea of spending American dollars and lives to go back seems like too high of a price.
The only hope I have for this show of reason is that before we go back (and, I’m hoping we don’t go back) that we have the type of debate in this nation we should’ve had back in 2003.