Why did GW Bush invade Iraq?

The hijackers in the September 11 attacks were 19 men affiliated with al-Qaeda, and 15 of the 19 were citizens of Saudi Arabia. The others were from the United Arab Emirates, Egypt and Lebanon.

So why did Bush evacuate 2 dozen members of Osama bin Laden’s family from the United States the first few days following? (They were friends of the Bush family.)

Why did GW attack a completely different nationIraq?

Saddam Hussein had nothing to do with 9-11. He didn’t even like Osama bin Ladin.

Pretty much everyone (not angling to get a job on FOX News) agrees the War on Iraq was a mistake.

Former CIA Deputy Director and intelligence briefer Michael Morell recently admits Iraq WMD “intelligence” was a lie.

JAMES FALLOWS:

The war was going to happen. The WMD claims were the result of the need to find a case for the war, rather than the other way around. Paul Krugman is exactly right when he says:

The Iraq war wasn’t an innocent mistake, a venture undertaken on the basis of intelligence that turned out to be wrong. America invaded Iraq because the Bush administration wanted a war. The public justifications for the invasion were nothing but pretexts, and falsified pretexts at that.

The Right and Wrong Questions About the Iraq War

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Trillions of dollars wasted. So many lives destroyed. These are the guys to blame. :-(

Iraq would have been better off with Saddam. The USA would be safer today if they had let the Iraqi people decide their own fate.

Bill Nye Explains Evolution with Emoji

The Science Guy says adults can believe what they want, no matter how little evidence there is for Creationism. But they shouldn’t push their faith on children.

One of the main arguments put forward by creationists is that something complex, the human eye for example, could only be created by a higher power.

Nye disagrees. He keeps it simple here.

Click PLAY or watch it on YouTube.

Ireland votes to approve Gay marriage

There are plenty of good arguments against the word “marriage” being used for same sex couples.

I respect those who feel that way. But this battle is pretty much over. If a nation as Catholic as Ireland votes this way, almost every nation will. Homosexuality was illegal in Ireland until 1993 and abortion remains prohibited except where the mother’s life is in danger.

The world reacts to Ireland backing same-sex marriage

the argument for Creationism

A 2012 Gallup poll interviewed a random sample of 1,012 American adults, aged 18 and older. …

Forty six percent Americans believed in creationism, 32 percent believed in theistic evolution and 15 percent believed in evolution without any divine intervention. …

As an Agnostic, I believe creationism is wrong. Flabbergasted that so many thinking adults could overlook the inconsistencies between what their eyes see and the possibility that the Earth is only something less than 10,000yrs-old

Click PLAY or watch a Creationism pitch on YouTube.

I agree with National Geographic.

Why Do Many Reasonable People Doubt Science?

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An overwhelming majority of the scientific community accepts evolution as the dominant scientific theory of biological diversity.

Nearly every scientific society, representing hundreds of thousands of scientists, has issued statements rejecting intelligent design …

61% of Canadians believe that humans evolved from less advanced life forms, while 22% believe that God created human beings in their present form within the last 10,000 years …

According to a 2008 Norstat poll for NRK, 59% of the Norwegian population fully accept evolution, 24% somewhat agree with the theory, 4% somewhat disagree with the theory while 8% do not accept evolution. …

The US has one of the highest levels of public belief in biblical or other religious accounts of the origins of life on earth among industrialized countries. …

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Of the 2016 Republican candidates for President, so far, Huckabee, Perry, Santorum and Ben Carson are creationists. None of the others will admit they believe in evolution. They try to duck the issue often claiming: “I’m not a scientist.”

The GOP is an anti-science Party. :-(

related – A Creationist Campaign – Louisiana students are suffering for Bobby Jindal’s presidential ambitions.

Click through to see Stephen Colbert’s hilarious slap down of Jindal’s creationist “retreat from knowledge”. :-)