The Advisor in the Sky

In Iraq I, George Bush, père encouraged the Iraqi Shiite majority
to revolt against the Sunni minority who were running the  country.
Then he left them in the lurch. They were massacred.

Iraq II, George Bush fils invaded and attempted to correct
his father’s mistake.

Bush fils, concerning the Sunni and Shia Muslim divide,
“I thought they were all Muslims.”

Asked whether he had consulted his father,
he replied, “There is a higher father that I appeal to.”[1]
“God told me to strike at al Qaeda and I struck them,
and then he instructed me to strike at Saddam, which I did.”[2]

The Invasion of Iraq
ousted Saddam and his Sunni crowd,
bringing the Shiite majority into play,
which got even for massacres with massacres.

After thousands of American dead and wounded,
not to speak of the tens of thousands of Iraqi casualties,
the buffer to Iran was cancelled out
the Middle East was ignited and ISIS filled the Iraqi void.

Bush got advice from above, but who advised
such liberal icons as Tom Friedman, Fareed Zakaria
and Peter Beinhart and did Hillary Clinton?

– Herbert Kuhner

[1] The Financial Times, June 11, 2004.
[2] George W. Bush, Ha’aretz, June 27, 2003.