Did Laura Bush Protest the Iraq War That Led to the Death of Thousands of Children?
You knew that with Pres. Trump’s political and economic successes that anti-Trumpers, Democrats, and weak Republicans would go on the attack over separating children from their real parents and fake parents who are charged with entering the US illegally.
Such separations take place when parents are arrested. Their children don’t go to jail with them. Thousands of the children who are trying to enter the US illegally are unaccompanied. Their parents self-separated from them hoping that through chain migration that they will become American citizens.
The separation policy is not unique to the Trump administration. it goes back to Clinton. Around 24,000 children were separated from their parents under Obama, and the Democrats never said a word and the Obama-worshipping media ignored the issue.
Have you noticed that Barack Obama has not addressed the issue?
These separations are not meant to be permanent. Contrary to how the media and never-Trumpers are portraying the situation, it’s nothing like slavery, internment camps, or the Holocaust. If you want to read what’s really going on, take a look at this article. Many of the images that are circulating on the internet were taken during Obama’s administration.
In addition to the current political established, former First Lady Laura Bush has entered the fray with a blistering attack on the separation policy. You can read it here.
Here are some facts:
“Frankly, this law was actually signed into effect in 2008 under her husband’s leadership, not under this administration,” Sarah Sanders said at the White House press briefing on Monday.
The law she was referring to was the Trafficking Victims Prevention Reauthorization Act signed by Bush in 2008, which Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen said was in need of reform.
“This law encourages families to put children in the hands of smugglers to bring them alone on this dangerous trek northward,” Nielsen said during the White House press briefing. “And make no mistake, we’ve talked about this before — this trek is dangerous and deadly.”
In 2014, President Barack Obama’s administration also blamed the Bush-era law for the sudden influx of unaccompanied minors at the border.
If Pres. Obama’s administration knew of the law and blamed Bush, why didn’t he and the Democrats fix it when they had the chance?
If Laura Bush is so concerned about children, why is she in support of children being physically separated from their mothers during an abortion? Where LB and the Democrats on the transgender issue where minor children are being lured into changing their sex with hormone treatments and some with surgery?
Here’s the big one. Where was Laura Bush when her husband invaded Iraq, started a war, destroyed the country’s infrastructure, and led to the depopulation of its Christian population?
Let’s talk about the casualties that led to mothers and fathers being permanently separated from their children and children being permanently separated from their parents? “[T]here were 4,424 [US Armed Forces] total deaths (including both killed in action and non-hostile) and 31,952 wounded in action.” Then there are the deaths of non-US soldiers and civilians. They also count.
Credible estimates of Iraq War casualties range from 150,000 to 460,000. Other disputed estimates, such as the 2006 Lancet study, and the 2007 Opinion Research Business survey, put the numbers as high as 650,000 and 1.2 million respectively, while body counts, which likely underestimate mortality put the numbers as low as 110,000.
Thousands of mothers, fathers, and children make up the number of deaths brought on by her husband who decided to go to war against a country that was not a threat to the United States, had no part in the 9/11 attacks, and had no weapons of mass destruction. The Weapons of Mass Destruction argument always comes up. North Korea has WMD. So does Russia and India. We didn’t invade them.
Laura Bush mentioned the mental health of those separated from their parents. This is nothing compared to the mental health anguish of the soldiers:
A March 12, 2007, Time article reported on a study published in the Archives of Internal Medicine. About one third of the 103,788 veterans returning from the Iraq and Afghanistan wars seen at U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs facilities between September 30, 2001, and September 30, 2005, were diagnosed with mental illness or a psycho-social disorder, such as homelessness and marital problems, including domestic violence.
More than half of those diagnosed, 56 percent, were suffering from more than one disorder. The most common combination was post-traumatic stress disorder and depression…. Concern has been expressed by mental health professionals about the effects on the emotional health and development of returning veterans’ infants and children, due to the increased rates of interpersonal violence, posttraumatic stress, depression, and substance abuse that have been reported among these veterans.
By November 2006, there were reports of a significant deterioration of the Iraq health care system as a result of the war. In 2007, a Iraqi Society of Psychiatrists and WHO study found that 70% of 10,000 primary school students in the Sha’ab section of north Baghdad are suffering from trauma-related symptoms.
There is a suicide epidemic among returning soldiers. “Since the start of the Iraq War in 2003, the rate of Suicide among U.S. Army soldiers has soared, according to a new study from the U.S. Army Public Health Command…. Analysis of data from the Army Behavioral Health Integrated Data Environment shows a striking 80 percent increase in suicides among Army personnel between 2004 and 2008. The rise parallels increasing rates of depression, anxiety and other mental health conditions in soldiers, the study said.
The Bush family is upset that Donald Trump is President. That’s why Laura Bush and sour-grapes-Jeb put their two cents into the debate. Jeb got trounced by Trump. Iraq war supporter Sen. John McCain also entered the fray against the Trump administration’s “zero tolerance” policy in order to stem the tide of minor children coming across our border. Where was McCain on the child separation policy under Bush and Obama?
McCain has admitted that the invasion of Iraq was wrong,” McCain wrote in his new book. “The war, with its cost in lives and treasure and security, can’t be judged as anything other than a mistake, a very serious one, and I have to accept my share of the blame for it.” That’s something.
Let’s not forget that the Iraq war cost around $2 trillion.
Until former Pres. George W. Bush admits the Iraq War was a mistake, the entire Bush family should keep quiet.