Dana Perino notes a ‘heckuva correction’ regarding Bush’s Iraq war coalition
The myth that President Bush “went it alone” against Iraq refuses to die. It took the New York Times 12 days to issue a correction to its Sept. 11 claim that “Unlike Mr. Bush in the Iraq war, Mr. Obama has sought to surround the United States with partners.”
Dana Perino provided a shot of the “heckuva” correction, published today.
Heckuva correction. pic.twitter.com/xqgUidR61C
— Dana Perino (@DanaPerino) September 23, 2014
While similar, President Bush’s 2003 Iraq coalition actually dwarfed President Obama’s alliance against the Islamic State – at least in its current iteration.
Bush’s international coalition to depose Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein involved over three dozen nations and tens of thousands of ground troops, including 46,000 from the United Kingdom, 2,000 from Australia, and thousands from Poland, Ukraine, South Korea, the Netherlands, and Georgia. Countries from Europe, East Asia, and Latin America all participated.
@DanaPerino just a tiny one…….
— Dan (@mavblur) September 23, 2014
@DanaPerino and timely.
— Fisher (@Fisher) September 23, 2014
— Mollie (@MZHemingway) September 23, 2014
@DanaPerino trying to rewrite history.
— James Self (@jself5150) September 23, 2014
— jennifer caldwell (@jennifercaldw18) September 23, 2014
@DanaPerino Repeat a lie often enough and even the NYT believes it is true.
— Michael Brennan (@MikeBrennan330) September 23, 2014
@DanaPerino basic facts. Shows that perception > reality for many in the media.
— Joel Schafer (@joelschafer) September 23, 2014
@DanaPerino amazing how he just won't even accept & imitate the successes of predecessors. Great leaders reference and applaud past victory
— JP in Texas (@JonPaulC28) September 23, 2014