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Response to Aristus (Reply #9)

Mon Feb 11, 2019, 11:07 AM

11. True and ummmmm...

Jones infuriated me at the time of the FF nonsense. Could not stand him, and he got plenty of press. But he came around!

By 2005, and seeing the hell-scape of the Bush administration and two lost wars, he admitted he was wrong and then some. By 2005 he was up and out, publicly saying that Bush/Cheney had LIED, the intelligence had been cooked, thousands had died needlessly (and his district includes Camp Lejeune and Cherry Point MCAS), apologized for the "Freedom Fries" bit, and was a huge thorn in the side of Republicans for years because he supported Obamacare.

Jones did the Freedom Fries bullshit with another Republican - Robert W. Ney (R-Ohio), who went to prison for his connections to and his money-laundering with - Jack Abramoff. After prison he too he came out of the dark and into the light and became very critical of the GOP.

So on the one hand you are right - he was a shit. On the other he redeemed himself and tried to make up for his stupidity in trusting Bush/Cheney. That's worth something.

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