Jeb finally vindicates brother George

I wrote back in May that Jeb Bush would tumble in the polls for denying his brother George W. three times, as Peter denied Jesus, with equivocations rather than firm answers either way about the 2003 invasion of Iraq.  Jeb fell like a rock, exacerbated by Donald Trump calling him weak and devoid of energy.  Poor Jeb has been trying to gain back interest from Republican voters in the primary horse race since – to no avail:

He came in sixth in the Iowa caucus, an archaic event signifying pretty much whatever the media invent.  But now it's time for the storied New Hampshire primary, considered to be the legitimate kick-off of the every four-year presidential sweepstakes.  And who is the centerpiece of Jeb's media campaign?  Good old Brother George W. – one of the most maligned presidents since Ulysses Grant and Warren Harding.

Perhaps Jeb detected that Republicans and unaffiliated voters actually didn't fall for the fake criticism of the Iraq War and commander-in-chief George W. by lefty Democrat activists.  The activists tried to stain the war effort but failed to achieve traction.  So they organized an ex post facto character assassination campaign, apparently coordinated with British leftists, who forced a parliamentary tribunal to malign the war.

Called the Chilcot Inquiry, the tribunal's purpose was transparent: crucify former prime minister Tony Blair for British support of the Iraq War.  The odor of Soviet and Chinese communist regimes wafted around the Blair auto da fe – like the purge trials in the 1930s, or Mao's "struggle sessions" in Red China.  The purpose, like the Russian and Chinese trials, was to convict Blair of posthumous crimes in order to malign his legacy.

American anti-war activists were not able to impanel an official Iraq War Inquiry, but they were not deterred in organizing media slanders to attempt to relegate George W. Bush to the dustbin of history, a term coined by Leon Trotsky to describe where irrelevant people and events go to die.  Thus, the leftists wished to obscure the accomplishments of the Iraq War, once described in glowing terms of success.

Remember U.S. forces tracking down Saddam Hussein; rebuilding the country's infrastructure; creating safe zones; and, most memorably, witnessing on television Iraqis of all faiths proudly displaying purple ink on their thumbs, signifying that they had voted for the first time in their lives?  Instead, the reality of success was contorted, and America and George W. Bush were packaged for historical ignominy by the radical left in league with the ever compliant MSM.

Jeb learned the hard way that the wall of negative noise erected by the anti-American activists and the media did not fool the people.  During the first Republican debate, George W. and the Iraq War elicited applause, not jeers.  Obviously, he saw the light: his TV campaign in New Hampshire features a full-screen shot of a smiling brother George, ironically restoring the official image of the man he betrayed nine months ago.

Did Jeb dump some smarmy political consultant, who can only read superficial MSM tea leaves and who turned him against his brother?  Maybe his replacement suggested his mother join him and W. on the campaign trail, too.  

Bernie Reeves, editor & publisher, columnist; founder, Raleigh Spy Conference.

I wrote back in May that Jeb Bush would tumble in the polls for denying his brother George W. three times, as Peter denied Jesus, with equivocations rather than firm answers either way about the 2003 invasion of Iraq.  Jeb fell like a rock, exacerbated by Donald Trump calling him weak and devoid of energy.  Poor Jeb has been trying to gain back interest from Republican voters in the primary horse race since – to no avail:

He came in sixth in the Iowa caucus, an archaic event signifying pretty much whatever the media invent.  But now it's time for the storied New Hampshire primary, considered to be the legitimate kick-off of the every four-year presidential sweepstakes.  And who is the centerpiece of Jeb's media campaign?  Good old Brother George W. – one of the most maligned presidents since Ulysses Grant and Warren Harding.

Perhaps Jeb detected that Republicans and unaffiliated voters actually didn't fall for the fake criticism of the Iraq War and commander-in-chief George W. by lefty Democrat activists.  The activists tried to stain the war effort but failed to achieve traction.  So they organized an ex post facto character assassination campaign, apparently coordinated with British leftists, who forced a parliamentary tribunal to malign the war.

Called the Chilcot Inquiry, the tribunal's purpose was transparent: crucify former prime minister Tony Blair for British support of the Iraq War.  The odor of Soviet and Chinese communist regimes wafted around the Blair auto da fe – like the purge trials in the 1930s, or Mao's "struggle sessions" in Red China.  The purpose, like the Russian and Chinese trials, was to convict Blair of posthumous crimes in order to malign his legacy.

American anti-war activists were not able to impanel an official Iraq War Inquiry, but they were not deterred in organizing media slanders to attempt to relegate George W. Bush to the dustbin of history, a term coined by Leon Trotsky to describe where irrelevant people and events go to die.  Thus, the leftists wished to obscure the accomplishments of the Iraq War, once described in glowing terms of success.

Remember U.S. forces tracking down Saddam Hussein; rebuilding the country's infrastructure; creating safe zones; and, most memorably, witnessing on television Iraqis of all faiths proudly displaying purple ink on their thumbs, signifying that they had voted for the first time in their lives?  Instead, the reality of success was contorted, and America and George W. Bush were packaged for historical ignominy by the radical left in league with the ever compliant MSM.

Jeb learned the hard way that the wall of negative noise erected by the anti-American activists and the media did not fool the people.  During the first Republican debate, George W. and the Iraq War elicited applause, not jeers.  Obviously, he saw the light: his TV campaign in New Hampshire features a full-screen shot of a smiling brother George, ironically restoring the official image of the man he betrayed nine months ago.

Did Jeb dump some smarmy political consultant, who can only read superficial MSM tea leaves and who turned him against his brother?  Maybe his replacement suggested his mother join him and W. on the campaign trail, too.  

Bernie Reeves, editor & publisher, columnist; founder, Raleigh Spy Conference.