For John, BLUF: Whiner. Nothing to see here; just move along.
Nancy Pelosi blames George W. Bush for Veterans Affairs scandal
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., repeatedly put the blame for the Veterans Affairs scandal on former President George W. Bush, while arguing that her party has worked hard for veterans in recent years.Wasn't Ms Pelosi Speaker of the House for a few years? What was she doing during that time, aside from looking after canning factories?
Pelosi took a shot at Bush while saying that the scandal is a high priority for Obama. "He sees the ramifications of some seeds that were sown a long time ago, when you have two wars over a long period of time and many, many more, millions more veterans," she told reporters during her Thursday press briefing. "And so, I know that he is upset about it."
An expression I heard while in the Air Force was "Where were you when the paper was blank?"♠ The obvious meaning being "Why are you criticizing now, when you had a chance to make it right when we started on this project." Exactly. If this was a problem a long time in coming, Ms Pelosi was in charge during part of that time. I know four years isn't a long period, but still, if this was important, why didn't she raise the roof over it.♥
Regards — Cliff
♠ This is an adaptation of a previous question, asked some 2500 years ago, of a chap named Job. "Where wast thou when I laid up the foundations of the earth? Tell me if thou hast understanding." (Job 38:4)
♥ Speaker from January 4, 2007 to January 3, 2011