To be fair, a lot of conservatives are criticizing him for all this douchery. Even Dan Riehl.
This comparison works better if the US hired the Hell's Angels to try and overthrow Iran and they occupied part of Iran where the missile came from.
I did this to George Will once on a plane flight in 2008. I told him that it was Biden who was born outside the US(Sweden), not Obama. I think Will believed it.
It's not dishonest. He supported it. His disavowal means little since he regularly condemns opponents of his for their past support the Iraq war(even if they regret it) without mentioning his evolution on the topic.
Nevermind that he's disgusted with the US sending 10 government personnel to advise the Nigerians and not invading or doing an "adventure."
"During the lead-up to the invasion, I was concerned that the hell-bent focus on invading Iraq was being driven by agendas and strategic objectives that had nothing to do with terrorism or the 9/11 attacks. The overt rationale for the invasion was exceedingly weak, particularly given that it would lead to an open-ended, incalculably costly, and intensely risky preemptive war. Around the same time, it was revealed that an invasion of Iraq and the removal of Saddam Hussein had been high on the agenda of various senior administration officials long before September 11. Despite these doubts, concerns, and grounds for ambivalence, I had not abandoned my trust in the Bush administration. Between the president’s performance in the wake of the 9/11 attacks, the swift removal of the Taliban in Afghanistan, and the fact that I wanted the president to succeed, because my loyalty is to my country and he was the leader of my country, I still gave the administration the benefit of the doubt. I believed then that the president was entitled to have his national security judgment deferred to, and to the extent that I was able to develop a definitive view, I accepted his judgment that American security really would be enhanced by the invasion of this sovereign country."
-Glenn Greenwald in 2002
10 US personnel without weapons=invasion in Planet Glennbo.
Shooting germans should be a C Misdemeanor.
Or ignoring the whole "how are you supposed to pull a gun when you have pizza/beer in your hands" part.