On January 19, 2001, Saddam Hussein was a dire menace, someone to get rid of. For many years before, the government tirelessly worked to staunch that megalomaniac’s efforts to destabilize the Middle East. What was even more worrying was that Saddam Hussein was actively seeking to develop and stock weapons of mass destruction! Saddam Hussein was a very, very bad man, and his regime was equally bad. So much so that American planes had to vigilantly guard the Shiites and Kurds so they wouldn’t be gassed to death by that bad, bad man, Saddam Hussein.
But on January 20, 2001, Saddam Hussein and his regime were no longer a threat. He was a good guy. Iraq was stable. The people were happy. There was a chicken in every pot and a car in every garage. Whatever suffering the innocent, happy Iraqis experienced was because of the evile, vile policies of the American government. The presence of American military there was an insult to the Iraqis. Bad, America, very bad! There were no weapons of mass destruction. Mr. Hussein joyfully cooperated with United Nations officials. He frowned on terrorists. The people loved him, and for good reason too! The Middle Easterners were so upset the bullying West was bullying their friend, Mr. Hussein. We should have left Iraq alone.
What happened on January 20, 2001? You silly; you should know! George Walker Bush became President of the United States.
The way people talk, this sure seems like it!