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September 2, 2015

George W. Bush for Iraq Ambassador Idea Not Gaining Steam

U.S. men’s national team goalkeeper Tim Howard for Secretary of Defense isn’t the only Obama administration national security team shake-up idea out there, and he’s not the only one with a White House petition drive behind him. It’s just that the petition to name former president George W. Bush ambassador to Iraq isn’t nearly as popular.

The (possibly sarcastic) petition is hovering at a mere 351 signatures, which means it’s 99,649 short of what it needs by July 17 to get a White House response. Meanwhile, the petition to rename Washington National Airport after Howard rather than former president Ronald Reagan is just one day old and has 13,747 signatures, and a new one for Howard as Defense Secretary is already well above Bush’s.

The petition for Bush to Iraq reads:

In the best interest of both Nations, we the undersigned, respectfully request that Former President George W. Bush be nominated for the position of U.S. Ambassador to the Nation of Iraq. Said position should include all rights and responsibilities of the Ambassador, including residence in the country in which they are representing the interests of the United States.

Ex-Bush officials and other advocates for the Iraq War have been vocal and visible in light of the country’s setbacks in its conflict with the Islamic State, also referred to as ISIS and ISIL. Some are open-minded to what they have to say. Some are really not.

The U.S. Senate just confirmed Stuart Jones for Iraq ambassador last week anyway.

(h/t Jennifer Bendery)

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  1. Layla

    July 3, 2014
    2:10 p.m.

    I suggest we send Hillary instead.

    • stevenharnack

      July 3, 2014
      3:51 p.m.

      At least the Bush idea has some logic behind it. You apparently don’t thing that reasoning is necessary and add more credibility to the idea that republicans can’t do humor.

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