Skip to comments.The George Bush You Forgot (The Libertarian George Bush Who Was Against Nation Building)
Posted on 11/18/2013 11:36:19 AM PST by Skeez
Youtube Video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F9SOVzMV2bc&feature=c4-overview-vl&list=PL2A98BEEA82D96E4E
See link. Short video from 2000 campaign. Unbelievable.
that was before 9/11. that would change anyone.
He was always into nation destruction.
That’s the result of open borders with an enemy nation that has 30 or 40 million colonizers to spare.
He had no problem letting them in.
Pat Buchanan writes about something like this in his books and of course, I agree with Pat.
Pres. Bush sent troops in for national security reasons.
BS. When you are attacked by a third world gang, you sink their navy, flatten their airfields, and smash their armor. Then you drop small arms to the oppressed and let them sort out how to build their nation. With our naval and air capacity, we do it at an arms length, no troops on the ground. No trillions to rebuild.
Do that once, and you will not see another attempt upon us for a generation. It's cost effective. It commands respect.
Tried it. Still doesn’t work.
That he got stuck with doing it doesn’t mean he thought it was a good thing. It was the least crappy of many crappy alternatives. I didn’t like it either.
being rational about GWB always stokes the “conservatives” that are suffering from a more severe case of BDS than ever plagued a liberal.
Yup....as long as no neighbor hostile to us is sitting there ready to unite with a large minority and take over all of the militarily wrecked nations resources and expands its borders to allow it easy access to your allies...then that becomes really, really stupid.
Even more stupid when that neighbor’s primary military form is asymmetrical warfare.
Even more stupid when that neighbors primary military form is asymmetrical warfare.
Real snarky. Like we would miss Afghanistan if someone took it over.
That guy would have been a great president.
If communist China took over and began to threaten India you might miss having an independent Afghanistan.
I had figured you were talking about Iraq...since that’d already happened to Afghanistan, which was why it had become even more of a cesspool than it was a few decades ago.
Yes, he could have been a much president had he not gotten bogged down in the feckless task of “nation building”.
Yes, he could have been a much better president had he not gotten bogged down in the feckless task of nation building.
“If communist China took over and began to threaten India you might miss having an independent Afghanistan.”
Ha HA. I don’t think anyone has shown how to “take over” Afghanistan.
The Moghuls did it quite successfully. And from there they were able to control India.
“Timur’s armies caused great devastation and are estimated to have caused the deaths of 17 million people.”
Thats a quote from Wikipedia regarding afghans histroy. I guess if country wanted it that bad...
The fact that they suffered 17 million deaths indicates that they didn't want it but were forced into it.
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