“George Bush had much bigger plans for Iraq than simply killing Saddam Hussein, securing his WMDs and handing over control of the oil rich nation to whatever remained of the Baath Party once hostilities ended.”
George Bush never told the American people he intended to spend billions of dollars and thousands of American lives for the purpose of nation building. The intervention was sold 100% on the need to remove Sadaam Hussein’s weapons of mass destruction. During the Bush term in office, the President never once came before the American people to tell them the alleged weapons of mass destruction had been discovered and destroyed, or that the weapons had not been found. Instead, once in Iraq he changed the mission to nation building and tied up the US military in a decade long effort to instill democratic institutions in a 7th century culture with no democratic traditions and a religion hostile to western traditions and institutions.
The founding fathers warned future generations of Americans to stay away from “foreign adventures” and interference in the domestic affairs of other nations. Iraq, like Vietnam, is testimony to poor leadership and a mistaken belief that the US has some responsibility to kill its own citizens in order to force an elitist globalist intellectual view of democracy on other nations.
If our nation had not interfered in the Middle East after WWII, there would have been no 9/11. Instead of tending to our own backyard we supported the establishment of the state of Israel, helped overthrow the government of Iran in the 1950’s, armed the Saudi’s who repaid us with two oil embargoes, invaded Iraq twice, funded Osama bin Lauden in Afghanistan, poured arms into the region, and covertly aided untold numbers of insurgent groups.
There is a reason the Muslim world hates the United States and it has nothing to do with our economic prosperity. It has everything to do with our messing in the affairs of sovereign nations in the region for decades.
The founding fathers were wise me. It is time to heed their advice.
“It has everything to do with our messing in the affairs of sovereign nations in the region for decades.”
LOL! “Sovereign nations”? Like “Iraq”, “Saudi Arabia”, and “Jordan”?
“Sovereign nations” created by European diplomats and the British army?
Tribes with flags is more like it.
Time to admit Americans, with good intentions, screwed up, overestimated the stage of enlightenment of arab societies, and are no longer willing to send our children die to defend invisible lines the British drew through the deserts to partition the oilfields and water sources.
However we should be prepared and willing to preemptively destroy the armies who are massing against Western civilization.