“Your first statement is extremely reckless in light of the fact you know nothing of my background.”
Ok Rambo, why don’t you tell me your background? If you think our military is for nation-building, then you are completely misguided. If you think that, you may also be our commander-in-chief, but that’s another discussion.
In this particular case, it was the right thing to do. Every conflict is different.
We went to war against a regime, not the nation's people. One of the many reasons for doing so was to establish a strong and stable ally in a very volatile and dangerous region.
In order to do that, it was incumbent upon us to stabilize the country. Leaving it in smoldering ruins would have given Iran a much larger territory from which to operate. Since the war drew a large contingent of al Qaeda into the country, it was almost like a two-fer. While the reconstruction of the nation has been underway, there has always been concurrent combat action, and the enemy has been engaged far from U.S. shores. The battles only abated earlier this year, allowing the reconstruction to really get going. We are doing it now with Iraqi funds, by the way.
This is not a no-win situation by any stretch. This is a very successful operation and the media has managed to conceal that from the American people for the most part.