I'm sick and tired of these idiots saying that going into Iraq was wrong, etc. That move by Bush was the smartest decision he made. We're in an excellent military position to take action on Iran (if anyone had the 'nads to do it) and no longer have to worry about a nuclear Iraq. BIG, BIG WIN for the US & the west despite the huge political cost to Bush.
Wait! I thought Sadam was a WMD - Weapon of Mass Dysfunction.
Versus the regional instability we have now? At least Saddam kept these tribal nutcases under his thumb and he was a known quantity.
We're in an excellent military position to take action on Iran
Do you really think so? Forces in Iraq are drawing down, yet there is still no political instability in the country. Iraq is weak. Syria and Iran are just waiting for us to leave so they can pounce.
The objectives in Iraq were achieved. Saddam was removed. The people had elections. What they do with it now is their business.
Since there are obviously no massive free oil shipments coming from Iraq as we speak, I guess it wasn’t a “War For Oil” after all.
What is going on there NOW is a proxy war with Iran. The “insurgents” are being supplied and trained by Iran (and probably by extension, the “former” Soviet Union.)
This is the opinion of some of my friends who have just returned from there. Since they have served “up close and personal”, I am inclined to believe them.
Nation building is the biggest mistake Bush ever made. Also in the long run fighting them over there and allowing Islam to advance here makes little sense. Same goes for the UK.