Uh...that is NOT an opinion that belongs on DU...it belongs right HERE on FR buddy...and an opinion shared by MANY Freepers if you care to actually read what was written instead of getting defensive. Do we need to quote the speech W made after 9-11 about terrorists and terrorist states? Just in case you forgot...here it is:
"WE will Make no distinction between terrorists and the nations that harbor them--and hold both to account....We will pursue nations that provide aid or safe haven to terrorism. Every nation, in every region, now has a decision to make. Either you are with us, or you are with the terrorists. "
OK. So tell me. Who deserved the wrath of the US more...keeping in line with the Bush Doctrine (which is the poster's point): Hussein or Iran?
Any moron can answer the question...and I think YOU are missing the point and being defensive. The point is...the Bush doctrine BY ITS NATURE states IRAN should have been the #1 target after Afghanistan...NOT Iraq.
The poster did not say ANYWHERE that Iraq was not a legitimate target...which is what you claimed...but that it should not be the number one target...Iran should have been.
Anyone who thinks differently is frankly...an idiot...and since I was there on "A" day...when it all started...I am allowed my personal opinion of the matter.
As far as putting the blame on Obama? They are BOTH to blame. The end of 2011 is Bush's timeline.
As far as "earning something"...you might want to take notes yourself. Attacking Iraq got us tossed out of Saudi where we had some great FOB's and PSAB. We would have been better off NOT going after Iraq first but keeping him contained from those bases...and using them to, instead, attack Iran. You wouldn't need a defense against them if we ahd taken them out first.
Please see my post #18.
Bush never could have gone into Iran at the time he went to Iraq. No support for that at home or abroad.
The intel we used at the time ( we and the whole world) was that Saddam was more of an “imminent” Weapons of Mass destruction threat at the time.
My main argument is that leaving Iraq the way we are is a grave, fatal error...no I wasn’t there, but Gen Keane has been..on that I defer to him.