Go to DU if you want to Bash Bush...you will be more welcome there..or why don’t you just call the Dems and help them out?
bush wasn’t alone in going to Iraq, worldwide consensus and Dem agreement...so why don’t you re-read history instead of re writing it?
Put the blame where it belongs: Obama.
we could have negotiated a strategic connection and base from which to operate AND put a defense against Iran in the region. Listen to Gen Keane...you might learn something.
Yeah the mideast is a mess, but that is no reason not to make gains whenever possible instead of doing a vietnam Redux.
First of all, I am one of the firmest supporters of Bush that I know. Voted for him twice, no regrets.
That said, it was the wrong decision. We should have gone for Iran. Any student of history and the past 30 years (and post WW1) would have been able to call it easily.
These terms were originally set by...Bush. Any failure to negotiate lay in the hands of Obama, that much is true but it really is time to get the heck out of there. Enough is enough.
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.