Iraq once had a leader who was very effective at quelling sectarian violence. His name was Saddam Hussein.
It was the U.S. that toppled his government, remember?
I'm sorry, but my Give A Sh!t doesn't work anymore.
Well, our troops did a great job getting in, despite the last minute refusal of Turkey to let the northern wing of the attack come through their country.
And there doesn’t seem to be much question that Saddam was getting too big for his britches, and bent on conquering the whole Middle East, one way or another.
And Saddam did meet with the chief of the 9/11 terrorists, although the press went out of their way to deny it.
But it seemed obvious to me at the time that Saudi Arabia was the chief force behind the terrorists. I thought Bush was doing in to secure the Iraqi oil before he took on the Saudis.
But, no. As you say, he didn’t really seem interested in doing what needed to be done.
So, what was the point?
At the time