Posted by swamphawk22 on 1/25/2013 4:13:00 PM (view original):
Posted by tecwrg on 1/25/2013 1:30:00 PM (view original):We were in the midst of a global war agaisnt terror.
Posted by swamphawk22 on 1/25/2013 11:31:00 AM (view original):What was the justification for Iraq?
Posted by seamar_116 on 1/23/2013 7:53:00 AM (view original):3 No. Going into Pakistan meant invasion. A small raid for a specific purpose was not what he was talking aobut. As Rush likes to say...Words have meanings.
Posted by swamphawk22 on 1/20/2013 9:13:00 PM (view original):1. Evidence to prove?
1 He is bad for the stock market, he isnt catastrophic. We are just recovering slower than we would.
2 We are still there.
3 We didnt go into Pakistan, we ran a raid into Pakistan. And it makes us feel better that Osama is dead, but it is just cosmetic.
3. Huh? Isn't a raid into Pakistan the same as "going into Pakistan"? Nobody can use the language like you Swamp.
And you are saying that there was no point in going after Bin Laden. So that is an admission by you that the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq were mistakes...ergo Bush made a mistake. That is HUGE progress on your coming to grips with reality. I am proud of you Swamp!
By the time we killed Osama the infrastructure of Al Qadea was devestated by the wars and many of their top leaders in the middle east were killed or captured. The orginization was fragmented. His death didnt really make the group less powerful. It was a great victory for moral and may have had some strategic impact but was not the same as a 2003 kill would hav been.
The wars were not mistakes.
There was some tactical flaws in the original "Rumsfeld plan" and so we lost lives and resources we didnt need to lose. The eventual Surge fixed that.
A nation in the middle of the area was rumored to have WMDs. They had them in the past and used them.
The leader was an unstable dictator with an erratic history.
If there were rumors that the Martians had WMDs, would you have wanted to go to war with Mars?
Iraq was not a threat to the United States, Even if there was anything behind the fictional WMDs, we had no stake in Iraq, ESPECIALLY when we were already in the middle of a war in Afghanistan.
Iraq was incredibly stupid and unnecessary.
I was a Bush supporter, and even I realized that at the time.