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I mean, we are combat winners, but not war winners. Thats my point.
If more americans would realise this, the world would be a better place to live.
We have the ability to win wars, but not the will. Just to make that clear.
Secondly, the only reason that we did this is so that we could say we are making "progress" in iraq in terms of reducing attacks on the United States. That short-term improvement was all that was needed politically to hold off impeachment talks and keep the funding flowing.
Face it, if America wasn't a democracy then wars like Vietnam and Iraq would be a whole lot easier to fight because there wouldn't be anyone on the other side to answer to. We could do what needed to be done without worrying about the media or "other side" nit-picking our every action.
Of course if America wasn't a democracy then you'd have to be sure you had the "right kind" of leaders, and im not really sure thats possible right now in America.
Even if president bush didn't have to worry about the other side, he would have thought the war would have been easy, and it still would have been fucked up. The only difference is that with the right kind of leadership we could send in 500k more troops without having to worry about the otherside asking "how are you going to pay for it" or "I told you it has turned into a disaster", ect.