QUOTE(TwoFacedTanner @ Jul 23 2009, 12:14 PM) [snapback]1514310[/snapback]
Now I don't usually disagree with you on anything, but you seem to act like this is a senseless war, that Bush had no reason to send us there.
If there wasnt a reason for us to be there, Obama would withdraw us like hes doing in Iraq.
Had Prick-sident Bush actually concentrated on finding bin Laden and stayed the original course in Afghanistan, we would probably not be having this conversation. But as it is, he decided to swing things over to Iraq and completely forget about what was going on in Afghanistan. Which leads us to where we are right now - stuck in the "modern day Vietnam" that we can't get out of. If you really want to put the whole thing in perspective, everything that has happened to the men and women of the US Military since 2001 is the fault of Prick-sident Bush. Don't believe me?
1. After the terrorist attacks on the world trade center, Bush stated (and I quote): "We hear you, and the people who did this to you will hear you soon enough." Yet instead of staying in Afghanistan, he went into Iraq. Hussein is dead, and the terrorists who are largely responsible for the 9/11 attacks are still living in a cave in the middle of a war-torn country. And we can't find them?
2. In May, 2003, Bush literally declared that "...major conflict in Iraq has ended". Really? Then why are we still over there, hmmm? If major conflict ended at that time, then why are we just now getting back to hunting for bin Laden in Afghanistan?
3. Bush supported the continued presence of American troops in Iraq, and promoted the goal of democratic elections there in his nomination speech in 2004. This is all fine and dandy, with the following notations:
a. How can our troops maintain a presence AND have the Iraqi people choose who to lead them?
b. The country is in civil war. How the hell are they supposed to elect leaders when they are fighting amongst themselves?
c. The first elections took place in 2005, but the government was nothing more than a transitional government, and a permanent government wasn't established until more than a year later. And let's not forget that the Transitional Government was influenced heavily by the US. Really free, those elections were.
We wouldn't need to be in either place if Bush would have gone into Afghanistan, found bin Laden, killed him, and then stayed out of Iraq. Is the world better off overall now that Hussein is dead? Yes. Was Hussein a bad guy? Yes. But that wasn't our fight, and it should never have been.