Today is the fifth anniversary of our unprovoked attack on Iraq. The founding fathers would be beyond disgusted by our preemptive war with Iraq, no matter how we decide to label it. As a t-shirt I recently saw so eloquently put it: “We’re gonna free the s$@* out of you!”
Not the most brilliant foreign policy I’ve ever heard. Then, if you listen to W speak, you understand that he is a man of such small intellect, none of us should be surprised by his dopey decision-making.
There were plenty of us against the Iraq war right from the beginning, including many of us *gasp* conservative Republicans. If we are going to attack every country that has WMDs or a slimy dictator, we’d have to conquer most of the globe.
Granted, Saddam was a heinous genocidal maniac bent on taking over that part of the world. Frankly, he was ruthless enough that he had kept out (or at least repressed) any terrorists and nutjobs. It takes a nut to run a nutty country.
I guess I just have trouble understanding how it’s any of our business what evil dictators are doing in other countries. Can’t we just go back to the Monroe Doctrine? I say we sit over here, bring all our military home from EVERYWHERE, and serve notice to the world: “If you do anything to us aside from sell us goods and buy ours, we will turn your country into a smoldering pile of garbage with the push of a button. We’re not kidding.”
We might have to tactically nuke a couple of countries to get our point across, but I think it’s more likely that the rest of the world would happily embrace an America that kept it’s nose out of everyone else’s business.
George W. Bush, history and God will hold you (and the idiotic Congress that empowered you) accountable for being a warmongering, money-wasting, freedom-snatching idiot.