Easy for everyone to say what should have happened. How about blessing us wth a plan going forward? The past is the past, nobody could have imagined it would have turned into the quagmire that it has.
I ask you again, would you rather our brave troops be fighting them over THERE, or maybe you'd rather have marshal law in your city because a suicide bomber just blew himself up in your local mall? I don't have the answer, but what do you propose Mr Armchair quarterback?
You said nobody? I recall a lot of people saying it would turn out like it has. Did you read the link????. Well it clearly says otherwise
Officials inside and retired generals, diplomats and intelligence specialists outside the Bush government have warned before and after the Iraq invasion of the disastrous consequences of this maneuver. Inside the Pentagon, the U.S. Army personnel, up to four-star Generals, have warned against the invasion but have been muzzled.
Bush’s own CIA director—Porter J. Goss—, General William Casey and others declared that the U.S. military presence was fueling the insurgency in Iraq and Goss added that our presence in Iraq is a magnet attracting more people from other countries to learn the skills of sabotage and terror.
Bush’s own counter-terrorism advisor in the White House, Richard Clarke, wrote in his book, Against All Enemies, that Osama bin Laden must be beseeching Bush to invade Iraq to inflame the Muslim world and generate new recruits.
Nothing—facts, judgment, the destruction of Iraq, the U.S. casualties, the massive drain on the taxpayers, the distraction from the needs of the American people affect this obsessively-compulsed duo in the White House.