Deception. That is the biggest problem with the War. Deception from the very beginning. WMDs, connection to Osama bin Laden (still free to roam, probably lives in Miami), and they are going to attack the U.S. at any moment. Then there are no WMDs, there is no way bin Laden would have had anything to do them, and their most powerful weapon travelled 96 miles. So, with no navy, the Iraqis would have had to park a vessel in the Chesapeake Bay to cause any damage. One could argue that they could board commercial airplanes and attack us, but none of those guys were Iraqis, were they?
GWB has argued for years that he was a bad man, a dictator of the worst kind. Well, if that's our goal, to bring democracy to these nations ruled by dictators, we have a long road ahead of us. Here's the list:
List One: the most repressive nations and territories-
Burma- Chechnya, a disputed territory controlled by Russia- Cuba- Libya- North Korea- Somalia- Sudan- Tibet, a disputed territory controlled by China- Turkmenistan- Uzbekistan
List Two: all other nations and territories judged not free-
Algeria- Angola- Azerbaijan- Belarus- Bhutan- Brunei- Cambodia- Cameroon- Chad- China- Congo (Brazzaville)- Congo (Kinshasa)- Cote d'Ivoire- Egypt- Equatorial Guinea - Eritrea- Guinea- Iran- Israeli-occupied disputed territories- Kashmir, the portion of the disputed territory controlled by Pakistan- Kazakhstan- Kosovo, a disputed territory controlled by Serbia- Laos- Maldives- Oman- Pakistan- Qatar- Russia- Rwanda- Saudi Arabia - Swaziland- Syria- Tajikistan- Thailand- Togo- Transnistria, a disputed territory controlled by Moldova- Tunisia- United Arab Emirates- Vietnam - Western Sahara, a disputed territory controlled by Morocco- Zimbabwe
That's a lot of people that need our help. We better get started.
Yesterday, in a speech to Coast Guard graduates, GWB said that Iraq is the control center for all Al-qaeda. All of the rest of the world says it is Pakistan. After 6 years of absolute deception and lies, I don't believe the President of the most powerful country in the world. And his intelligence (As soon as he says intelligence sources, I roll my eyes. He manipulated them to go to War when he actually was backed by the country. Let alone what he will do when he is desperate for support.) stated that bin Laden was masterminding another attack on American soil. No dates when this 'intelligence' was gathered. Another FEAR tactic for a man that has really screwed up and needs support from anywhere he can get it.
So, the real problem with this war is: "We don't believe you, Mr. President. We just don't believe you." He has lost all credibility through deceptions, missteps and hiring then backing really raunchy people (Wolfowitz, Gonzales, Libby . . .) when they flail.
A couple more points, then I will quit ranting.
Why can't we put ourselves in others' shoes? A lot of people in this world think GWB is very dangerous. (Including myself. He's a moron with a lot of power and that's dangerous.) So, they decide to attack our country and get rid of this awful leader to 'save us.' Much like we did to the Iraqis. Do you think we would all just rush out and thank them? Or would we get out our hunting rifles and start defending ourselves? I would. I would make my little house a fortress and shoot. Much like the Iraqis are doing. GWB assumed this country wanted to be saved by us. They didn't. Not like this anyway.
Lastly, in his Gettysburg address, Abe Lincoln stated, "For the people, by the people." Not "thanks for your input citizens, but I am going to do it this way." Over 65% of this country wants our soldiers out of there. That means, a real leader finds a way to do it. He is not listening to the people. Could it be that we have a rogue dictator, right here at home? He is doing his own agenda regardless of what the people want. He is creating a dictatorship right here in U.S.A. by igoring the people. Seems to me we have a republic right here that could use some ethical and humble leadership - a regime change if you will.
GWB is wrong and has been wrong for 7 years now. And, Mr. President, we don't believe you anymore.