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Do you think Obama will achieve his goal of making Iran a nuclear state before his term is up...

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Do you guys ever blame past admins for todays problems ? Or are we still in denial ?

 

After 9/11, the United States was determined to strike back, destroy terrorist sanctuaries and display its imperial might. President George W. Bush chose to do all of this in Afghanistan and Iraq. Afghanistan may have been a mistake, but it was an understandable one: Al Qaeda enjoyed the Taliban’s support and had found refuge in Taliban-controlled territory. But invading Iraq was an incomprehensible mistake, as there were no links between Saddam Hussein and the 19 terrorists who attacked New York and Washington in September 2001.

 

If Mr. Bush had decided to display American leadership and exercise American power by launching a diplomatic campaign against Iran rather than a military one against Iraq 10 years ago, the United States’ international standing would be far greater today.

 

The Bush administration’s decision to go after Iraq rather than Iran was a fatal one, and the long-term consequences are only now becoming clear, namely a devastating American failure in the battle to prevent a nuclear Iran, reflected in Washington’s willingness to sign a deeply flawed agreement.

 

Mr. Bush’s responsibility for the disaster now unfolding is twofold: He failed to target Iran a decade ago, and created a climate that made it very difficult to target Iran today. The Bush administration didn’t initiate a political-economic siege on Iran when it was weak, and Mr. Bush weakened America by exhausting its economic power and military might in a futile war. By the time American resolve was needed to fend off a genuine global threat, the necessary determination was no longer there. It had been wasted on the wrong cause.

 

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Plus I blame him for repelling Glass Steagall. Well, he signed it, the rest of them went for it too.

And we end up with the banking crisis because banks could use peoples money now to play with.

See, they're all part of the problem whether R or D.

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Do you guys ever blame past admins for todays problems ? Or are we still in denial ?

 

who wrote that article? It seems stupid. is that article suggesting that after 9-11 we should have opened diplomacy with Iran?

 

Why? -- so they could be nuclear already? they have absolutely no interest in diplomacy. neither did North Korea. But they will both smile and shake hands when a democrat is in the WH?

 

Seriously TJ what was your google search to find that? Was it "how do I blame Bush for Iran eventually getting a nuke?"

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Actually we had two places to invade that were more "imminent."

Iran and N.K. But they went for the easy profits.

 

Holy crap. Did you just suggest we should have invaded NK and Iran after 9-11?

 

i dont even know how to respond. We would be in WW3 by now and South Korea would be dust. How many Dead Americans would that have been? 100K? 200K maybe a million?

 

Keep being awesome

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the only thing that makes sense to me is that the Neo Cons really DID believe it would be as easy as they claimed,



and Iraq was just the first domino of the countries on the list to invade.


what we did was to empower Iran tremendously.


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And now Obama is repeating Clinton's mistakes to the letter.

 

poor Israel. They will earn all that aid and weaponry we send them They are probably just waiting for O to leave office so they know we have their back once the do what has to be done

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