Date registered: Sep 2004
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RE: Were we lied into the Iraq War?
Haven't you guys beat this horse enough, alreadt?
You equate mistakes with lies.
EVERY war has been subject to mistakes. Rarely does the initial plan turn out to be right.
You say he lied.
I read that the same intelligence was available to all senators, but only 5 took the opportunity to read more than the 5 page summary.
Dems want it both ways. They wanted to be sure they got political credit for the start of the war. They even insisted on another resolution.
Then, they figured that they could make political points by opposing the president when things did not go as planned. This is demogogging (?) of the most crass sort. Loyal opposition is always appropriate. Analyzing the conduct of a war, after it is over is good planning. But the politcally based rantings over a war where we are still engaged is harmful to US troops; it encourages the insurggents that if they can hold on, we will leave and then they can overrun the country by their force.
America's will to fight--or lack thereof--was one of the main reasons for OBL's decision to attack. He knew that there were many in this country who lacked the will to win, who would see a political chance and divide the country.
War is a terrible responsibility. But the time for criticism is not when we have troops deployed. How do think it affects their morale to hear the constant criticism of their efforts. Do you think it might lessen their efectiveness to question if the country is going to cut and run?
Oh, by the way, in spite of constant negative press that there would never be a free election in Iraq, there have now been THREE (3)! You guys were wrong. I wonder how much of everything else you believe is equally wrong.