Date registered: Sep 2004
Vehicle: 83 Astral Silver 280 SL
Location: Planet Houston
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RE: To all Bush who dislike Bush.
If you had kept up with my posts, you would have known that I have always said that the problem has always been that we attacked the wrong country. Unfortunately, we have now missed the window of opportunity to do so - world opinion will simply see an attack on Iran as more Hitler-style war making by Bush. So what do we get from all this? We exterminated 100,000 human beings from various countries, wasted billions and billions of dollars, and wrecked our national honor on the world stage, and we are now internationally reviled as fascist liars who attack weaker countries on trumped up charges. We claimed that we were eliminating a despotic, fanatical regime in league with the fundamentalists that was armed with nukes and nerve gas, and in the end, for all this, we end up strengthening the real despotic fanatical regime in league with the fundementalists that is armed with nukes and nerve gas. I don't know what better definition of failure you need than that. We couldn't have done a better job of helping the Iranians if we had mailed them a check. Iran is now literally calling the shots inside Iraq as well. The name of the party that won the election in Iraq is called The Supreme Council For Islamic Revolution in Iraq. What a coincidence - that's the same party that rules Iran. The day we walk out, they walk in. The whole war is an utter failure, and now is pointless. And how can I be "bitter"? The whole country has woken up to these facts - I couldn't be happier.
Recall that earlier generations faced down fascism and communism not just with missiles and tanks, but with sturdy alliances and enduring convictions. They understood that our power alone cannot protect us, nor does it entitle us to do as we please. Instead, they knew that our power grows through its prudent use; our security emanates from the justness of our cause, the force of our example, the tempering qualities of humility and restraint.
-President Barack Obama, 1st Inaugural address