Date registered: Sep 2004
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Really. If you asked anyone what our worst strategic mistake was in the last 200 years, I bet most would say "Iraq".
Also, QBNC, I thought you were smarter than that: purchasing slaves isn't a "strategy". It would be more along the line of Lee's decision to invade Pennsylvania, or LBJ's decision to invade Vietnam. Iraq has got to be right up there. If it results in destabilzing the entire Middle East, cutting off our oil supply and sending us into depression, Mr. Gore is going to be even more than right. I also bet 70% of the people in this country would say they wished Gore had won.
I heard the saddest statistic I've ever heard on this war on NPR today - we have now spent as much in Iraq reconstruction as we did in Germany in constant dollars. We have absolutely nothing to show for. That, my friends, is a hell of a mistake.
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
Last edited by FeelTheLove; 12-10-2006 at 09:48 PM.