Originally Posted by my90300E
If you do not care to face the truth and would rather go on with name calling you speak volumes as to you intelect.
The arab world has been playing "hide the weapons" forever....gee we send an announced international inspection group to Iraq and find nothing. If you believe the arab would, go live there! Why go on and on with lefty nonsense that comes from your commie rag papers? I'll bet Jane Fonda is one of your heros.
Bush DID admit and DID take full responsibility as to the mistakes made in Iraq....Clinton did not even know what sex was!
You're probably the type of person who would openly proclaim that any kind of conspiracy would be impossible within the Bush administration. However, at the same time, you seem to believe that the entire Middle East collaborated to smuggle weapons from country to country, successfully evading all Western intelligence. I would like to see you post at least one documented, modern citation from a reputable (i.e., nonpartisan) source.
At the same time, your attitude seems dubious at best. Apparently, if another citizen disagrees with either you or the administration, then they should be sent to the Middle East and forced to live there for the remainder of their life. If anyone disagrees, then they must love Jane Fonda and hate the troops. You probably know this already, but your perspective isn't very American at all. You're supporting the executive branch of your country's government, but not your country, nor your countrymen.
Bush didn't just confess to having made "innocent mistakes," as you seem to have implied with your post. They were very poor decisions based on erroneous or falsified -- depending on your perspective -- intelligence reports. Prior to his first term, even Bush himself proclaimed that the United States shouldn't "build nations," and that his administration would never invade Iraq. Also, pardon me, but I'd much rather see Clinton have an affair than Bush initiate conflicts that cost many thousands of American and Iraqi lives.
Your inevitable response, of course, will be that 9/11 changed everything. While it was a horrendous tragedy, it's very important to keep in mind that Iraq had nothing to do with it. So, why are we there? Considering the many thousands of lives lost and trillions of dollars spent, I think it's a practical question. Maybe you can answer that for us.