Originally Posted by BruceR
If team Clinton had done their jobs, OBL would have been dead or in prison, and there would most likely not have been a reason to invade Iraq.
And had team Shrub been intelligent enough to have learned from their predeccessor's failings, things would be quite different.
The Taliban would not be enjoying a resurgence.
Bin Laden could very well have been eliminated.
The US would have enjoyed the diplomatic capital to deal more effectively with Iran, North Korea, and a Saddam ruled Iraq.
32,000 US casualties would not be dead, maimed or wounded.
Any number of Iraqi civilians would still be alive.
The Bush administration cares not one iota for any loss of life but for those American lives that may cost votes. Iraqi civilians are on the wrong side of that equation.
Unfortunately for Bush and the Republican party, 3,700 US dead, along with the lies that caused those deaths, have precluded any opportunity they had to better the state of our Union.