|Quoting MaverickM11 (Reply 2):|
This is what needed to happen anyway from day one--from before day one had the administration given any thought to post-war planning...
From berfore day-one, someone should have told Mr. Bush that 1. No one likes to be invaded and told what to do or how to run their country, and that any invasion would be met, ultimately, with guerilla warfare; 2. That even thinking of staging U.S. troops in an Islmaic nation was idiocy on the hightest degree, and that 3. Such bases would be a call for terrorists attacks, and that 4. It could permanently damage our relationship with those Islamic//Arab nations who are inclined to work with us, such as Jordan, Egypt, the Gulf States.
The fact is, once again, we do see just how either short-sighted, or dangerously naive-or both-this Administration was in planning this iraq fiasco. I have no doubt that the Administration thought this campaign would be over 3 years ago, at least, and that we would be welcomed as liberators. Well, funny thing, #1 on my list was true-no one likes to be dictated to, or invaded and told what to do.
|Quoting Cfalk (Reply 3):|
Are you guys so full of hate that you jump on him just for considering anything except retreat? Nothing has been decided.
But boy, Charles, you're ready to jump on anyone else who hates it, like myself, who thinks this President has so screwed up Iraq, and so hurt this nation, aren't you?