Skip to comments.Iraq then and now: Bush was right and Obama was wrong
Posted on 03/20/2017 4:56:11 AM PDT by MarvinStinson
This is the 13th anniversary of the start of the Iraq War II.
What if President George W. Bush had not invaded Iraq? I suggest this scenario:
1. Saddam Hussein would have become a bigger threat to the region. He had clearly come to the conclusion that the West would not stop him and was acting as such.
2. Iraq would have continued shooting at U.S. and UK planes enforcing UN resolutions. How many times do you allow someone to fire missiles at your aircraft?
3. What about Israel? We do know today that Iraq won't be attacking Israel or has WMDs to threaten its neighbors. We can thank President Bush for that.
Bush's critics need to answer one simple question: what if Bush had not invaded Iraq?
I have not heard anyone explain how the region would have been better if we had left Saddam in power.
Or, they say "knowing what we know now." They have to make a call based on what we knew then. What we knew then is that the twin towers had been brought down, Saddam Hussein was behaving very badly.
If Americans have learned anything since 9/11 is that when people say they intend to kill you please take them seriously.
The second question is: what if President Obama had left a force in Iraq in 2011 to protect our gains? This is a more relevant question and the Middle East is exhibit A of what our retreat accomplished.
For the moment, President Bush gets all of the criticism about Iraq and President Obama gets a free pass from a friendly media. Over time, it will change and Bush will get credit for leadership and Obama will be blamed for retreating and forcing his successor to have to go back in.
(Excerpt) Read more at americanthinker.com ...
I grow weary of “What if”. Obama was wrong and W was wrong - for different reasons. End of story
Iraq was invaded to serve Saudi interests and their security, the nation so many of the 9/11 terrorists came from.
The Leftist critics always called Bush a “Texas oil man” but as I read some months back on the BBC website a Saudi official was claiming heavy investment in the oil industry in the USA.
Our deeply in debt nation needs the Saudi money, that underlies Iraq regardless of who was president.
Obama pulled troops out to look good with the anti-war Left while he kept them in Afghanistan.
He was ultimately forced to put them back in because of the Islamic State, a problem with Saudi Arabia’s name written on it since their jihadists entered Syria to try and take power away from Assad.
Bush was wrong thinking you could build a democracy in a Mooselimb country. He had won the war and it was stable when he left but Obama pulled out leaving a vacuum for ISIS.
Bush destabilized the ME by going after his daddy’s demons instead of finding bin laden
Of course. Obama was or rather is wet behind his mega ears and never understood the mid east.
W did and continued to fight against Saddam’s war of agression
Just needed a force of 20,000 to maintain order in 2008. The Community Agitator comes in and pulls out of Iraq. Brilliant! Then destabilizes Syria, Libya, Egypt, Turkey, rewards Iran, pulls out of Afghanistan, etc... Coincidence?
Well, Bush was wrong about Iraq, Obama was wrong about Syria and they both had the unwavering support of John McCain. Who, by the way, is still out there: http://www.unz.com/pbuchanan/is-mccain-hijacking-trumps-foreign-policy/
Bush is a traitor #### who I CANT BELIEVE anyone here would be naive/insulting enough to post this garbage.
He slept with the sauds so much that i’m surprised he didn’t have their babies.
#### Iraw, i two cent dictatorship.
Saudi Arabia was protected from the DEFINITE involvement in 9/11.
Have donated 10s of billinons. TENS!!
3000 are dead because of Saudi Arabia.
The towers I worked in are gone.
You insult too many people to count by posting this
Next time ignore the critics who hate this nation and do what needs to be done. You win the battle, you get the land. We did not annex it nor intend to. If we are going to expend resources in the rebuilding then we get a say in how the money and manpower is used.
Drivel...... unadulterated balderdasious drivel
Saddam was funding global terrorism in Israel and elsewhere.
Iraq and Saddam’s removal served to destabilize the ME. Now look what we have, more chaos than before. You can’t bring democracy to those who don’t want it.
1. The 500 metric tons of yellow cake uranium that was sold to Canada would still be there.
2. The chemical weapons used by Syria would still be in Iraq.
Yes, the article and any idiot who believes it is drivel, unadulterated.
I would trade Saddam Hussein being the leader of Iraq again for the return of the nearly 4,500 dead U.S. soldiers and 1.7 trillion spent on that war, to be frank.
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