George W. Bush - WikiquoteAny military presence, should it be necessary, will be temporary and intended to promote security and elimination of weapons of mass destruction; the delivery of humanitarian aid; and the conditions for the reconstruction of Iraq
As far as the Arab Spring, that was part of his overall vision too:
Address to the National Endowment for Democracy (November 6, 2003)The establishment of a free Iraq at the heart of the Middle East will be a watershed event in the global democratic revolution
No doubt you'll believe the central point about the Democrats and their leadership (and how they promoted the invasion), because the rest of the article takes a dump all over Bush.
Democrats Share the Blame for Tragedy of Iraq War
"He who does not think himself worth saving from poverty and ignorance by his own efforts, will hardly be thought worth the efforts of anybody else." -- Frederick Douglass, Self-Made Men (1872)
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“I think if Thomas Jefferson were looking down, the author of the Bill of Rights, on what’s being proposed here, he’d agree with it. He would agree that the First Amendment cannot be absolute.” - Chuck Schumer (D). Yet, Madison and Mason wrote the Bill of Rights, according to Sheila Jackson Lee, 400 years ago. Yup, it's a fact.