Edit- you were for going after the bad guys before you were against it. You have used the war on terror as a political football and all those who went to fight the fight have now done so in vain. And after 6 years of Mr. Feckless in office we are now seen as weak and sitting ducks.
Last edited by vesper; 06-22-14 at 11:29 AM.
"CLINTON: And I think it’s very interesting that all the conservative Republicans, who now say I didn’t do enough, claimed that I was too obsessed with bin Laden. All of President Bush’s neo-cons thought I was too obsessed with bin Laden. They had no meetings on bin Laden for nine months after I left office. All the right-wingers who now say I didn’t do enough said I did too much — same people."
The Bush administration wasn't interested in Al Qaeda and completely ignored Richard Clarke's 1/25/2001 memo "urgently" requesting a high-level National Security Council review on al-Qaeda which included two attachments: a declassified December 2000 "Strategy for Eliminating the Threat from the Jihadist Networks of al-Qida: Status and Prospects" and the September 1998 "Pol-Mil Plan for al-Qida," the so-called Delenda Plan, which remains classified under request with the National Security Council.....
Bush Administration's First Memo on al-Qaeda Declassified
As I have posted here in the past I do think Cheney was the (co)orchestrator in the Iraq invasion and I feel he knew that Iraq posed no serious threat to the US. Instead I feel his motives were other than national security. There is a documentary that interviews several people that work(ed) in the intelligence field at the time who were involved and they all made basically the same claims. That is the sources that were providing information on Saddam's weapons projects (WMD) had been deemed by the CIA and MI6 as unreliable and on some cases proved to be fabricated. These sources lost the attention of the intelligence community, in some cases for years, and were deemed to be of no value. Then the 911 tragedy occurred and they said the CIA suddenly, almost to the day, claimed these sources that were deemed unreliable and unfounded previously were now an impeccable source on impending threats from Iraq. To me it seems some people were simply looking for an opportunity and while the public was feeling vulnerable after the 911 attacks they pushed their agenda knowing the American people would be more excepting at that time.
Apparently, the people who are so concerned about this don't put their money where there mouth is... and that includes paying for the devastation visited on Iraq thanks to neocon daydreams. Bush and Cheney sealed Iraq's fate when they allowed Bremmer to disband the Iraq army, purge the Ba'athists and install Maliki.
If, when defending your support for Donald Trump, and your response is,
"But but but... HILLARY!!!", then you lost the argument before you even began.