Friday, December 16, 2005
Iran moving to develop nuclear weapons and that "negotiations to deny this certifiable lunatic (the President of Iran) genocidal weapons have been going nowhere. Everyone knows they will go nowhere. And no one will do anything about it"...
Now, had Bush limited our military adventure in Iraq to getting rid of Hussein and determining whether or not Iraq had WMDs, our troops would have been out of Iraq more than two years ago. and in a position where they could legimately threaten Iran. We would have incurred hundreds fewer casualties than we have. We would have spent billions and billions fewer dollars than we have. Bush would not have taken such a hit to the point where he has lost whatever willingness he might have had to stand firm against Iran.
And more importantly, the nation also would not have been so torn on the idea of more military adventures in the Middle East. We wouldn't have had to deal with the spectacle of Mother Cindy all last summer. We wouldn't have had to deal with the Abu Ghraib fallout.
So those like Krauthammer, who egged Bush on in his reckless nation-building in Iraq, have themselves to blame... because (in hindsight, to be fair) the choice came down to whether we wanted to use our military and political will to build Iraq a democracy or to keep Iran from having nuclear weapons.... and me believes Bush chose wrong. Big time wrong.