o rly?

20:20 hindsight.
Back at work today, a rare occurrence this month. Stayed late to get more done, trying to cram… make the time I have count. Politics today, sorry if I seem a little more liberal than normal – I about choked today when I loaded CNN.com.

When we made the decision to go into Iraq, many intelligence agencies around the world judged that Saddam possessed weapons of mass destruction…

… it is true that much of the intelligence turned out to be wrong.

As president, I am responsible for the decision to go into Iraq.

George W. Bush, President of the United States
December 14, 2004

Wow. That’s a big mistake. A 30,000 dead-Iraqi, 2,100 dead American mistake.

So, removing Saddam was the “right thing to do,” from a humanitarian standpoint, and “the world is better off because he is no longer in power.” Great, I actually agree. Buuut… when did the US get appointed the sole “making the world better off” force? I’m all for (an unachievable) Utopian society, but one country doing what they feel is right, which also happens to be not what the global community thinks is right, is hardly the way to it.

Goodnight folks.

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3 Replies to “o rly?”

  1. Agree with most of what you said. However, I feel the need to point out that at least this is a step in the right direction. GW and his administration have to this point been adamant that the invasion was the right thing to do while downplaying the fact that the intelligence, and thus the given reason for the invasion, was wrong. They said the reason was WMD, then invaded, then no WMD found, and then the reason given was “Saddam is bad.” Here he is finally admitting that our reason for invading in the first place was wrong. The US is frequently criticized for its arrogance and in my opinion this administration hasn’t done much to curtail that, both in the invasion and in their defense of it. At least Bush is finally admitting the mistake. Of course, that won’t do much for the many that are dead, but admitting you’re wrong is the first step in fixing the problem.

  2. We’re responsible for cleaning up the mess, whether or not we should have made it in the first place. Bushy had more than majority support for the war from our patriotic citizens (all y’alls), but after seeing how horribly wrong it went, now we’re recanting. It’s all “the government’s” fault, they’re incompetent. Newsflash: We elected all those idiots, this is America’s problem. BTW I didn’t vote for Bush, this is all y’alls fault.

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