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  •  You Opinon Won't Be Popular Here (2+ / 0-)
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    Ahianne, Cecrops Tangaroa

    But you have a right to your opinon. What I think you miss though is that most in Congress voted to give Bush the "War Hammer" so he could pressure Saddam. Even Darrell Issa (a Republican) said as much on Real Time with Bill Maher Friday.

    "It is not enough to win, all others must lose," Sun Tzu.

    by webranding on Mon Sep 04, 2006 at 12:19:24 PM PDT

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    •  Technically, yes (0+ / 0-)
      But if you look at their statements, most actually supported invading Iraq. Some might have supported it, others did not. Anyway, I was merely saying that Bush was not alone in wanting to remove Saddam, so the war can hardly be characterized as "Bush's war" (certainly not the entire war on terror).
      •  I Supported the War in Iraq (0+ / 0-)

        Cause I believe what Bush (actually Powell) told me. Now we know much of what he told us was either wrong or a bold face lie.

        I also believe the president should have the abilty to wage war when they see fit. But it still has to be sold that it is in the interest of America to do so. IMHO Bush has not done that. And to a large extent future Congress's are going to hold future presidents to a higher standard, and that may or may not be good for America.

        "It is not enough to win, all others must lose," Sun Tzu.

        by webranding on Mon Sep 04, 2006 at 12:27:05 PM PDT

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        •  I did not support the war, because there were (0+ / 0-)
          already inspectors in Iraq and I thought the 'evidence' was insufficient. Iraq was not a threat to the US. So it was not my war. But it is also not fair to call it Bush's war, and certainly not the entire war on terror (+ Afghanistan).

          You argument is: People might have believed what Powell said, and therefore supported the war. But certainly, that couldn't have been the only reason, because Saddam did have WMD's for many, many years. They might have been more than one motivation for supporting the war, exactly what I think Bush had.

          You make a good point about future presidents and wars, but that is totally unrelated.

          •  He Is Still My President (0+ / 0-)

            On Countdown Ken had a rant on Katrina. He says something along the lines of "whether I voted for this president or not, it doesn't matter. He is still my president."

            So I don't view this as Bush's war. It is our war, if we like it or don't.

            "It is not enough to win, all others must lose," Sun Tzu.

            by webranding on Mon Sep 04, 2006 at 12:40:12 PM PDT

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