Then George W Bush lied us into a war with a country that had nothing to do with 9/11: Iraq.
So how're things going for ole dubya and his war(s)?
The situation in Iraq is "grave and deteriorating" according to the Iraq Study Group and MSNBC is reporting that CIA Director said it's "irreversible."
The situation with al-Qaeda is not going any better.
The al Qaida terrorist network has rebounded and is at its greatest strength since it was expelled from Afghanistan after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks, a new top-level U.S. intelligence assessment concludes, U.S. officials said Wednesday.And the AP:
A new threat assessment from U.S. counterterrorism analysts says that al-Qaida has used its safe haven along the Afghan-Pakistan border to restore its operating capabilities to a level unseen since the months before Sept. 11, 2001.Do you think that maybe, just maybe, if dubya hadn't ordered the invasion of Iraq, the war on al-Qaeda would be a little farther along? Gone are the days when dubya can boast taking out taking out 2/3 (or was it 3/4?) of al-Qaeda's leadership. And we won't mention Cheney's delusion that the insurgency is in its "last throes."
Bush deserves his low approval ratings. He deserves the scorn that history will inevitably place on his dry-drunk shoulders. He deserves the blood on his hands of the, by now, more than thirty six hundred dead American servicemen and women in Iraq.
No way around it.Worst. President. Ever.