I will admit to violently disliking the administration. I did not think the war was a good idea. I am trying to believe that they did not intentionaly lie about the war, but rather chose to use shakey information that backed up something they were positive of. ( For some odd reason a leather glove comes to mind.)
That all said I do not think we can leave Iraq. We broke it. We can not destroy it then cut and run. We are not in good shape for fixing it ourselves though. We need help. It is time to mend fences to get us out of the mess and to help Iraq. I thought that the Bush administration had been making some attempts (half assed as they were) to do just that. Imagine my suprise when I heard thistoday
What the hell!!! Canada, a country that has poured millions of dollars into the rebuilding effort has been excluded. Russia, a country who we want to forgive tens of millions of dollars of Iraqi debt has been excluded. France and Germany have been our closest allies for over 50 years, and one time that they chose to follow a different policy than ours they get pushed away from the table. Not to mention, I can’t think of a better way to get French and German soldiers in Iraq than to have French and German civilian firms to protect.
Frankly the only thing that scares me more than one more year of this, is five.