Iraq and Afghanistan will go down in history with the worst commander in chief George "W"rong Bush in charge.<quoted text>
Ahhh, but el bandito aka Rogue maintains that everything is much better post than pre-Iraq. I agree, it's much better for Blackwater (Halliburton) and its pals than before Iraq. Wonder if Rogue has tallied the Saddam-ordered deaths and compared them to the numbers since 2003. I shan't bother, but it should be interesting. But the question remains : Was the invasion and cost of said invasion in 4,500 dead GIs, 32,000 wounded GIs, some permanently disables physically AND psychologically, 150,000 Iraqis dead, surely over a million gravely wounded, infrastructure destroyed, and over 1.5 trillion greenbacks, not a cent of which has been paid back, worth it? Not to mention Iraq's gratitude to the US by signing giant new oil contracts with Russia and Japan who, as we know, were NOT a part of the coalition. Rogue should be able to tell us if in fact "Mission accomplished" still holds.
The whole Middle East is up in flames and we can thank George Wrong Bush for it.
Your whole post is spot on.