It wasn't stupidity. It was a bit of strategic genius.<quoted text>
It was a massive waste all those wars were, except freeing Kuwait I mean, from 2003- We would have been better off infiltrating them with agents and paying the Iraqi's to kill Saddam.
We wasted so much money in Afghanistan it is a crime.
They are scraping hardware we paid hundreds of millions of dollars for and selling it for pennies a pound, because we cant let them have it and it cost too much to ship it.
Massive stupidity, again we would have been better off working in covert, with a limited air campaign. America wants to help but backs down when it figures out exactly what that takes.
We did succeed in destroying two countries and fueling a civil uprising that has spread completely across the mid east.
But for every problem two have replaced it. Instead of two country problems , we now have six, add Iran, North Korea , Syria, Egypt to compound the proms already there.
OPEC was getting greedy and affecting the economy. Bush let the gorilla loose to demonstrate something to them. They paid for the war, we got cheaper gas. Cost us very little in people. Gave us very good experience in military operations in that area, and bases.
Of course, Clinton took the credit for the economic benefits from that cheaper gas his predecessor set the stage for,