If we stayed out of the Middle East, we would not be involved in the Middle East and in general Middle Easterners wouldnt give a hoot about us. Our continued meddling there is why they care about us. 911 would not have even occured. (Note that I am not necessarily against us being there or anywhere else.)
I agree that Cheney et al were true believers in many things. Sure they thought the Iraqis would welcome us, sure they thought we would gain power in the middle east, sure they thought we would gain power over oil, sure they thought that in the short term war would help the American economy, sure they sure they thought a lot about the money they would control and the power and money that would be funneled back to them, and sure they thought theyd get Saddam, a perk for GW.
There were lots of reasons for us to go to war.
Oh, I forgot we would eliminate the weapons of mass destruction too!
Daniel using you logic I can easily say that the only the things that werent botched were the things they profited from directly and in any case I dont see how the fact that they botched the job so badly changes anything.
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