What happens to Bush's legacy if...

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    What happens the 43's legacy if 20 years from now Iraq is a peaceful, prosperous member of the world community with a democracy-derivative government? I'm not saying that I'm wildly optimistic that this will happen necessarily, just playing the "what if" game. If this happens, would it all have been worth it? :eusa_think:
     
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    If, and it's a huge if, the development of a democratic Iraq led to a more stabilized Middle East, with less sectarian violence and advances in living conditions, then I would say it was worth it.

    I oppose this war, but I would say that the prize would be worth the game in that case.
     
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    No way to know. It's possible they would have had a revolution on their own, either before Saddam fell or after he kicked the bucket naturally.
     
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    I guess that would depend on how that were achieved, through more war or through diplomacy.

    Bush's legacy is of a failed war and failed policies, nothing more and nothing less.

    Regardless of how Iraq turns out in the end, Bush has said he doesn't pay that much attention and isn't in on those meetting cuz he has "other things to do" so giving him credit for decisions he clearly had nothing to do with doesn't seem right.
     
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    Weeeeeeeeeeeak! :doubt:


    That's like saying there's no way to know whether Truman's decision to drop the a-bomb was responsible for Japan's surrender, since they may have eventually anyway.
     
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    who knows? Who knew that a CIA backed coup in the 50s would have led us her to begin with...
     
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    I dunno, maybe WOPR?
     
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    That's retarded. There is no comparison. The Japanese were actively in a war with us, Iraq was not. Bombing Japan more than likely hastened the end of the war, unless something else was going on that we don't know about.

    What a doofus, comparing WW2 to us invading the wrong country.

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    At the moment it would certainly appear that way. But again, what if it turns out to be a long term success?
     
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    I didn't compare them. I used an example to demonstrate your weak ass offering. Nice attempted deflection though.
     

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