What would you have done differently
By Steve Helmer
Beaver Dam, Wisconsin
November 9, 2006 8:37am CST
I noticed a lot of posts on this site criticizing President Bush and the United State's involvement in Iraq. It's easy to criticize, especially when you have the benefit of hindsight. However, I pose a question, if you were president of the United States in March 2003, what would you have done differently? When you make your decision, keep these details in mind. 1. You have intelligence from your CIA and several other nations indicating Iraq had developed Weapons of Mass Destruction and was intending on using them (keep in mind, you can't see into the future and learn the intelligence is flawed). 2. UN inspectors have found nothing but are obviously being restricted on where they can look. And, Sadaam has never shied away from attacking other countries in an attempt to take over the entire mid-east (just ask Kuwait and Iran). 3. You are 18 months removed from 9/11 and the United States is still recovering both emotionally and economically. Another attack would probably cause major chaos, even anarchy. Incidentally, I have yet to see any Presidential Candidates answer this question even though every one of them try to use criticism of Bush to further their chances.