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Reply #12 --- mengzhi's post...
"So it is with your latest post, I do not see your accepting that the Bush administration has done anything wrong at all. "
You will have to be more specific about what topic you are concerned with. Again, you did not fully read (understand?) my last post. I specifically said that President Bush and I differed on fical conservatism and border control.
This means that I think President Bush is allowing the United States Congress to spend too much money, and that he shoud be enforcing fiscal responsibility by balancing the budget --- only allowing them to spend money they have, and attempt to lower the national debt. He could do this by simply using a veto until a balanced budget is presented to him. I think that President Bush should be sending US law enforcement and military to Canadian and Mexican borders in an effort to control who enters US territory. Only legally entry into US borders should be allowed.
If you are only focused on the Iraq war, I believe, based on: 1) the intelligence information provided to him by US, European, and Middle East agencies, and 2)Saddam Hussein's violation of UN sanctions, and 3) the attempt to block inspections, that a case can be made for his actions. If he had not invaded, and Iraq threatened US vital interests or security, a case could have been made to impeach him.
At the time, I did not think Iraq posed an IMMEDIATE threat, and, therefore, wanted to see evidence/justification for the invasion. None was produced, but the US, Great Britain and a few other nations had already won the battle and occupied the nation. The goal now is to establish a stable government, friendly to the west, which can police and defend itself. Civil War, or tribal conflict, is the current situation. I would advice President Bush to pick a side (Kurds, Shiites, Sunnis) and fight with them to subdue the other two, or establish three separate states, one for each Islamic faction. Preventing Iran from extending their influence into Iraq is also important. Important enough to wage war against Iran, because they continue to promote the destruction of the United States and the spread of Islamic culture, which counters the culture I wish to live in.