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Your friend Bill O'Reilly would correctly label that post as "spin". The fact is that the Bush administration created the expectations around this war in their effort to "sell" it to the American people. The criticism that Bush gets now is in direct response to the expectations that he created.

Aside from the apparent "mis-statements" that we were fed (WMDs, Iraq's link to 9/11, imminence of threat, etc.), it seems pretty obvious that Bush/Cheney/Rumsfeld were also extraordinary off-base in thinking that we would be warmly embraced by the Iraqi people, that rebuilding Iraq would be a quick and painless affair, and that oil revenues would fund the rebuilding effort. All of those assumptions are patently false.

Sergeant, you may have a point in your post. Too bad the Bush administration aren't as astute in their understanding of history as you. Either that, or one must believe that they purposefully misled us.


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