Originally Posted by 1,000,000
So Jack I guess you're not a conspiracy theorist? haha
I wouldn't count myself out of that group of people just yet.
I think that, with some sway from his "advisers", George W. Bush made the decision to go to war in Iraq with the best intentions at first, which then may have silently turned into a grab at Iraq's abundance in oil, but it was instead at the fault of certain officials that were just looking out for number one. See, it is my belief that Bush has taken a lot of the brunt for his incapable team of staff which, on the other hand, is only there because of his poor ability to manage people. I believe that the US government has specks of corruption underneath the surface, while the American people seem to be blatantly corrupt as a whole right out in the open, yet, the majority of American citizens don't even realize the veil that the media has placed over their eyes or the strong grip that it has on their opinions. It takes a certain kind of person to break out of the trance the media seems to have people in. Too much focus is being kept from the people in some aspects. Now, it may seem like I've made a 180 here but note that in earlier posts I was supporting Bush's decision to take down Iraq's past tyrant and free the Iraqi people from a life of fear and non-fulfillment. I'm defending the idea that the deaths of our very own American soldiers held purpose; to the contrary of what most terribly left-wing liberals seem to think. It's only because of the loose, unsafe, overgrown and poorly managed government that the US has grown into that it's losing so much money and just plain not prospering
Basically, the United States of America is in trouble, whether we want to face it or not.
To summarize things differently: I agree with you, 1,000,000, we're in Iraq for both reasons...
...to free a country ruled by terrorists...
...and to somehow get a hold of the gold mine that is Iraq's oil resources...
...but I disagree with most in that Bush is to blame for absolutely everything that has gone wrong in doing so. I think that he's just a nice, naive guy, who is not cut out for the job of president, that just got taken advantage of. The ideology that Bush is some psychopath, force of evil is just a strategically implanted concept into the minds of both young and old Americans alike by liberals with malicious intent.
I'm not sure if this was what you were looking for, 1,000,000, but I started typing where you left off and just went with it.
I'd also like to add that it isn't uncommon for me to have a strong disliking for and disinterest in politics, I just keep my eyes and ears open, that's all.
P.S. We also took too long to survey Iraq for WMDs.