First, the war option was put before a vote all the way though (most of the left does not seem to understand HOW American Govt. actually works, so they refer to our war in Iraq as "Bush's War", this thread is primarily for those who don't know), majority's on BOTH SIDES voted to go to war, as much as some of our less educated folks seem to somehow think that Bush is the Grand Emperor, and that he can just do as he pleases, nothing could be further from the truth..
Fact: The President can make the choices that he feels to be best for the nation, but, CONGRESS can at any time stop and REVERSE any decision the President makes.. PERIOD.
Fact:A MAJORITY of Democrats in the Senate and Congress VOTED TO GO TO WAR.. Bush could not have gone to war without their agreeing to do so.
Fact: The Democrats during the last elections ran on a "We will get us out of this war" ticket.. we were told elect us, and we will remove our troops from Iraq.. everyone over the age of 10 probably remembers that (except the left).
Fact: the Democrats have the majority, and could over ride Bush any time they wanted, they promised to get us out of this war, did they? no, they said, "we dont agree with this war", "we dont need to be in Iraq its just costing American lives", and my personal favorite, "This war is IMMORAL in every"..
They are clearly in control, they have the ability to remove American troops any time they feel it would be in Americas best interest.. have they? lol, not only have they not even moved to vote for removal of American Troops, they voted to FUND THE DAMN WAR.. they are against the war? yet they fund it so that it can continue? lol, is anyone really buying this crap that they are not for this war? ... thats akin to saying, "son I dont want you to go out tonight, here is lots of money, almost enough to break our bank, have a good time and be home by tomorrow morning!".
We often see those on the left referring to Iraq as "Bush's War", yet, who voted to continue fighting it by funding it? the DEMOCRATS.. that makes it a DEMOCRAT WAR.. hell if they are funding it, and not fighting against American Troops being there, by not so much as a single vote in the house, and they are the ultimate voice, and get the final say on weather or not Americans fight in Iraq.. there is no way to lie about it, it's their damn war.. even if Bush wanted to leave, HE CANT.. unless Congress agrees, that by definition makes this a DEMOCRATS WAR... no rebelling against it, no votes, and they fund it.
Bush was not a spearhead against Saddam, the baton was passed to him from Clinton, there is no denying that.. Gore, and most of Washington was hot after this war, the only people who dont seem to know that obviously have selective memory.. here are just 2 examples for proof..
"The community of nations may see more and more of the very kind of threat Iraq poses now: a rogue state with weapons of mass destruction, ready to use them or provide them to terrorists. If we fail to respond today, Saddam and all those who would follow in his footsteps will be emboldened tomorrow." -- Bill Clinton in 1998
"Iraq does pose a serious threat to the stability of the Persian Gulf and we should organize an international coalition to eliminate his access to weapons of mass destruction. Iraq's search for weapons of mass destruction has proven impossible to completely deter and we should assume that it will continue for as long as Saddam is in power." -- Al Gore, 2002
Bush inherited this war, while it didnt start under Clinton he damn sure added the wood, and started the embers... 9/11, Katrina, the war on 2 fronts... troops still in Yugo.. these hit our country damn hard, and has cost America how much? anyone?.. thats what I thought.. considering what the hell we have been though in the last 10 years, we are doing pretty damn good, most nations would never be able to survive this.. we have.. granted, we are sucking wind.. but we are still standing.
Make no mistake, I dont like Bush, and I think the last President on his level was Carter.. but, in all fairness this is not his war, it never was, Congress is the one who says go or say, and when the Democrats say STAY and here is the money to do it.. it is then their war.. like it or not.