Pal, I'm about as conservative a Libertarian as you can find. I voted for Bush twice, oppose everything Obama and his Socialist cockroaches stand for, but also spent twenty-two years of my life studying and fighting war.
George Bush had absolutely no desire to ever try winning a war in Iraq (or Afghanistan). I was a big supporter of both endeavors until it became apparent that we had no idea what we were doing and had no plans for an end-game. The ROE in force when Bush left office prove that he had no intention of destroying the enemy and his will to fight. He was treading water because he had no stomach for the slaughter required to win and therefore had no idea what to do.
As I posted a while back, there is an especially hot spot in hell for Johnson and McNamara, and I'm sure that Bush and Rumsfeld will eventually arrive there.
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