These facts are food for thought:
FDR led us into WWII. Germany never attacked us -- Japan did. From 1941 to 1945: 450,000 American lives were lost.
HST finished that war and started one in Korea. North Korea never attacked us. From 1950 to 1953: 55,000 lives were lost.
JFK started the Vietnam conflict. Vietnam never attacked us. LBJ turned Vietnam into a quagmire. From 1965 to 1975: 58,000 lives were lost.
Clinton took us to Bosnia. Bosnia never attacked us. We are still there.
In the two plus years since Al Qaeda attacked us, President Bush has liberated two countries, crushed the Taliban, crippled Al Qaeda, put nuclear inspectors in Lybia, Iran and North Korea without firing a shot, and captured a terrorist that slaughtered 300,000 of his own people. We have lost about 700 soldiers thus far. And he did all this abroad while not allowing another terrorist attack at home.
It took less time to take Iraq than it took Janet Reno to take the Branch Davidian compound. That took 51 days.
We've been looking for evidence of chemical weapons in Iraq for less time that it took Hillary to find the Rose Law Firm billing records.
It took less time for the 3rd Infantry and the Marines to destroy the Republican Guard than it took Ted Kennedy to call the police after his Oldsmobile sank at Chappaquiddick.
Let's clear up one point: We didn't start the war on terror -- it was started by Al Qaeda during the Clinton administration long before 9/11, and Clinton was offered Osama bin Laden's head three times by Sudan and did nothing. In fact, his final National Security Report to the Congress in December 2000 (45,000 words prepared by Richard Clarke, et al) didn't mention Al Qaeda at all. However, when our country was attacked on 9/11/01, President Bush took care of business.
Don Castleman, Payson