QUOTE(Eksyte @ Aug 16 2007, 05:04 PM)
I have to disagree about this administration being incompetent. They knew exactly how this was going to pan out, even before we invaded Iraq. They went to great lengths to "justify" the invasion to keep the stranglehold they had on the American population for the 2004 elections, too.
Misuse of power and resources? Definately. There are some very smart/savvy people in Bush's corner, tho.
throwingks is right - our government/society needs a reset button. Politicians on both sides aren't looking out for the American people, but ways to gain power and to fatten their wallets. The fact that there are still average citizens who fully support him shows how far gone we are, too.
I would say that the Bush Administration is plain incompetent. Bush just didn't listened to the commanders when it comes to Iraq and Afghanistan. Bush could've easily convienced the Americans for a draft and we could've put enough troops to stabilize Iraq and Afghanistan. If Bush was able to succeed in Iraq, he wouldn't have that much detractors as we have today and the next president would easily be Republican.