Amazing Harpist Bridget Kibbey: NPR Music Tiny Desk Concert

Hecuba's daughter1/15/2020 9:18:29 pm PST

re: #92 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

I still remember the war fever. I’m not going to knock anyone who supported the war here but I found the whole war fever ridiculous. But I admit I really didn’t like Bush because I was so disgusted by the 2000 election.

My confession: Before the conflict, I had recently seen the movie “The Pianist” and, not based on the supposed WMD, but on the belief that citizens of dictatorships could not free themselves from tyranny, I initially supported the war (though not with enthusiasm) because Saddam was a monster, as were his sons and putative heirs. However, it soon became clear that we didn’t know how to win the peace. Maybe if Iraqi experts had been put in charge of administering the country, the mission could have succeeded. But the people placed in charge were totally incompetent and our efforts failed and led to the disaster that we are now facing throughout the region.