Originally Posted by Rohirrim
If the SCOTUS had not selected George Bush, Al Gore would have (rightfully) been president and guess what? No 911. No Iraq.
We wouldn't be in this mess.
Thank you, Right Wingers, for Dubya.
There's no way to know "what if's", but you're giving too much credit to one man to change things that dramatically. Only a dictator who loves his people could have prevented this mess. There are so many more variables before Bush, during Bush, and after Bush that were out of Bush's control. If the President really does have that much power, then we need to shrink his power.
Our foriegn policy hasn't changed much under different presidents. The same scenario could
have happened under Gore. He likely would have invaded Iraq in 2003. He's in the same group as the Clintons. Hillary voted to attack.