Originally Posted by Arkie
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.
You realize Cheney and Rumsfeld were the ones who were immediately searching for a link between OBL and SH, right? Something tells me that the guys who ended up getting rich off the war would have been more likely to find a way to go to war than Gore/Lieberman. Unless our tanks and planes were solar powered.