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.
Actually we wouldn't be in Iraq, just cause Hillary voted for it, doesn't mean al gore would've made a push for an Iraq war. There never would've been a vote for the Iraq war had al gore been Pres. Al gore was such a part of the Clintons that he did everything he could in the 2000 campaign to distance himself from the Clintons.