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.
I highly doubt he authorize the invasion of Iraq. There was no connection between 9-11 and Iraq. The only reason Iraq occurred is because of Cheney and his crew at the Pentagon.