Democrats insist the ongoing problems in the Middle East can't be solved b y the United States, especially with military actions. The insist defeating ISIS is just one big game of whack-a-mole and we need to pull out and let the fire burn itself out. They said the Iraq war was a mistake from day one and they best thing to do is to leave the area completely. People against the war seem to think while Saddam was a brutal dictator, he did keep some stability in the region. Some claim since he didn't have WMD's, even though years later Bush was actually proved right, didn't pose a threat to the United States proving to some the entire war was one big mistake and it did the opposite of the main goal, made the world less safe The problem is because nobody knew if Saddam definitely had WMD. However people in Iraq are living better, they are having elections and yes they are better of without Saddam, it has just taken a longer time than anyone expected and there's still a very long way to go. George Bush warned of the danger of leaving Iraq too early, virtually all of his predictions came true We thought we learned a valuable lesson from the Iraq war, never meddle in international affairs without a grasp on the ramifications. We didn't learn our lesson and we're heading down a similar path in regards to= Syria
A wise president would have studied Bush's mistakes in Iraq and applied them to the current troubles in Syria. Bush stressed the urgency of ridding the world of Saddam and Obama is pressuring the country to open its doors.. He says the refugees coming to the United States will be vetted, we can't even vet people crossing over the Mexican border properly. Obama says we must use our resources to help the international community, this is like George Bush claiming the troops goings into Iraq would be seen as "liberators" which in the end it did happen, Iraq IS free for the most part better off. However he greatly miscalculated what it would take in human life and treasure. That caused a chain reaction that created ISIS and as a result the Iraq liberation is seen by some as one of the worst military debacles in history. They have their points. So why can't Obama slow down and let things play out more. We have allies in between the US and Syria,, why can't they start taking some refuges and we'll follow. Obama is good from leading behind, maybe he should stick to it?
The Syrian crisis has the potential to be a lot worse because we don't know what we're getting into by allowing these refugees into the country. The unknowns are horrifying, the Boston bombers had ties to Syria, if you play the odds, if we let masses into this country chances are there will be another attack. It's just a matter of time