Yet, even faced with the miscalculation and lies that led to the invasion the administration continues to attempt to justify their mistakes. The administration was unable to find the elusive weapons of mass destruction and now uses the ousting of Saddam Hussein as good enough reason to continue a losing war.
The Bush administration gravely underestimated the toll the war would take on our economy and human life. In an attempt to appease the wealthy he offered them tax cuts which should have gone to finance the operation. He has not considered the unpopular policy of drafting young men for political fear of alienating the middle and lower classes that the draftees would come from. The war in Iraq has weakened our economy, assaulted the founding principles of our country, and left the US in a position of talking loudly and carrying a small stick.