swampcollielover - that article is very correct. The biggest mistake the Bush adm. made was to actually think that once Sadam was overthrown and Baghdad was taken over it was the end of it. He "sold" that to the American populous and they bought it. You cannot change a dictatorship into a democracy overnight. And that is what most born Americans who have never lived for a period of time overseas do not and will never understand. America was made great by our founding fathers by understanding the principals of freedom and self - governance. Europe and the rest of the world fall short of that understanding. People who have grown up and used to decades of government taking care of all their needs will never comprehend that.
And I am afraid that we are slowly going towards that mentality. "He is getting government subsidies, why should I not get them as well! She wants an abortion paid for and contraceptives paid for so she can go to parties and vacations, why can"t I have that!" and the examples can go on and on and on.