>Bush is hardly the first president to use the military for a little jaunt. so that makes it okay? no. it does not. your "little jaunt" destabilized the entire middle east, putting iran suddenly as the regional superpower. it killed tens of thousands, maimed hundreds of thousands, and displaced millions. your "little jaunt" left us lagged an entire generation of military tech behind china as we spent our money waging war for 10 years rather than investing and innovating. very expensive things, in terms of blood and innovation, those "little jaunts"