Iraq Will Deliver America’s First Black President
The U.S. presidential election is heating up and I am now more and more convinced that Obama is going to win and as I was thinking about this historic shift that is about to take place in America, I had to connect it to the war in Iraq. Yes, Obama, has shown considerable political skill, but without Iraq, I don’t know if he would have even had a chance.
Bush’s decision to invade Iraq has not only destroyed his presidency and his legacy, it has also sowed the seeds of the destruction of the American empire. The Iraq war has now cost the American taxpayers, $700 billion dollars (does this amount sound familar?) – it’s the same amount as the supposed “bailout”. The war has drained America’s financial resources and driven the country into unprecedented debt. The decision by Bush, to launch a war and cut taxes at the same time, has been the major contributing factor of this financial crisis.
However, this is not the first time in history that a superpower nation has been brought down by a third world country. It happened before in 1980. Remember that? It was when the Soviet Union invaded Afghanistan. The war in Afghanistan ended up destroying Russia’s financial reserves and it dealt a debilitating blow to the red army. It is no surprise that the Soviet empire collapsed soon after that war.
Iraq has done to America, what Afghanistan did to the Soviet Union.
Had Bush not invaded Iraq, America would not have been in such bad financial shape and Barrack Obama, a black man, would never have been able to win. However, because the effects of this terrible decision have been so devastating, Obama’s chances were greatly increased and Americans saw (for the first time), that middle aged white men were not infallible. i.e. that white men are not necessarily smarter than anyone else and in the case of Bush and Cheney, they could be downright incompetent and dangerous.
So, I’d like to take this opportunity to thank all the “insurgents” : Hussein, Abdullah and Muhammed (word up to Allah and peace be upon you) – for ensuring, that I, will get to see the first black president of the United States of America.