The Clinton administration is, partially, to blame for the events of 9/11. On THREE separate occasions, they were offered Osama bin Laden, on a silver platter. These offers came from West African nations, after the embassy bombings. That administration turned them down.
Clinton's National Security Advisor, Sandy Berger, was anti-military and helped to gut our defense and intelligence resources. Now, the current adiministration is having to play catch-up.
Getting us involved in every internal conflict, in Eastern Europe, spread our forces, way too thin and, severely, compromised our national security.
I am, usually, for letting other countries handle their own affairs but, Saddam Hussein and North Korea pose a major threat, to a large part of the world and must be, at the least, contained.
The job should have been finished, in 1991. However, since we were dealing with a gutless NATO coalition, our military experts were overruled, leading to the current situation.
Saddam Hussein has no respect, for human life. He has murdered, tortured and killed his own people. He has been permitted to sell a stipulated amount of oil, to purchase food and medicine, for the populace. Instead, he spends that money to build and decorate lavish palaces, for himself and to finance his biological and nuclear weapons programs. He has to go.
The same situation exists in North Korea. There is mass starvation, while the ruling elite live lavishly and money is spent on weapons technology.