Did you have someone in mind, Dick?
Hence, the tag. Obama is not without fault in his foreign policy and I won't defend his team's handling of it, but he mainly only has bad options from which to choose exclusively because of Cheney and his band of nihilists. I read just today that the Iraq war has cost the average American household $35,000. I could buy a Chevy Volt with the money I've spent on his war. Or better yet, a bunch of young people could have gotten a better education, and I'd be happy to pay it. Anyway, it's pointless to muse about what could have been done with this money, because most of it was probably financed through treasuries, I'm sure (which means it will be even more expensive in the end!). Cognitive dissidence doesn't even begin to describe what he and his daughter are experiencing.