Yep, it was 4 years ago today that Sargent Pepper landed on the aircraft carrier. Do you know the purpose of that landing? On one hand, it was to show the American people that we had won. On the other hand, it was a signal to our allies that they could join the party. The reconstruction could begin. All of those countries like France and Germany who wouldn’t join the coalition of the willing could now join in the profits of a stable Iraq. Well, a funny thing happened on the way to peace, a war broke out. None of our allies fell for Bush in his flight suit.
We have taken a country where no Al Qaeda, okay, no significant Al Qaeda presence, to a country where Al Qaeda is clearly a player. How did we do this? We did this under the lack of leadership of President George W. Bush.