Hindsight, or foresight?

If only …
President Obama hadn’t withdrawn from Iraq,
George W. Bush hadn’t attacked Afghanistan and Iraq in the first place,
George W. Bush hadn’t been re-elected in 2004,
Supreme Court hadn’t selected George W. Bush in 2000,
The Bush administration had been awake and prevented predictable 9/11,
We hadn’t sided with Sadam Hussein in the Iran-Iraq conflict of the 80s,
We hadn’t supported the Afghanistani Taliban against the Soviets during the ’79 conflict,
If only McCain or Romney had been elected instead of Obama, – oh, my goodness, a
thought too scary to contemplate …
Oh, well…
Perhaps we should think ahead more and consider the consequences, instead of looking back with regret!
If only we could learn from history …