Right you are, Ken (vespa59) wrote,
Right you are, Ken
vespa59

My mom sent me this today. How joyful.

In his memoirs, "A World Transformed," written
> five years ago, George
> > Bush, Senior, wrote the following to explain why
> he didn't go after
> > Saddam Hussein at the end of the Gulf War.
> >
> > "Trying to eliminate Saddam...would have
> incurred incalculable human
> > and political costs. Apprehending him was
> probably impossible.... We
> > would have been forced to occupy Baghdad and, in
> effect, rule Iraq....
> > there was no viable "exit strategy" we could see,
> violating another of
> > our principles. Furthermore, we had been
> consciously trying to set a
> > pattern for handling aggression in the post-Cold
> War world. Going in and
> > occupying Iraq, thus unilaterally exceeding the
> United Nations' mandate,
> > would have destroyed the precedent of
> international response to
> > aggression that we hoped to establish. Had we gone
> the invasion route,
> > the United States could conceivably still be an
> occupying power in a
> > bitterly hostile land."
> >
> >
> > If only his son could read.
> >
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