Thursday, September 30, 2004

"He Knew"

From The Seattle Post Intelligencer:
In an assessment that differs sharply with his view today, Dick Cheney more than a decade ago defended the decision to leave Saddam Hussein in power after the first Gulf War, telling a Seattle audience that capturing Saddam wouldn't be worth additional U.S. casualties or the risk of getting "bogged down in the problems of trying to take over and govern Iraq."
He said that in 1992 when he was GHW Bush's Secretary of Defense. And he was right. There's more.

He went on to suggest that ousting Mr. Hussein would preoccupy the United States for some time. "Once we had rounded him up and gotten rid of his government, then the question is what do you put in its place?'' Mr. Cheney said at the Discovery Institute in Seattle. "You know, you then have accepted the responsibility for governing Iraq."
Edwards is on it.
He knew - that's the worse part about this - he knew how dangerous this was. They knew that there were enormous predictors of what would be happening there, and they still didn't have a plan even though they knew what might be coming.


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