Saturday, November 10, 2007

Bush Sr. Defends Ousting Saddam

I read this yesterday and I thought "good" but wondered if Bush Sr. knew about Saddam's awful crimes, why didn't he overthrow the slime ball when US troops were 50 miles from Baghdad in 1991, when this would have been much easier, before Al Qaeda, before Fdayeen Saddam, before sanctions ruined the country, before fundamentalism spread throughout Iraq?

Father defends Bush on Iraq war

COLLEGE STATION, Texas — Former president George H.W. Bush forcefully defended his son's handling of the Iraq war Thursday, saying critics of the current president have forgotten the "extraordinary brutality" of deposed Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein.

"Do they want to bring back Saddam Hussein, these critics?" the elder Bush told USA TODAY in a rare interview. "Do they want to go back to the status quo ante? I don't know what they are talking about here. Do they think life would be better in the Middle East if Saddam were still there?"


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