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Saturday, March 08, 2003

Father Knows Best

Try to guess the author of this quote:

”We should not march into Baghdad. . . . To occupy Iraq would instantly shatter our coalition, turning the whole Arab world against us, and make a broken tyrant into a latter-day Arab hero . . . assigning young soldiers to a fruitless hunt for a securely entrenched dictator and condemning them to fight in what would be an unwinnable urban guerrilla war. It could only plunge that part of the world into even greater instability."

Would you believe George Bush the Elder? Yep, and not that long ago—a 1998 book by Pops (co-authored with Brent Snowcroft) entitled, “A World Transformed.”

(Thanks to Nicholas Kristof of the New York Times for the link).

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