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Dick Cheney said it best!

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"If you're going to go in and try to topple Saddam Hussein, you have to go to Baghdad. Once you've got Baghdad, it's not clear what you do with it. It's not clear what kind of government you would put in place of the one that's currently there now. Is it going to be a Shia regime, a Sunni regime or a Kurdish regime? Or one that tilts toward the Baathists, or one that tilts toward the Islamic fundamentalists? How much credibility is that government going to have if it's set up by the United States military when it's there? How long does the United States military have to stay to protect the people that sign on for that government, and what happens to it once we leave?"
Secretary of Defense Dick Cheney - 1991

Was Dick Cheney right?


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That was before he met the snake oil salesman and huckster for Iran, Ahmed Chalabi.

See The Manipulator section.
 

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Simon W. Moon said:
That was before he met the snake oil salesman and huckster for Iran, Ahmed Chalabi.

See The Manipulator section.
Not exactly. Cheney changed his mind when he became one of the founding members of PNAC. He bought the Neocon snake oil, hook, line, and sinker.
 

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danarhea said:
Not exactly. Cheney changed his mind when he became one of the founding members of PNAC. He bought the Neocon snake oil, hook, line, and sinker.
PNAC was founded five years after the INC. Though, I'm not exactly sure about when Cheney met Chalabi.
 

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Regardless of when he said, it applies to today and is a reasonable debate for NOT invading Iraq the way we did.
 

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Ironside said:
Was Dick Cheney right?
Yes, he was right. George HW Bush said the same thing. He never said that it was impossible to topple Saddam, though, and we were clearly willing to do something in 2003 that we were not willing to do in 1991 because circumstances had changed.
 
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