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Bush's Father Foresaw Costs of Iraq War

Bush senior was right on the money about Iraq way before his son became president. I guess even HE couldn't talk his son out of invading Iraq?


Not many people foresaw the postwar difficulties the administration has endured in Iraq. Of the few who did, two stand out, both lions of the Republican Party.

One was President George H.W. Bush. The other was his secretary of state, James A. Baker.

``Incalculable human and political costs'' would have been the result, the senior Bush has said, if his administration had pushed all the way to Baghdad and sought to overthrow Saddam Hussein after the U.S.-led coalition ousted the Iraqi army from Kuwait during the Persian Gulf war in 1991.

http://channels-stage.netscape.com/ns/news/story.jsp?flok=FF-APO-1151&idq=/ff/story/0001%2F20040825%2F0828967518.htm&sc=1151

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