February 23, 2006

Quote Contest Answer

Here's the quote again.

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?”


THE ANSWER:

Dick Cheney, April 13, 1991, New York Times interview, explaining why the Bush I administration did not pursue ‘regime change’ during the Gulf War.

As of today (February 23, 2006), almost three years after the invasion, these questions are as relevant as they were fifteen years ago.

1 comment:

solitaire said...

Yes, good to remind us of the turnabout by this turncoat monster. Why does the mountain -- now an avalanche -- of evidence against this foul miscreant fail to produce an appropriate country-wide and world-wide response?

The topic running like a toxic river under all the machinations of this corrupt government is money. Cheney's money especially, but all of Bushco & friends' money. Not your money, not mine. Corporations will be the new states; Cheneys will be the new monarchs.