February 22, 2006

Quote Contest

One of my favorite quotes about Iraq:

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?”

Tell me who said this and when he said it.


J.D. Ryan said...

Poppy Bush?

Kvatch said...

Without googling it...Bush Sr.? Brent Scowcroft? Please fill us in.

Sarah said...

my ungoogled guess is howard dean...i am quite curious to hear the correct answer!

Nat Kinney said...

Um, I'm pretty sure that it was Bush Senior.

When did he say it? I dunno. 1991?

Tell us, tell us!