Form of, “Did I Say That?”: Cheney on Occupying Iraq

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2 Responses

  1. Dave Levine says:

    Was Cheney ignored or did he change position? The plot thickens . . . thanks for the post.

  2. AYY says:

    There are so many equivocations and hedgings in this post that I’m not quite sure what you’re saying.

    Just because all problems haven’t been solved doesn’t mean they weren’t planned for reasonably well. (You seem to have left out the fact that the Dems haven’t been all that keen on funding our troops properly.) And besides, we didn’t go into Iraq alone, so I don’t follow why you think that was a problem.

    At the time of the first Gulf War Saddam’s nuclear, biological, and chemical weapons programs were at a different stage than they were in 2003. Also at that time we thought France and Russia might cooperate to the point that sanctions would work. Also Saddam’s relationship with Al Qaeda was apparently quite different.

    So if Cheney changed positions, there might have been a good reason for it. Risks that might not have been worth taking in the early 90’s could have been worth taking in 2003.