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Wednesday, June 23, 2004

Liar, Liar, Pants on Fire!

At least GWB isn't lying about anything really important like having sex. Sheesh.

And in a twist that clearly takes the parental "You're not the boss of me" teen angst bullshit too far, in his memoirs, "A World Transformed," written five years ago, George Bush Sr. wrote the following to explain why he didn't go after Saddam Hussein at the end of the Gulf War.

"Trying to eliminate Saddam...would have incurred incalculable human and political costs. Apprehending him was probably impossible.... We would have been forced to occupy Baghdad and, in effect, rule Iraq.... There was no viable "exit strategy" we could see, violating another of our principles. Furthermore, we had been consciously trying to set a pattern for handling aggression in the post-Cold War world. Going in and occupying Iraq, thus unilaterally exceeding the United Nations' mandate, would have destroyed the precedent of international response to aggression that! we hoped to establish. Had we gone the invasion route, the United States could conceivably still be an occupying power in a bitterly hostile land."

Note to teenagers around the world: rebelling against your parents is all fun and games until you get hundreds of other people killed. I guess at least GWB can now say, "See, we were able to capture Saddam. I told you so." Great.


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