Cheney:Iraq would be quagmire 1994

Discussion in 'Politics & Religion' started by cgroupman, Aug 17, 2007.

  1. Well, he seemed to have it right back then, not so sure these days.

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  2. Clinton, Kerry et al, thought going to war with Iraq was a good idea at the time, not so sure now.

  3. Yes, I saw that segment on The Daily Show the other day. Very interesting.
  4. You mean based on the cherry-picked "evidence" that the White House dished out? The "evidence" that Colin Powell, as it now seems, was never entirely comfortable with? Yeah, OK.
  5. I'd like to hear Cheney justify his change of position. Probably he would paraphrase John Maynard Keynes: "When the facts change, I change my mind. What do you do , sir?"
  6. And yet, the very reasons that Cheney gave for not invading Iraq the first time are all the things that happened this time. Nothing changed. He predicted it the first time. And don't play the 9/11 card, since it is now generally understood that GWB had plans for Iraq as soon as he made the White House his home.

    Now, then, Mr. Keynes, what facts have changed?
  7. AAAintheBeltway,

    My question in the preceding post was not rhetorical.
  8. Yeah, he's like a trader who correctly predicts a crash, then once prices go down a bit he manages to talk himself into bottom-fishing, only to get caught holding the bag when the crash happens just as predicted. Ah well.