Friday, October 1, 2004


Gulf war 2 game and the wisdom of George Bush Sr

Turns out Saddam didn't have weapons of mass destruction so it didn't end like the Gulf War 2 "game"  (Flash required). It's fun anyway, especially the hate mails from the pro-war guys. Guess they should have read the Reasons Not to Invade Iraq, by George Bush Sr:

While we hoped that popular revolt or coup would topple Saddam, neither the U.S. nor the countries of the region wished to see the breakup of the Iraqi state. We were concerned about the long-term balance of power at the head of the Gulf.
We would have been forced to occupy Baghdad and, in effect, rule Iraq. The coalition would instantly have collapsed, the Arabs deserting it in anger and other allies pulling out as well. Under those circumstances, furthermore, we had been self-consciously trying to set a pattern for handling aggression in the post-cold war world.
Had we gone the invasion route, the U.S. could conceivably still be an occupying power in a bitterly hostile land. It would have been a dramatically different--and perhaps barren--outcome.

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