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ewagner Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-17-03 12:43 PM
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8. To some extent perhaps
Edited on Fri Oct-17-03 12:45 PM by ewagner
I think he knew the true cost of invading and occupying Iraq. Whether he withheld doing it for international or domestic reasons is debatable. I'm not sure he had a phase two (actual invasion) in mind for his second term.

Let me throw another variable into the mix. Is it possible that he also withheld from invading and ousting Saddam at the request of his Saudi business partners? The Saudis were more concerned about the presence of US troops in the region than anybody else. The Saudis also had their wayward son, Osama, and a growing fundamentalist movement within their own country to deal with.

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  -Poppy Bush's reasoning for keeping Saddam in power... kentuck  Oct-17-03 09:25 AM   #0 
  - So Saddam was not really such an evil bastard after all?  dbt   Oct-17-03 09:43 AM   #1 
  - Absolutely  ewagner   Oct-17-03 09:46 AM   #2 
  - Iranian war machine making a conquest of all of Arabia  Bandit   Oct-17-03 09:55 AM   #3 
  - Yes, but  ewagner   Oct-17-03 10:02 AM   #6 
  - To give his son something to do.  Democrats unite   Oct-17-03 09:57 AM   #4 
  - Smarter? Yes. Was this a good decision? No.  denverbill   Oct-17-03 10:00 AM   #5 
  - I can't believe that no-one has stated the obvious here!  Devils Advocate NZ   Oct-17-03 11:52 AM   #7 
     - To some extent perhaps  ewagner   Oct-17-03 12:43 PM   #8 
        - My reasoning...  Devils Advocate NZ   Oct-18-03 08:50 AM   #9 
           - There's a lot to respond to here  ewagner   Oct-18-03 08:00 PM   #10 

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