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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.

edited to complete the thought
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