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Aug 13, 2007

Foresight of the Neocon Chickenhawk


Dick Cheney '94: Invading Baghdad Would Create Quagmire 12 Aug 2007

Transcript: Q: Do you think the U.S., or U.N. forces, should have moved into Baghdad?

Dick Cheney: No.

Q: Why not?

A: Because if we'd gone to Baghdad we would have been all alone. There wouldn't have been anybody else with us. There would have been a U.S. occupation of Iraq. None of the Arab forces that were willing to fight with us in Kuwait were willing to invade Iraq. Once you got to Iraq and took it over, took down Saddam Hussein's government, then what are you going to put in its place? ...It's a quagmire if you go that far and try to take over Iraq. The other thing was casualties... And the question for the president, in terms of whether or not we went on to Baghdad, took additional casualties in an effort to get Saddam Hussein, was how many additional dead Americans is Saddam worth? Our judgment was, not very many, and I think we got it right."

You'll also find video of Cheney figuratively gazing into his crystal ball at LegitGov.

Seems to me that their sorry invasion and occupation of Iraq was the desired quagmire and as these prescient words of 1994 made obvious, Cheney and pals knew all this would occur (more or less)...and remember that the black market for Middle Eastern oil was profitable for certain countries and entities until Cheney smirkily stirred the cauldron with a bwa-haha...

So here's a Q for 2007: How many dead Americans is Dick Cheney worth?

A: zero.

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