We should not march into Baghdad

Old Blog Import

We should not march into Baghdad . . . . To occupy Iraq would instantly shatter our coalition, turning the whole Arab world against us, and make a broken tyrant into a latter-day Arab hero . . . assigning young soldiers to a fruitless hunt for a securely entrenched dictator and condemning them to fight in what would be an unwinnable urban guerrilla war. It could only plunge that part of the world into even greater instability.”

– Former President, George Bush, in his 1998 book ” A World Transformed “, co-authored with Brent Scowcroft, Random House

From Taking the Gloves Off. (Thanks to Matthew Hogan for posting the link on StandDown.)