Al Haig Speaks From Grave

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  1. BOGE

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    We probably should have gone all the way to Baghdad back in Desert Storm and taken out Saddam. With regard to everything he said, though, why wasn't he saying it at the time? It's always easy to say that you had all this brilliant vision back then, but never told anyone about it until years after the events occurred.
     

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    Excellent point.


    Agree.
     
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    Taking out Saddam in GWI would have destabilized Iraq that much sooner, and would have required an occupation like we had in the latter years of Gomer W. Bush under Bill Klinton.

    How many people really think an occupation of Iraq under Kinton would be a good idea? Klinton would have pulled out and left Iraq to Iran, and now Iran would be controlling the Persian Gulf.
     
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    Regardless, you don't go to war half-assed. You either go all the way or not at all. Leaving Saddam in place guaranteed we'd have to go back at some point and finish the job. Apparently no one in the goobermint has learned anything from Korea, Vietnam and DS because they're still trying to do the same stupid **** in Iraq and Afghanistan.

    In '91 we had a force of nearly a half-million people. Occupying and stabilizing Iraq wouldn't have been a problem. It would have probably worked out better than the goat rope we have going on now and it's very likely that had we went into Iraq at the time and toppled Saddam, Bill Klintoon would be a vague memory as someone who ran for president and lost.