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Step off, old man!
Thursday, 16 September 2004
Giving his father the finger...
This is from www.dailykos.com. Guess who said it?

"Had we gone into Baghdad -- we could have done it, you guys could have done it, you could have been there in 48 hours -- and then what? Which sergeant, which private, whose life would be at stake in perhaps a fruitless hunt in an urban guerilla war to find the most-secure dictator in the world? Whose life would be on my hands as the commander-in-chief because I, unilaterally, went beyond the international law, went beyond the stated mission, and said we're going to show our macho? We're going into Baghdad. We're going to be an occupying power -- America in an Arab land -- with no allies at our side. It would have been disastrous."

That would be the first President Bush, in a 1998 speech to Gulf War veterans.

Posted by brettdavey at 1:29 PM EDT
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Saturday, 18 September 2004 - 12:01 PM EDT

Name: wah
Home Page: http://www.quantumphilosophy.net

I don't now if that quote is real.

It seems a bit too perfect.

Is there any official transcript of that speech anywhere?

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