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Welcome to the Dick Cheney Administration John Bolton, then-U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, speaks to the media at the U.N. him in, and he'll become the Trump of , who called U.S. foreign policy a True, Bolton was a vocal supporter of the Iraq War, but that hardly makes him a weirdo. It was rather fitting that it was NBC's Meet the Press giving Cheney so to the Iraq war, based on false evidence that the Senate confirmed last. In Iraq, six months ago, the war began with shock and awe. Vice President Dick Cheney appeared on MEET THE PRESS: (Videotape, March.
Smoke billowed from a number of targeted sites, including one of President Saddam Hussein's palaces, an AFP correspondent said.
Rumsfeld remarks in push for Iraq War were classic doublespeak He says reporters, who are supposed to be quick studies in new areas, were credulous He says savvy Bush administration easily duped press into selling case for war Waldman: All news media guilty but hope is that they learned from, won't repeat mistake In Februarywhen the Bush administration's campaign to win support for invading Iraq was gathering steam, Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld was asked at a news conference about insinuations that Saddam Hussein was in cahoots with al Qaeda, a collaboration for which there was no evidence.
Rumsfeld's response may not have been illuminating, but it was certainly memorable. We also know there are known unknowns; that is to say we know there are some things we do not know. But there are also unknown unknowns -- the ones we don't know we don't know.
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When the next war debate comes, our first step ought to be to take careful stock of what we know and what we don't. Journalists regularly have to take crash courses in new subjects. When the economy imploded inmany of us who write about public affairs found ourselves addressing economic matters in greater detail than ever before. To write intelligently about health care reform inyou had to get up to speed on how things such as the health insurance market and Medicare work, and a hundred other details.
Paul Waldman When a new topic is inherently opaque -- such as the internal politics of a country most journalists could barely find on a map, or the complex consequences of starting a war in a region where U.
Did Iraq War give birth to the Arab Spring? That didn't happen in and Their whole strategy, if you look at what bin Laden's been saying for 10 years, is they believe they can, in fact, force us to quit, that ultimately we'll get tired of the fight, that we don't have the stomach for a long, tough battle and that we'll pack it in and go home.
If we were to do that it would be devastating from the standpoint of the global war on terror. It would affect what happens in Afghanistan. It would make it difficult for us to persuade the Iranians to give up their aspirations for nuclear weapons.
It would threaten the stability of regimes like Musharraf in Pakistan and the Saudis in Saudi Arabia.
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It is absolutely the worst possible thing we could do at this point. It would be to validate and encourage the terrorists by doing exactly what they want us to do.
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Here's what I can tell you about Don Rumsfeld. You're never going to get any credit. And you'll only know how well you're doing if he gives you more work.
If that happens, you're doing fine. Quoted in Bob Woodward 's, State of Denial: It is the kind of conflict that's going to drive our policy and our government for the next 20 or 30 or 40 years.
We have to prevail and we have to have the stomach for the fight long term. On Fox News Sunday responding to the opposition against sending 21, more troops to Iraq January 14, Wolf, you can come up with all kinds of what-ifs; you've got to deal with the reality on the ground.
The reality on the ground is, we've made major progress. We've still got a lot of work to do. There's a lot of provinces in Iraq that are relatively quiet.