Bill Clinton on Iraq today:
The United States made a "big mistake" when it invaded Iraq, former President Bill Clinton said Wednesday, citing the lack of planning for what would happen after dictator Saddam Hussein was overthrown.
"Saddam is gone. It's a good thing, but I don't agree with what was done, " Clinton told students at the American University of Dubai.
"It was a big mistake. The American government made several errors ... one of which is how easy it would be to get rid of Saddam and how hard it would be to unite the country."
Clinton did however say that the United States had done some good things in Iraq: the removal of Saddam, the ratification of a new constitution, and the holding of parliamentary elections."
Hmmm, Big mistake,.....Ok Bill.
Flash to 1998
"WASHINGTON (CNN) -- From the Oval Office, President Clinton told the nation Wednesday evening why he ordered new military strikes against Iraq.
The president said Iraq's refusal to cooperate with U.N. weapons inspectors presented a threat to the entire world.
"Saddam (Hussein) must not be allowed to threaten his neighbors or the world with nuclear arms, poison gas or biological weapons," Clinton said."
As I posted here, this was Desert Fox a combined campaign with US and British Forces.
Read more about the MSM coverage of his attack in 1998 here and compare to now.
For more about Bill and Iraq try this Google link for Clinton and Iraq and 1998.
Also if you haven't, check out the new GOP video.
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