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To: Joe 6-pack
"We should never have throttled back in '91. "

Thank Colon Powell for that one.

Yes, I spelled it "Colon."

36 posted on 11/16/2012 12:48:19 PM PST by eCSMaster (2012 elections: American Coup d'etat!)
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To: eCSMaster; Joe 6-pack
If it had been left to Powell, we’d still be stockpiling material in Kuwait for the initial entry into Iraq.
37 posted on 11/16/2012 1:06:19 PM PST by kitchen (Due to the increased price of ammo, do not expect a warning shot.)
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To: eCSMaster
"Thank Colon Powell for that one."

If you believe Powell's book, Bush had a UN mandate to expel Saddam from Kuwait and cripple his ability to overrun his neighbors. But, they needed a counterbalance to Iran's belligerence and they needed functioning oil production.

To Powell's credit, he didn't believe in nation building without the political support of the American people and resources on the ground to finish the job.

He said he was willing to follow the president's orders to extend the mission, but he would have been forthright in communicating the cost in lives and treasure.

79 posted on 11/17/2012 12:57:31 AM PST by uncommonsense (Conservatives believe what they see; Liberals see what they believe.)
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