Wednesday, December 2, 2015

On Charles Krauthammer (on Fox, of Course) Lionizing President Bush Senior for the Way that He Conducted the First Gulf War in 1990

He made some good points (the way that Bush assembled the coalition, for example) but what he left out (either intentionally or out of sheer ignorance) was the fact that the Bush administration all but waved Saddam Hussein into Kuwait and made it patently clear that we would NOT intervene in the event of war. So, while, yeah, he fought the war well, the fact that it never should have happened in the first place kind of obviates that, I think (though, yes, if my choice was strictly between Bush and Bush the elder, elder would still prevail).

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