Ten years ago today, then-Gov. George W. Bush stood on a small road in Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery and defended his father's decision to end the first Gulf War after 100 hours of fighting.
"There are a lot of Americans (who say), 'Why didn't you go get him?'" Bush told the San Antonio Express-News, referring to Saddam Hussein. "Well, I'm confident that losing men and women as a result of sniper fire inside of Baghdad would have turned the tide of public opinion very quickly."
That Veterans Day, Bush said efforts to ferret out Saddam from his many Baghdad hideouts would have transformed the battle from a desert conflict to an unpopular "guerrilla war."
If He Only Rembered Now What He Knew Then
Around the Web
Powered By ZergNet
Around the Web
Cracked5 Movies That Made Huge Stars Quit Acting Forever
DiffuserThe 12 Most Shocking Crimes In Rock History
Guitar WorldTop 10 Best (and Worst) Comeback Albums of All Time
SalonThe 7 Most Offensive TV Shows Of All Time
Mental Floss10 People Banned From SNL
CrackedThe 5 Greatest Movie Sex Scenes (Where Nobody Has Sex)
- Breaking Benjamin Battle Mystery Illness on Painful Road to Number One
- Kim Kardashian Gets Real: 11 Revelations From the New Cover Story
- Hear David Bowie's Rare, Original 'Holy Holy' From 1971
- 500 Greatest Albums of All Time
- Watch Stephen Colbert Interview Eminem on Public Access Show
- See Steven Tyler's Rustic 'Love Is Your Name' Video
- Jimmy Butler on Singing for Taylor Swift and Winning in Chicago
- Declaration of Independents: The 30 Greatest American Indie Films