Mark, not for the first time you refuse to lay blame where it belongs - Clinton's foreign policy incompetence. Of course, George H.W. Bush initiated the embargo policy, until Saddam comes clean with his WMD's. Papa Bush invaded Iraq in Feb. 1991. After the war, and after all the weapons Saddam provided for destruction, Bush must have had less than a year to suspect that not all was disclosed. Being at the beginning of the process, there was no reason for Papa Bush to think that Saddam would not yield to pressure. But Clinton had 8 long years to figure it all out. Clinton was not thinking with understanding of the consequences. Madelene Albright once said explicitly that the embargo on Saddam would continue even if Saddam fully disarms. Mark, here is stupidity in action. Better consider Clinton the main culprit here. Of course, Baby Bush completed the job. He ain't clean either.
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