When the chain got pulled during the first Gulf War to stop Schwarzkopf from going on to Baghdad, I blamed GHWB. More of his ‘world view’ and ‘kinder gentler’ nonsense. But as time passes and more and more of the truth sneaks out, looks as if it was Powell that put forth the ‘we've done enough’ strategy.
Really sad, and undoubtedly the dumbest thing Powell will ever do. That was perhaps the best and last chance to straighten out that cess-pool called the middle east short of nuclear weapons.
To: I cannot think of a name
But as time passes and more and more of the truth sneaks out, looks as if it was Powell that put forth the we've done enough strategy.
And that is PRECISELY what happened.
When the pics of the Highway of Death came back, Colon Bowell went weak-kneed and went to GHWB, overriding the field commander to stop the offensive and spare Saddam.
The history of the region, if not the world, turned on one spineless moment of weakness from Colon Bowell. The man is beyond redemption.
posted on 01/21/2013 9:23:48 AM PST
by Old Sarge
(We are officially over the precipice, we just havent struck the ground yet...)
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