Siren 1: We weren't wrong... we weren't wrong...
Siren 2: Jump in, the quagmire's fine,
Siren 3: You'll be greeted as liberators!
And I should have added that GHWB disagreed with the Iraq invasion in 2003, as well.Unlike his son, George HW Bush built a strong international alliance — a real alliance, where in fact we not only spent no money, we arguably made a profit (cf. a friend of mine who was minor staff in the Bush White House) — to do a specific task, which was done quickly and efficiently. He resisted nation-building, and he was right to do so. He could have gone further had he wanted to. He was FAR more wise in international affairs than his son.
Stuart Carlson and Jerry Resler
April 12, 2017
May 28, 2018