Tuesday, April 08, 2008

How Many More Days

"I don't think I would have ordered the Iraq war. I would have maximized our effort through sanctions, through restrictions, whatever, to find another answer." -- Gerald Ford, Michigan's only president. Source: Bob Woodward, "Ford Disagreed With Bush About Invading Iraq," 12/28/2006.

Not very helpful from beyond the grave, but better than a stick in the eye, I guess.


Anonymous said...

Fortunately, presidents don't have the power to "order" war.--Herodatus

Erik Donald France said...

Herodotus, Mr. Bush begs to differ about his own war:

President Bush Addresses the Nation
The Oval Office

10:16 P.M. EST March 19, 2003:

THE PRESIDENT: My fellow citizens, at this hour, American and coalition forces are in the early stages of military operations to disarm Iraq, to free its people and to defend the world from grave danger.

On my orders, coalition forces have begun striking selected targets of military importance to undermine Saddam Hussein's ability to wage war. These are opening stages of what will be a broad and concerted campaign . . .

(The White House files)

the walking man said...

285Days 21Hours 9Minutes 49Seconds



Charles Gramlich said...

I doubt many presidents would have invaded Iraq

Anonymous said...

As long as he begs me and my elected representatives, it's OK--Herodatus

Beth said...

January 2009 can't come fast enough.