Not sure why this occurred to me this morning, but it is always good to remind ourselves that what’s important to pay attention to is what politicians do, not what they say. Here’s audio of Dick Cheney in 1991, on whether occupying Iraq would be a good idea.
For the US to get involved military in determining the outcome of, uh, the struggle over who’s going to govern in Iraq strikes me as the classic definition of a quagmire.
Sounds great! How’d that work out, though?