1. Bush Sr. Said No to Invasion and Occupation.

    brian on 2003.04.16
    at 03:54 am

    In 1998, Time Magazine ran an article by George H. W. Bush and Brent Scowcroft. It detailed the reasons the first Gulf War didn't culminate in an occupation of Baghdad. Interesting is this quote:

    ...we had been self-consciously trying to set a pattern for handling aggression in the post-cold war world. Going in and occupying Iraq, thus unilaterally exceeding the U.N.'s mandate, would have destroyed the precedent of international response to aggression we hoped to establish.

    Well, that's interesting, but not as interesting as this. It's noted at Boing Boing, that you can't find this article in Time's archive. It's been there until just recently. And in other news, US Troops occupy Baghdad under direction from one of the aforementioned authors' sons. Any conspiracy fans in the crowd? Well, there's a new note on the archives page that notes that the issue (March 02, 1998) has been moved to the premium (pay) portion of the archives. Nevertheless, entertaining. A good read, too.

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