p://www.mattwelch.com/cgi-bin/mt/mt-comments.cgi?__mode=red&id=3091">Mat at March 11, 2003 08:22 PM

Scheck, next time you try and pull that "I don't normally read blogs" crap, know that you won't get away with it. Truth is, you're obsessed with blogs, and have been for a long time, and that's why you write one yourself.

Now run along and play.

Posted by: Richard Bennett at March 12, 2003 02:24 PM


Like you, I don't believe that the U.S. having a policy towards Saddam now that is different from the one it had a decade and a half ago automatically means that the U.S. policy now is wrong. But it is interesting.

Amongst supporters of the current administration's policy towards Saddam I have ran into three evaluations:

1) The U.S. was wrong to supported Saddam

2) The U.S. was right to have supported Saddam because of the Cold War

3) The U.S. was right to have supported Saddam but his invasion of Kuwait changed the situation

Since Bush presumably supports his administration's policy towards Saddam, I think it would be interesting to know what Bush thinks about previous presidents having supported Saddam. Is his response one of the three I have mentioned or is it something else?

An answer to this question could say a lot about Bush views the world and what sort of principles will guide his future decisions. Why anybody interested in U.S. foreign policy would actively not want to know what Bush thought on this matter is beyond me.

Posted by: micah holmquist at March 12, 2003 09:53 PM

How about this, Michah, as a response to all of your questions.

We know more now.

Posted by: John Cole at March 13, 2003 11:28 AM


That would make no sense as an answer to all of the questions I asked.

Posted by: micah holmquist at March 14, 2003 03:46 PM
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