1994: Dick Cheney Says Occupying Iraq Would Result in “Quagmire”

August 13, 2007

I just came across this 1994 video from C-SPAN in which Dick Cheney says that invading and occupying Iraq would result in “quagmire”. At the time, he was defending George Bush Sr.’s decision to leave Saddam Hussein standing after the first Iraq War in 1991.

Somewhere along the line, the story changed.

I’d like someone to ask Mr. Cheney when his attitude changed, and why…


One Response to “1994: Dick Cheney Says Occupying Iraq Would Result in “Quagmire””

  1. dave peters Says:

    I’m curious as to how you came across the video? This morning on C-SPAN Washington Journal Brian Lamb said someone just happened to see it on C-SPAN3 as C-SPAN was playing some archival programs. He didn’t say who it was that captured the interview and put it on YouTube.

    I’m a private citizen who has never been sold on the war in Iraq and my guess is that someone in Cheney’s camp will try to find out if someone was given a head’s up about the program. I can’t believe that Brian Lamb would be in on anything like that.

    In any case, it’s a great catch.


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