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WASHINGTON - President George W. Bush and his top advisers made a "big mistake" in their justification for invading Iraq, Gerald Ford told journalist Bob Woodward in an interview embargoed until after the former president's death.
Ford, who died on Tuesday at his home in California at age 93, said he would not have gone to war, based on what was known publicly at the time, said the report on The Washington Post Web site on Wednesday.
"I don't think, if I had been president, on the basis of the facts as I saw them publicly," Ford said, "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."
Originally posted by HaveSeen4Myself
The 2008 presidential election will not be held if my gut feeling is right. Is there any way this scenario could transpire without marshall law being implemented?
If this were a dictatorship, it would be a heck of a lot easier, just so long as I'm the dictator
Originally posted by Ocelot
And after 9/11, people were scared to the point where they allowed the Bush White House to get away with almost anything. Which in retrospect was a horrible mistake. When we needed to be most vigilant of goverment, we as a people exchanged Liberty for "security", and now it has come back to bite us in the ass. Leasons learned.