[T]he question in my mind is how many additional American casualties is Saddam worth? And the answer is not very damned many.Don't know? Here's another clue:
I think we got it right, both when we decided to expel [Saddam] from Kuwait, but also when the president made the decision that we'd achieved our objectives and we were not going to go get bogged down in the problems of trying to take over and govern Iraq. *** All of a sudden you've got a battle you're fighting in a major built-up city, a lot of civilians are around, significant limitations on our ability to use our most effective technologies and techniques. *** Once we had rounded him up and gotten rid of his government, then the question is what do you put in its place? You know, you then have accepted the responsibility for governing Iraq.You guessed it, the correct answer is Vice-President Dick Cheney.
I, for one, wish that he had formulated an answer to his question, "Once we had rounded him up and gotten rid of his government, what do you put in its place?" before he spearheaded the invasion of Iraq.