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Write a comment Please see the following link from the New York Times: http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?res=9E0CE7DD163EF934A1575BC0A964958260 It was written by B. DRUMMOND AYRES JR., Published: August 27, 1992 Relevant quotes: "Mr. Clinton, the Democratic Presidential nominee who has asserted that Mr. Bush stopped the 1991 gulf war too soon, said at a campaign appearance here that election politics should be kept out of the decision-making involving the region." "Mr. Clinton has said a number of times that he, like some of President Bush's military advisers and aides, believes that the gulf fighting should have been allowed to continue so that the Iraqi military could have been further weakened." "Asked what he would have proposed back then, he replied, "A slight lengthening of the war." Mr. Clinton's running mate, Senator Al Gore of Tennessee, joined the Arkansas Governor at the press conference....was otherwise critical of Mr. Bush's handling of the gulf situation. He said the surviving Iraqi forces should not have been permitted to move about in southern Iraq after the fighting ended because that eventually resulted in attacks on dissidents. "It was an historic mistake," Mr. Gore said. Moreover, Laurie Mylroie, a prolific writer on Iraq who was Bill Clinton's advisor on Iraq during his 1992 campaign, wrote "During the 1992 presidential campaign, Clinton was tougher on Saddam than Bush, criticizing Bush for leaving Saddam in power. This author was, in fact, the advisor on Iraq to the Clinton campaign." Source: Middle East Intelligence Bulletin, Vol 2, Number 1.
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