Did Bush Create This Monster?

The President courted Saddam Hussein longer than he should have, but Democrats aren't making it a campaign issue

Nothing inspires more confidence in Republican campaign strategists than the belief that George Bush is unbeatable on the foreign policy front. The President can point to the kind of experience that no mere Governor of Arkansas or Texas businessman can claim. Even the imperfect victory over Iraq, which failed to push Saddam out of power, is a Bush triumph in one crucial respect: it achieved the declared aim of ousting Saddam from Kuwait.

But lately congressional Democrats are trying to credit Bush with Saddam's rise as well as his retreat. No fewer than three House committees are looking into the charge...

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