The Political Interest the Cost of Removing Saddam

Why not whack Saddam and be done with him? As we should have done last time, right? As even Richard Nixon advised two months after the Gulf War ended in 1991: "If I could find a way to get him out of there, even putting a contract out on him . . . I would be for it." Only Ross Perot is as publicly bold today, but the words "unfinished business" are on almost everyone's lips. From the soldier in the desert to the folks at home, most Americans (72% in the latest TIME/CNN poll) favor using military force to remove...

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