Another snippet from my

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Another snippet from my interview with Richard Perle from April 2002 …

Everything depends on what happens in Iraq. Suppose the Iraqis are dancing in the streets after Saddam is gone. So why does an Egyptian get inflamed if the Iraqis themselves are saying ‘Thank god, Thank Allah, we’ve been liberated’ … By the way, if you went back and looked at the predictions [about the first Gulf War], some of us were right and others were wrong. And people have forgotten where they were at that time. And I said we’re going to win this and we’re going to win it very quickly. And I was even asked about the role of the ground forces and I said, ‘They will be taking down names, ranks and serial numbers. That’s the essential role of the ground forces.’ Because it was basically over before anybody touched Iraqi soil, as a result of the air campaign. And our abilities today are by orders of magnitude better than they were then. We were primitive in 1991 by comparison to what we can do today …

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