Bill Clinton Calls Iraq 'Big Mistake'
Wednesday November 16, 2005 4:46 PM
By LARA SUKHTIAN
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) - Former President Clinton told Arab students Wednesday the United States made a ``big mistake'' when it invaded Iraq, stoking the partisan debate back home over the war.
Clinton cited the lack of planning for what would happen after Saddam Hussein was overthrown.
``Saddam is gone. It's a good thing, but I don't agree with what was done,'' Clinton told students at a forum at the American University of Dubai.
``It was a big mistake. The American government made several errors ... one of which is how easy it would be to get rid of Saddam and how hard it would be to unite the country.''
Wednesday, November 16, 2005
Posted by Carl at 11/16/2005 02:24:00 PM