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Tuesday, October 01, 2002
Change in Iraq for the sake of change?
Earlier today Press Secretary Ari Fleischer in his daily briefing addressed concerns about the cost of war with Iraq, saying, "The cost of one bullet, if the Iraqi people take it on themselves, is substantially less than that."
Right before the end of the press conference, a reporter and Fleischer had the following exchange:
Q Ari, could I just clarify the one bullet line -- is the White House from this podium advocating the assassination of Saddam Hussein by his own people, by his military?I guess it doesn't matter who takes over Iraq and there couldn't possibly be a worse government in that country than the one that exists now.
Seriously, regardless of what you think the U.S. should and shouldn't do with regards to Iraq, it is imprtant to keep in mind that any action or inaction by the U.S. runs the possibility of making things worse.