yes, simply dismiss it and continue on.Originally posted by: freegeeks
just a little addition it seems clinton adminitration DID in fact plan on and want saddam gone.
The United States will make a "deliberate, sustained" effort to overthrow Iraqi President Saddam Hussein, senior officials said yesterday. A day after air strikes ended, they acknowledged that Iraq retains some of its deadly weapons capability and may have to be attacked again to eliminate them.
President Clinton's foreign policy team made the rounds of the Sunday TV talk shows, carrying reconnaissance photos that showed the rubble of Iraqi weapons facilities but sounding the message that an Iraqi threat remains.
"We would like to see a different regime," Secretary of State Madeleine Albright said on NBC's "Meet the Press." "That is what we are going to be working toward by more active support of the various opposition groups."
U.S. intelligence officials and outside experts have said in recent months that Iraqi opposition groups are in no position to challenge Saddam's heavily armed and entrenched government and military. And while U.S. warplanes dropped leaflets onto Iraqi forces in southern Iraq suggesting they oppose Saddam, there was no evidence that any did.
Overthrowing Saddam from within will require a long-term U.S. commitment, National Security Adviser Sandy Berger said on CNN's "Late Edition."
"I'm under no illusions that is achievable quickly or easily," Berger said. "But we are determined to pursue that objective in a very steady, deliberate, sustained way."