"Dick Cheney was right all along."
Wall Street Journal, 2014
"Once we’d [invaded Iraq and] gotten rid of Saddam and his government, then we’d have had to put another government in its place…How long would we have had to stay in Baghdad to keep that government in place? What would happen to the government once U.S. forces withdrew? How many casualties should the United States accept in that effort to try to create clarity and stability in a situation that is inherently unstable?...It’s my view that [President George H.W. Bush] got it right [by not invading.]...It would have been a mistake for us to get bogged down in the quagmire inside Iraq."
—Dick Cheney, 1991