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Thursday, December 28, 2006


Gerald Ford's "opposition" to the invasion of Iraq

All the headlines are about how Gerald Ford had voiced strong opposition to the invasion of Iraq. But that's being rather generous with the word "voiced." Here's the real story:
The Ford interview -- and a subsequent lengthy conversation in 2005 -- took place for a future book project, though he said his comments could be published at any time after his death.
So that "very strong" opposition didn't actually extend to...actual opposition. The death of thousands of Americans and hundreds of thousands of Iraqis was just fine with Ford, just so long as we all knew after he was dead that he wasn't for it.

Thanks, Gerry. You won't be missed.

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