Did you think the war in Iraq would last this long when it started in 2003?
Asked at Massachusetts Street on March 20, 2007
“Yes, unfortunately. It was a no-win situation when we started. I remember thinking at the time that it could only do more harm than good.”
“I didn’t have any thoughts one way or the other back then, but I doubt there were many people from the president on down who thought it would take quite this long.”
“Frankly, with the administration we have, I did think it would be this long. They didn’t have a clue what they were getting into. I think they just wanted it so badly that they wouldn’t listen to anyone who saw this coming.”
“No. I thought we would be able to accomplish what we were trying to do there. Now I think our presence there is just making everything worse.”