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Saddam as Samson

Will Saddam have his Samson moment? Does the security of the world really hang on a Bush family psychodrama?

By Derek Coombs   October 2002

There was speculation from the earliest days of George W Bush’s presidency that he might blunder into Iraq with the aim of redeeming his father. Then came 9/11. Bush senior held George W’s hand. Junior stumbled, then rallied. Then came the “axis of evil.” Iraq was back. But Bush senior was less enthusiastic than Bush junior-and said so through James Baker and Brent Scowcroft. Was this the moment when the tables could be turned? When anxious and maladroit “Dubya” could escape from under the shadow of his father, by finishing what Bush senior-CIA background and all-had failed to do? The…

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