A message from Richard Nixon to Bush voters
"America must not again fall into the trap of letting the end, however great that end is, justify the means."
This may have been said on April 30th 1973, but it is as true today as it was then. Nixon lied to the American people. He tried to get out of taking the blame for his lie. But the lie was too great, and he left office in disgrace.
Nixon's lie was about a break-in. Bush's lie was about the justification for a war. A war in which over 1,000 US servicemen and between 16,000 and 100,000 Iraqis (depending on whether you believe the latest estimates) have lost their lives.
Yes, getting rid of Saddam was a good thing, but has the end REALLY justified the means?