Bill Clinton’s War

Years before Dubya, President Clinton tried to get the public on board for military escalation with Iraq.

Illustration by Harry Haysom

It took two wars to dislodge Saddam Hussein from power — the first launched by George H. W. Bush, the second by his son a decade and change later. That one-two punch, delivered by two Republican administrations, is usually how we think of the road to Iraq’s bloody, calamitous regime change. In reality, the twelve years between the Bush […]

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