“[Saddam] is a threat. He’s a murderer and a thug. There’s no doubt we can do this. We’re stronger; he’s weaker. You’re looking at a couple weeks of bombing and then I’d be astonished if this campaign took more than a week. Astonished.” Bill Clinton during the run-up to the Iraq War, ten years ago this month
Just a reminder of how utterly batshit insane everyone was in the years (not just weeks and months) following 9/11.