Saddam 'Tried To Kill My Dad'
A lot of republicans try to say that George W. Bush did not attack Iraq because of a grudge Bush had for Saddam Hussein trying to kill his dad George H. W. Bush.
Well, it is true. It was a reason hey gave for going to war.
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CNNKeep in mind that this is around 6 months before we went to war in Iraq. Bush was stumping for war. This speech was one of the many where he was pushing to go to war. So, he did use Saddam trying to kill his daddy as a reason to take an entire country to war.
September 27, 2002
Bush calls Saddam 'the guy who tried to kill my dad'
HOUSTON, Texas (CNN) -- President Bush leveled harsh criticism Thursday at the Senate on homeland security issues, but he revised his stump speech to make clear "there are fine senators from both parties who care deeply about our country."
And, in discussing the threat posed by Iraqi President Saddam Hussein, Bush said: "After all, this is the guy who tried to kill my dad."