"We were so shocked by how fast that war went that President Bush did not have a plan, a peace plan"
- Geraldine Ferraro
About this Quote
This quote by Geraldine Ferraro is describing the Gulf War in 1991. The war was battled between Iraq and a coalition of forces led by the United States. It was a brief war, lasting only a few months, and it ended with a definitive victory for the union forces. The quote recommends that President Bush was unprepared for the war to end so rapidly, and did not have a plan for what to do later on. This lack of planning could have had serious consequences, as it left the region in a state of uncertainty and instability. It is a pointer of the value of having a prepare for the after-effects of a dispute, and the requirement for leaders to be prepared for any eventuality.
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