“After the 1991 Gulf War, President George H. W. Bush signed a presidential finding authorizing the CIA to topple Saddam [on February 15, 1991]…The president publicly called on Iraqis to ‘take matters into their own hands’ to remove Saddam. When the Kurds in the north and the Shiite Muslims in the south rebelled against Saddam, Bush declined US military support. The result was another slaughter.”

 – Bob Woodward, Plan of Attack, Page 70