Ex-President Ford told author rationale for Iraq war was wrong

By: The Associated Press
By: The Associated Press

A new book says that ex-President Gerald Ford believed President Bush made the right decision to go to war in Iraq but did so for the wrong reason.

The book is called "Write it When I'm Gone" and is by Thomas DeFrank, who covered Ford as vice president and president.

DeFrank quotes Ford as saying the Iraq war was justified because Saddam Hussein was evil.

But Ford says Bush shouldn't have relied on claims that Iraq had weapons of mass destruction.

The former western Michigan congressman stepped in when President Nixon quit in 1974.

Ford died last year at 93.

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