POW Shoshana Johnson Questions Bush on Iraq War

The Bronze Star recipient says she didn’t know if the war was the right thing to do.

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By Paul Bedard, Washington Whispers

Remember Shoshana Johnson, the soldier captured in the early days of the Iraq war along with Jessica Lynch and others, becoming the first-ever black female POW? Well, her new book about the 22-day ordeal is not good news for her former commander in chief, George W. Bush. "At the time, I didn't know if it was the right thing to do," the Bronze Star recipient says of the war. "There was no doubt in my mind that Saddam [Hussein] was a bad guy," says the former Army cook. "But as hard as they tried, the Bush administration hadn't convinced me that Saddam had anything to do with 9/11 or that he had any connection to Osama bin Laden." Worse, she says in I'm Still Standing, "I thought sending troops into Iraq was going to divert our attention" from hunting bin Laden down in Afghanistan.

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