Saturday, November 12, 2005
A Walk Down Pre-Iraq War Lane...
In light of the sanctimonious attitude of top Democrats that are demanding further investigations into the run up to the Iraq war -and all those left-leaning websites that continue with the "Bush lied, people died" mantra... I thought a little trip down memory lane would be apropos:
"He [Saddam Hussein) has also given aid, comfort and sanctuary to terrorists, including Al Qaeda members...this much is undisputed." - Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton (D)
"It is clear however, that if left unchecked, Saddam Hussein will continue to increase his capacity to wage biological warfare, and will keep trying to develop nuclear weapons." -Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton (D)
"Americans really need to understand the gravity and legitimacy of what is happening with Saddam Hussein. He has been given every opportunity in the world to comply...Saddam has not complied. Saddam Hussein is pursuing a program to build weapons of mass destruction." -Senator John Forbes Kerry (D)
"The best way to end the threat now is a new government in Iraq." -President William Jefferson Clinton (D)
"We have known for many years that Saddam is seeking to develop weapons of mass destruction." -Senator Teddy *hiccup* Kennedy (D)
"Certainly there's a connection between Iraq and Al Qaeda." -General (ret) Wesley Clark
"I will be voting to give the President of the United Sates the authority -if necessary- to disarm Saddam because I believe that a deadly arsenal of weapons of mass destruction in his hands is a real and grave threat to our national security." -Senator John F. Kerry (D)
"There is no doubt that Saddam Hussein's regime is a serious danger, and that he is a tyrant, and his pursuit of lethal weapons of mass destruction can not be tolerated. He must be disarmed." -Senator Teddy Kennedy (D)
"We are convinced that as long as Saddam Hussein remains in power he will continue to threaten the well being of his people, the peace of the region, and the security of the world." -President William Jefferson Clinton (D)
"Iraq's search for weapons of mass destruction has proven impossible to completely deter, and we should assume that it will continue for as long as Saddam Hussein is in power." -Al Gore (D)
"I think Iraq is the most serious and imminent threat to our country, and I think Iraq and Saddam Hussein present the most serious and imminent threat." -Senator John Edwards (D)
"Saddam Hussein has demonstrated repeatedly that he will resort to terrorism or aggression if left unchecked." -President Bill Clinton (D)
"And he [Saddam Hussein] could make those weapons available to many terrorist groups which have contact with his government, and those groups could bring those weapons into the US and unleash a terrible attack on our citizens." -Senator Jay Rockefeller (D)
"Saddam Hussein's regime represents a grave threat to America and our allies, including our vital ally Israel. For more than two decades Saddam has sought weapons of mass destruction through every available means. We know that he has chemical and biological weapons." -Senator John Edwards (D)
Bush reminded people of this very fact in his speech to Veterans yesterday...
"Speaking at an Army base near Wilkes-Barre, Pa., Bush noted that the same critics who say he manipulated intelligence to justify the invasion -- including Senator John F. Kerry, the Massachusetts Democrat whom Bush defeated for the presidency last year -- were also convinced that Saddam Hussein was an imminent threat who had to be dealt with through military force.
"'While it's perfectly legitimate to criticize my decision or the conduct of the war, it is deeply irresponsible to rewrite the history of how that war began," Bush said in a speech commemorating Veterans Day. ''The stakes in the global war on terror are too high -- and the national interest is too important -- for politicians to throw out false charges. These baseless attacks send the wrong signal to our troops and to an enemy that is questioning America's will." (source)
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