Sunday, September 16, 2007

Hillary Clinton's war vote

People still claim that Pres. Bush lied to get us into the Iraq War, or that we entered the war under false pretenses. And yet no one can identify the lie.

Another way to look at the matter is to look at what Congressional leaders said when they voted to authorize the war. Sen. Hillary Clinton said:
If left unchecked, Saddam Hussein will continue to increase his capacity to wage biological and chemical warfare, and will keep trying to develop nuclear weapons. ...

This is a difficult vote. This is probably the hardest decision I have ever had to make. Any vote that may lead to war should be hard, but I cast it with conviction. ...

And it is a vote that says clearly to Saddam Hussein: This is your last chance; disarm or be disarmed.
So she was not relying on claims that Iraq had WMD stockpiles or was an imminent threat; she was concerned about its potential for WMD warfare in the future. She realized that her vote would lead to war if Iraq did not comply with UN resolutions.

That was Oct. 2002. H. Clinton is now the leading Democrat candidate for President. The Democrats supported the Iraq War based on accurate info. Only the lying Bush-haters say otherwise.

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