Democrats On Iraq

Next time you’re talking to some die-hard ‘Bush Hater’, ask them about these quotes:
(These were sent to me by an acquaintance and I cannot take credit for compiling them. As well, I’m no huge fan of the Iraq war, but I’m a little tired of the left wing hypocrisy that’s ubiquitous in both the media and political circles).

“One way or the other, we are determined to deny Iraq the capacity
to develop weapons of mass destruction and the missiles to deliver them.
That is our bottom line.” – President Clinton, Feb. 4, 1998

“If Saddam rejects peace and we have to use force, our purpose is
clear. We want to
seriously diminish the threat posed by Iraq’s weapons of mass destruction
program.” – President Clinton, Feb. 17, 1998

“Iraq is a long way from [here], but what happens there matters a
great deal here. For the risk that the leaders of a rogue state will use
nuclear, chemical or biological weapons against us or our allies is the
greatest security threat we face.” – Madeline Albright, Clinton Secretary
of State, Feb 18, 1998

“He will use those weapons of mass destruction again, as he has ten
times since 1983.” – Sandy Berger, Clinton National Security Adviser, Feb,
18,1998

“[W]e urge you, after consulting with Congress, and consistent with
the U.S. Constitution and laws, to take necessary actions (including, if
appropriate, air and missile strikes on suspect Iraqi sites) to respond
effectively to the threat posed by Iraq’s refusal to end its weapons of
mass destruction programs.” – Letter to President Clinton, signed by Sens
Carl Levin (D-MI), Tom Daschle (D-SD), John Kerry( D – MA), and others Oct
9,1998

“Saddam Hussein has been engaged in the development of weapons of
mass destruction
technology which is a threat to countries in the region and he has made a
mockery of the weapons inspection process.” – Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D, CA),
Dec. 16, 1998

“Hussein has chosen to spend his money on building weapons of mass
destruction and
palaces for his cronies.” – Madeline Albright, Clinton Secretary of State,
Nov. 10, 1999

“There is no doubt that Saddam Hussein has invigorated his weapons
programs. Reports indicate that biological, chemical and nuclear programs
continue apace and may be back to pre-Gulf War status. In addition, Saddam
continues to redefine delivery systems and is doubtless using the cover of
a licit missile program to develop longer-range missiles that will threaten
the United States and our allies.” – Letter to President Bush, Signed by
Sen. Bob Graham (D, FL,) and others, December
5, 2001

“We begin with the common belief that Saddam Hussein is a tyrant
and threat to the peace and stability of the region. He has ignored the
mandates of the United Nations and is building weapons of mass destruction
and the means of delivering them.” – Sen. Carl Levin (D, MI), Sept. 19,
2002

“We know that he has stored secret supplies of biological and
chemical weapons
throughout his country.” – Al Gore, Sept. 23, 2002

“Iraq’s search for weapons of mass destruction has proven
impossible to deter and we
should assume that it will continue for as long as Saddam is in power.” –
Al Gore, Sept. 23, 2002

“We have known for many years that Saddam Hussein is seeking and
developing weapons
of mass destruction.” – Sen. Ted Kennedy (D, MA), Sept. 27, 2002

“The last UN weapons inspectors left Iraq in October of 1998. We
are confident that
Saddam Hussein retains some stockpiles of chemical and biological weapons,
and that he has since embarked on a crash course to build up his chemical
and biological warfare capabilities. Intelligence reports indicate that he
is seeking nuclear weapons…” – Sen. Robert Byrd (D, WV), Oct. 3, 2002

“I will be voting to give the President of the United States the
authority to use force — if
necessary — to disarm Saddam Hussein because I believe that a deadly
arsenal of weapons of mass destruction in his hands is a real and grave
threat to our security.” – Sen. John F. Kerry (D, MA), Oct. 9, 2002

“There is unmistakable evidence that Saddam Hussein is working
aggressively to develop
nuclear weapons and will likely have nuclear weapons within the next five
years We also should remember we have always underestimated the progress
Saddam has made in development of weapons of mass destruction.” – Sen. Jay
Rockefeller (D, WV), Oct 10, 2002

“He has systematically violated, over the course of the past 11
years, every significant UN resolution that has demanded that he disarm and
destroy his chemical and biological weapons, and any nuclear capacity. This
he has refused to do” – Rep. Henry Waxman (D, CA), Oct. 10, 2002

“In the four years since the inspectors left, intelligence reports
show that Saddam Hussein has worked to rebuild his chemical and biological
weapons stock, his missile delivery capability, and his nuclear program. He
has also given aid, comfort, and sanctuary to terrorists, including al
Qaeda members. It is clear, however, that 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.” –
Sen. Hillary Clinton (D, NY), Oct 10, 2002

“We are in possession of what I think to be compelling evidence
that Saddam Hussein
has, and has had for a number of years, a developing capacity for the
production and storage of weapons of mass destruction.” – Sen. Bob Graham
(D, FL), Dec. 8, 2002

“Without question, we need to disarm Saddam Hussein. He is a
brutal, murderous dictator, leading an oppressive regime. He presents a
particularly grievous threat because he is so consistently prone to
miscalculation . And now he is miscalculating America’s response to his
continued deceit and
his consistent grasp for weapons of mass destruction … So the threat of
Saddam Hussein with weapons of mass destruction is real.” – Sen. John F.
Kerry (D, MA), Jan. 23. 2003

Now, of course, each one of these Democrats says that Bush lied and
took us to war with Iraq for no good reason.

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