Dems lied to get us into war!

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A funny thing happened on the way to democracy in Iraq.  Democrats who voted against our entry into the first Gulf War, voted for the war resolution this time around.  Why?  They were certain that WMDs would be uncovered and President Bush would be hailed for making the world safer, removing a brutal dictator from power, and establishing a democracy in a vital part of the world.  They couldn't allow Bush to get all the credit!  After all, they are the ones who made the case for war during the Clinton administration. 

In truth, they made the case dishonestly and only to remove Monicagate from the news!  These doves at all costs turned into hawks in a magician's trick of deflection and deception.  Don't look at Clinton's foibles, look at this evil guy in Iraq!

Phoenix morning talker, Bruce Jacobs (KFYI 960 AM), has started a campaign this week of 'Dems lied to get us into war' and he is outraged.  By quoting the Dems in their own words, it's hard to argue that we were indeed 'mislead into war.' Here are a few choice samples that Jacobs' has compiled to lend credence to his thesis:

"Iraq is a long way from [here], but what happens there matters a great deal here. For the risks 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, 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

Bill Clinton, who now says invading Iraq was a mistake, had said this:

"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

Jacobs' complete list of Words of Mass Destruction is here.

J. James Estrada   11 16 05

A funny thing happened on the way to democracy in Iraq.  Democrats who voted against our entry into the first Gulf War, voted for the war resolution this time around.  Why?  They were certain that WMDs would be uncovered and President Bush would be hailed for making the world safer, removing a brutal dictator from power, and establishing a democracy in a vital part of the world.  They couldn't allow Bush to get all the credit!  After all, they are the ones who made the case for war during the Clinton administration. 

In truth, they made the case dishonestly and only to remove Monicagate from the news!  These doves at all costs turned into hawks in a magician's trick of deflection and deception.  Don't look at Clinton's foibles, look at this evil guy in Iraq!

Phoenix morning talker, Bruce Jacobs (KFYI 960 AM), has started a campaign this week of 'Dems lied to get us into war' and he is outraged.  By quoting the Dems in their own words, it's hard to argue that we were indeed 'mislead into war.' Here are a few choice samples that Jacobs' has compiled to lend credence to his thesis:

"Iraq is a long way from [here], but what happens there matters a great deal here. For the risks 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, 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

Bill Clinton, who now says invading Iraq was a mistake, had said this:

"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

Jacobs' complete list of Words of Mass Destruction is here.

J. James Estrada   11 16 05