Wednesday, November 16, 2005

Democrats Also Feared Threat from Iraq Before Invasion

Today, many Democrats say they did not share Pres. Bush's belief that the threat from Iraq made the invasion necessary. However, the public statements of leading Democrats before the invasion belie that claim. For example (hat tip to Power Line),
Carl Levin stated on Dec. 12, 2001, "The war on terrorism will not be finished as long as [Saddam] is in power."

Jay Rockefeller said in Oct. 2002, "I do believe that Iraq poses an imminent threat."

Hillary Clinton stated that same month that Saddam "has also given aid and comfort and sanctuary to terrorists, including al Qaeda members."

And John Kerry said, soon after we attacked Afghanistan, that "this doesn't end with Afghanistan by any imagination. ... It is absolutely vital that we continue for instance [after] Saddam Hussein."

... Like President Bush, they understood the risk that possession of WMD by Saddam would pose after 9/11. Like President Bush, they believed that Saddam possessed WMD. The first proposition was mainly a matter of common sense. The second was what our intelligence said.


Blogger A Christian Prophet said...

According to a message from the Holy Spirit posted today on The Christian Prophecy blog, Clinton was right in his assessment of the mistake. The invasion was right, but the planning for maintaining peace later was poor.

11/16/2005 02:11:00 PM  

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