Thursday, December 3, 2009

Pro-Iraq-war statements by Clinton and leading Democrats

Also Hans Blix and David Kay about Iraqi WMD's

(Liberals aren't very smart and need to be reminded again and again and again)

1. 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."

Pres. Clinton quoted in the Washington Post 2-4-98

2. "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 2-17-1998 Speech at the Pentagon

3. "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 ?

Clinton administration Secy of State Madeline Albright Feb 1998

4. "He will use those weapons of mass destruction again, as he has ten times since 1983."

Clinton administration Nat. Sec Adviser Sandy Berger Feb 1998

5. "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."

Democrat Rep. Nancy Pelosi Dec. 1998 (Currently Speaker of the House)

6. "[W]e urge you, after consulting with Congress, and consistent with the U.S. Constitution and laws, to take necessary actions ? to respond effectively to the threat posed by Iraq's refusal to end its weapons of mass destruction programs."

Letter signed by Sen John Kerry October 1998 ( Kerry was the Democratic Party’s antiwar presidential candidate in 2004)

7. 'Iraq appears not to have come to a genuine acceptance . . . the disarmament which was demanded' Report of UN weapons inspector Hans Blix as reported by the Washington Post January 27, 2003

8. “Finally, despite damage inflicted by Operation DESERT FOX strikes, Iraq has not forgone its missile and WMD programs and continues to resist the reintroduction of United Nations arms inspectors.”

Feb. 2000 testimony of Gen Anthony Zinni before the US Senate Armed Services Committee ( :

9. "Based on the intelligence that existed, I think it was reasonable to reach the conclusion that Iraq posed an imminent threat. ...I must say I actually think what we learned during the inspection made Iraq a more dangerous place, potentially, than, in fact, we thought it was even before the war."

David Kay, Director of the Iraq Survey Group testimony before the Senate Armed Services Committee January 2004

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