Why Did all these Democrats Say this in 1998 If GW Bush was not yet a candidate?

I mean It was All His Fault No? He Lied to congress and handed them reports That He made Up Right? "As a member of the House Intelligence Committee, I am keenly aware that the proliferation of chemical and biological weapons is an issue of grave importance to all nations. 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." Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi (Democrat, California) Statement on US Led Military Strike Against Iraq December 16, 1998 "In the next century, the community of nations may see more and more the very kind of threat Iraq poses now -- a rogue state with weapons of mass destruction ready to use them or provide them to terrorists, drug traffickers or organized criminals who travel the world among us unnoticed. If we fail to respond today, Saddam and all those who would follow in his footsteps will be emboldened tomorrow by the knowledge that they can act with impunity, even in the face of a clear message from the United Nations Security Council and clear evidence of a weapons of mass destruction program." President Clinton Address to Joint Chiefs of Staff and Pentagon staff February 17, 1998 The hard fact is that so long as Saddam remains in power, he threatens the well-being of his people, the peace of his region, the security of the world. The best way to end that threat once and for all is with a new Iraqi government -- a government ready to live in peace with its neighbors, a government that respects the rights of its people." President Clinton Oval Office Address to the American People December 16, 1998 "Iraq is a long way from Ohio, 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." Madeleine Albright, President Clinton's Secretary of State Town Hall Meeting on Iraq at Ohio State University February 18, 1998 "Imagine the consequences if Saddam fails to comply and we fail to act. Saddam will be emboldened, believing the international community has lost its will. He will rebuild his arsenal of weapons of mass destruction. And some day, some way, I am certain, he will use that arsenal again, as he has ten times since 1983." Sandy Berger, President Clinton's National Security Advisor Town Hall Meeting on Iraq at Ohio State University February 18, 1998 "No one has done what Saddam Hussein has done, or is thinking of doing. He is producing weapons of mass destruction, and he is qualitatively and quantitatively different from other dictators." Madeleine Albright, President Clinton's Secretary of State Town Hall Meeting on Iraq at Ohio State University February 18, 1998 "Dear Mr. President: ... We 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 Iraq sites) to respond effectively to the threat posed by Iraq's refusal to end its weapons of mass destruction programs." Sincerely, Carl Levin, Joe Lieberman, Frank R. Lautenberg, Dick Lugar, Kit Bond, Jon Kyl, Chris Dodd, John McCain, Kay Bailey Hutchison, Alfonse D'Amato, Bob Kerrey, Pete V. Domenici, Dianne Feinstein, Barbara A. Mikulski, Thomas Daschle, John Breaux, Tim Johnson, Daniel K. Inouye, Arlen Specter, James Inhofe, Strom Thurmond, Mary L. Landrieu, Wendell Ford, John Kerry, Chuck Grassley, Jesse Helms, Rick Santorum. Letter to President Clinton Signed by Senators Tom Daschle, John Kerry and others October 9, 1998 "His regime threatens the safety of his people, the stability of his region, and the security of all the rest of us. What if he fails to comply, and we fail to act, or we take some ambiguous third route which gives him yet more opportunities to develop this program of weapons of mass destruction and continue to press for the release of the sanctions and continue to ignore the solemn commitments that he made? Well, he will conclude that the international community has lost its will. He will then conclude that he can go right on and do more to rebuild an arsenal of devastating destruction. And some day, some way, I guarantee you, he'll use the arsenal." President Clinton Address to Joint Chiefs of Staff and Pentagon staff February 17, 1998 Regime change in Iraq has been official US policy since 1998: The Iraq Liberation Act of 1998 (sponsored by Bob Kerrey, John McCain, and Joseph Lieberman, and signed into law by President Clinton) states: "It should be the policy of the United States to support efforts to remove the regime headed by Saddam Hussein from power in Iraq and to promote the emergence of a democratic government to replace that regime." Iraq Liberation Act of 1998 105th Congress, 2nd Session September 29, 1998 UN weapons inspectors were forced to leave Iraq in 1998: CNN November 5, 1998 U.N. Security Council votes to condemn Iraq The United Nations Security Council late Thursday voted unanimously to condemn Iraq and to demand that Baghdad immediately resume cooperation with U.N. weapons inspectors. Baghdad has already said it will not comply. The resolution called Iraq's decision last week to halt cooperation with the U.N. Special Commission a "flagrant violation" of the 1991 resolution on Iraqi disarmament. It is the 45th U.N. resolution involving Iraq since the country invaded Kuwait in 1990. America is threatened by an "unholy axis": "We must exercise responsibility not just at home, but around the world. On the eve of a new century, we have the power and the duty to build a new era of peace and security. We must combat an unholy axis of new threats from terrorists, international criminals, and drug traffickers. These 21st century predators feed on technology and the free flow of information... And they will be all the more lethal if weapons of mass destruction fall into their hands. Together, we must confront the new hazards of chemical and biological weapons and the outlaw states, terrorists, and organized criminals seeking to acquire them. Saddam Hussein has spent the better part of this decade and much of his nation's wealth not on providing for the Iraqi people but on developing nuclear, chemical, and biological weapons and the missiles to deliver them." President Clinton State of the Union address January 27, 1998 "Heavy as they are, the costs of action must be weighed against the price of inaction. If Saddam defies the world and we fail to respond, we will face a far greater threat in the future. Saddam will strike again at his neighbors; he will make war on his own people. And mark my words, he will develop weapons of mass destruction. He will deploy them, and he will use them." President Clinton National Address from the Oval Office December 16, 1998 You need to read sources other than ones which are designed to confirm your beliefs. The statements I've made here are factual. So mine with Links are only to support my beliefs and yours with NO links and little Meat Is Gospel??? Sorry The very few weapons inspectors could not cover downtown NYC looking for a Gay bar tender let alone Covering All of Iraq!

Asked By: ThorGirl - 5/14/2007
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Great job! I still have tears in my eyes from laughing so hard at the few weak and feeble attempts to refute the facts you have so well put forth. Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!
Answered By: clwkcmo - 5/14/2007
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Because they are as corrupt as the republicans, always willing to do Israels bidding... More
Answered By: superpolitics - 5/14/2007
They will change their minds as long as it will benefit them politically. Otherwise, they don't care. Good list of sources.
Answered By: TE - 5/14/2007
Answered By: pimpslapleftys - 5/14/2007
Quiet you! The liberals are trying to rewrite history. How dare you tell the truth!!
Answered By: gorgeous george III - 5/14/2007
Hmmm, if I'm not mistaken, Clinton did not declare war on Saddam.
Answered By: information_police - 5/14/2007
All of that must be published across our country every day that the Democratic party blames everything about Iraq on our President. It won't and the left wing media will not pursue this at all. We will continue to here a one sided story day after day until the George Soros led by the nose left wing Socialists of the... More
Answered By: meathead - 5/14/2007
How dare you slander these fine people. They were lied to. Bush is the omnipotent all knowing idiot who can't tie his shoes.Yet brilliant enough to not only fool all the democrats while he was only a governor but to plan and carry out the 9/11 attack solely for the purpose of decimating his place in history.
Answered By: Max Headroom - 5/14/2007
Funny how they now try to backpedal...I suppose it's up to us to "re-educate" the masses. Superb research. I like this one, too:
Answered By: Truth B. Told - 5/14/2007
Answered By: Stone K - 5/14/2007
President Clinton was too big of a coward to take responsibility and do the right thing. He will go down at the worst United States President ever. Shame on him.
Answered By: starflower - 5/14/2007
4AM on the west coast, time to wake up and smell the Starbucks. you have quoted no one but professional politicians. they are all of one mind, a culture unto themselves. parasites... More
Answered By: Golden - 5/14/2007
They are irrational. Great question!
Answered By: cvq3842 - 5/14/2007
As part of the vast right wing conspiracy against Clinton, GWB brainwashed these people with the table salt they used at the WH. It is the only thing that makes sense.
Answered By: rmagedon - 5/14/2007
My, my, my! You printed all of those comments with links! Shortbus43 said that I had my head "buried in the sand" for asking him for proof of his Thanks for a great post! Keep it up!
Answered By: Delray - 5/14/2007
Republicans had opposed Clinton's efforts to go after Bin Laden and to keep troops in the Sudan, saying he was "wagging the dog" and entangling the US in foreign affairs and nation building... More
Answered By: Westhill - 5/14/2007
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