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Are there really people who stand up for this guy? He and his cabinet were caught in so many lies. How many innocent people lost their lives because
of the lies put forth from his cabinet. Of course he has a museum of leadership. He was the decider. This is so sad.
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."
President Clinton, Feb. 4, 1998
Quoted on CNN
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, Feb. 17, 1998
Quoted on CNN
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 we face." — Madeline Albright, Feb 18, 1998
Transcript of remarks made at a Town Hall meeting in Columbus, Ohio — from USIA
4."He will use those weapons of mass destruction again, as he has ten times since 1983." — Sandy Berger, Clinton National Security Adviser, Feb
Transcript of remarks made at a Town Hall Meeting in Columbus, Ohio — From USIA
5."We urge you, after consulting with Congress, and consistent with the US 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.
See letter to Clinton by Levin, Daschle, Kerry and others
6."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
Statement by Rep. Nancy Pelosi — House of Representatives website
7."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
Answer to a question at the Chicago Council of Foreign Affairs
8."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
Letter to President George W. Bush signed by 9 Congressmen, including Democrats Harold Ford, Jr., Joseph Lieberman, and Benjamin Gilman.
9." We should be hell bent on getting those weapons of mass destruction, hell bent on having a credible approach to them, but we should try to do it
in a way which keeps the world together and that achieves our goal which is removing the... defanging Saddam.." — Sen. Carl Levin (D, MI), Dec. 9,
Online with Jim Lehrer — Public Broadcasting Service
10."We know that he has stored secret supplies of biological and chemical weapons throughout his country." — Al Gore, Sept. 23, 2002
Transcript of Gore's speech, printed in USA Today
11."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
Transcript of Gore's speech, printed in USA Today
12."We have known for many years that Saddam Hussein is seeking and developing weapons of mass destruction." — Sen. Ted Kennedy (D, MA), Sept. 27,
U.S. Senate — Ted Kennedy
13."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
Congressional Record — Robert Byrd
14."When I vote to give the President of the United States the authority to use force, if necessary, to disarm Saddam Hussein, it is because I
believe that a deadly arsenal of weapons of mass destruction in his hands is a threat, and a grave threat, to our security and that of our allies in
the Persian Gulf region. I will vote yes because I believe it is the best way to hold Saddam Hussein accountable." —Sen. John F. Kerry (D, MA),
Congressional Record — Sen. John F. Kerry
15."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
Congressional Record — Sen. Jay Rockefeller
16."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
Congressional Record — Rep. Henry Waxman
17."In 1998, the United States also changed its underlying policy toward Iraq from containment to regime change and began to examine options to
effect such a change, including support for Iraqi opposition leaders within the country and abroad. In the 4 years since the inspectors, 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-Qaida members, though there is apparently no evidence of his
involvement in the terrible events of September 11, 2001.
"It is clear, however, that if left unchecked, Saddam Hussein wiill continue to increase his capability to wage biological and chemical warfare and
will keep trying to develop nuclear weapons. Should he succeed in that endeavor, he could alter the political and security landscape of the Middle
East which, as we know all too well, affects American security."
Sen. Hillary Clinton (D, NY), Oct 10, 2002
Congressional Record — Sen. Hillary Clinton
18."The Joint Chiefs should provide Congress with casualty estimates for a war in Iraq as they have done in advance of every past conflict. These
estimates should consider Saddam's possible use of chemical or biological weapons against our troops.
"Unlike the gulf war, many experts believe Saddam would resort to chemical and biological weapons against our troops in a desperate -attempt to save
his regime if he believes he and his regime are ultimately threatened."
Sen. Ted Kennedy (D-MA) Oct. 8, 2002
Congressional Record — Sen. Ted Kennedy
19."There is one thing we agree upon, and that is that Saddam Hussein is an evil man. He is a tyrant. He has used chemical and biological weapons on
his own people. He has disregarded United Nations resolutions calling for inspections of his capabilities and research and development programs. His
forces regularly fire on American and British jet pilots enforcing the no-fly zones in the north and south of his country. And he has the potential to
develop and deploy nuclear weapons... — Sen. Bob Graham (D, FL), Dec. 8, 2002
Congressional Record — Sen. Bob Graham
20.But inspectors have had a hard time getting truthful information from the Iraqis they interview. Saddam Hussein terrorizes his people, including
his weapons scientists, so effectively that they are afraid to be interviewed in private, let alone outside the country. They know that even the
appearance of cooperation could be a death sentence for themselves or their families.
"To overcome this obstacle, and to discover and dismantle Saddam Hussein's weapons of mass destruction, UNMOVIC and the IAEA must interview relevant
persons securely and with their families protected, even if they protest publicly against this treatment. Hans Blix may dislike running ''a
defection agency,' but that could be the only way to obtain truthful information about Saddam's weapons of mass destruction — Sen. Joseph Biden
Congressional Record — Sen. Joseph Biden
21."With respect to Saddam Hussein and the threat he presents, we must ask ourselves a simple question: Why? Why is Saddam Hussein pursuing weapons
that most nations have agreed to limit or give up? Why is Saddam Hussein guilty of breaking his own cease-fire agreement with the international
community? Why is Saddam Hussein attempting to develop nuclear weapons when most nations don't even try, and responsible nations that have them
attempt to limit their potential for disaster? Why did Saddam Hussein threaten and provoke? Why does he develop missiles that exceed allowable limits?
Why did Saddam Hussein lie and deceive the inspection teams previously? Why did Saddam Hussein not account for all of the weapons of mass destruction
which UNSCOM identified? Why is he seeking to develop unmanned airborne vehicles for delivery of biological agents?
Sen. John F. Kerry (D, MA), October 9, 2002
Congressional Record — Sen. John F. Kerry
22."Saddam Hussein's regime represents a grave threat to America and our allies, including our vital ally, Israel. For more than two decades, Saddam
Hussein has sought weapons of mass destruction through every available means. We know that he has chemical and biological weapons. He has already used
them against his neighbors and his own people, and is trying to build more. We know that he is doing everything he can to build nuclear weapons, and
we know that each day he gets closer to achieving that goal.
"Iraq has continued to seek nuclear weapons and develop its arsenal in defiance of the collective will of the international community, as expressed
through the United Nations Security Council. It is violating the terms of the 1991 cease-fire that ended the Gulf war and as many as 16 Security
Council resolutions, including 11 resolutions concerning Iraq's efforts to develop weapons of mass destruction. — Sen. John Edwards, October 10,
Hes a war criminal guilty of crimes against humanity and along with the rest of the criminals needs to be tried for his crimes against humanity.
I take much offense to your dirty talk post.
Its pretty nasty low-ball rhetoric coming from the low-info mouth of a rank amateur - and what of Obama? Better yet - what of the murderous ways and
"crimes against humanity" of the Clinton's?
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theyre all cut from the same cloth .. and all guilty of crimes
Spare me your rhetoric junior Ive seen firsthand around the world the results of the murderous bastards policies .. put far too many back together and
buried far too many over the years that died so the bastards could profit.
Youve done what ? Sat on your arse back in the world making judgements based on the lies and propaganda they feed you ? Conversation over .. end of ..
So the US congress and half the western world was duped by a cabal of treasonous, unelected, neo-cons. You must understand the source of the
"intelligence" right? What's your point?
I can pick sides as well as anyone. But I don't anymore because I realized that the US two party system is and always has been rigged by self
appointed elites to prevent the citizens from actually exercising Democracy. It's just that simple.
I don't know of Bush Jr. But a friend of mine was a Marine and worked at the white house for a period of time between the Clinton Administration and
the Bush Administration. His thoughts were that Clinton wasn't a very nice person, but Bush Jr. was the nicest guy you could have met.
I have met Bush Sr. once. He was a very nice man and we had a decent conversation in the American Embassy in London. While I don't agree with the
politics of the Bush's, they are still people and we really didn't get to know these people as human beings. The policy does not make the man.
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