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Martin Eden Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-14-06 12:48 PM
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17. "Fuck you, you weren't misled."

Did John Kerry and other Democrats who voted for the IWR understand that war was certain with the passage of that resolution, or did they actually believe Bush would follow the written intent and invade only if Saddam wouldn't cooperate with UN inspectors?

Even if they did not believe that Saddam had anything to do with 9/11 or posed a "grave and gathering threat" to America, they still could have been misled by the disparity between what was written in the resolution and Bush's subsequent actions. Settling the Iraqi WMD question by forcing Saddam to readmit the UN was a legitimate goal.

I'm trying to cut Kerry and others some slack here, but I can't get around the fact that I firmly believed at the time that once given the authority Bush would invade no matter what. I also thought it was obvious that the Bushies were lying through their teeth with all the dire warnings of an Iraqi threat.

Which is more likely -- that my partisan bias colored my views, or that Kerry etc. saw what I saw and voted for it anyway?
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  -CLOONEY on HUFFPOST: I Am a Liberal. There, I Said It! yurbud  Mar-13-06 09:32 AM   #0 
  - I knew he was on our side.  votesomemore   Mar-13-06 09:42 AM   #1 
  - it would be nice to hear some candidates speak this plainly  yurbud   Mar-13-06 09:44 AM   #2 
  - Wouldn't that be a relief! n/t  votesomemore   Mar-13-06 09:57 AM   #6 
  - I like the word liberal, but I also like to think we are the ones who...  wake.up.america   Mar-13-06 09:48 AM   #3 
     - all ideas should be able to make their case in the public square, but not  yurbud   Mar-13-06 11:25 AM   #9 
        - The Right...  auagroach   Mar-13-06 09:46 PM   #13 
  - I'm slightly irked  stellanoir   Mar-13-06 09:52 AM   #4 
  - I would like to  votesomemore   Mar-13-06 09:57 AM   #5 
  - check your PM's  stellanoir   Mar-13-06 10:21 AM   #7 
  - I'll bite, send me the 19 too  yurbud   Mar-13-06 10:36 AM   #8 
  - Send that to me also please  SoulDrift   Mar-14-06 07:01 AM   #15 
     - Okay send me a PM when you  stellanoir   Mar-14-06 09:33 AM   #16 
  - Ken Mehlman thinks we need a slogan  baldguy   Mar-13-06 11:37 AM   #10 
  - How about, "We don't keep our gays in the closet, Ken"  yurbud   Mar-13-06 12:32 PM   #11 
  - And to be honest about his film Good Night and Good Luck,  Matilda   Mar-13-06 08:56 PM   #12 
  - Content was dead on, but film-making had some rough edges  yurbud   Mar-13-06 10:56 PM   #14 
  - "Fuck you, you weren't misled."  Martin Eden   Mar-14-06 12:48 PM   #17 

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