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BeFree Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-09-04 11:43 AM
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82. Confusing the issue
There are two issues here.

One: the vote, up or down, on giving the president the ability to protect America's interests.

Two: the use of that decision to actually go to war, or to use diplomacy accompanied by the THREAT of using force to protect America's interests.

I did not make any of this up. It is history.

I am not trying to rationalize the war. Just the vote that gave * the opportunity to do so. Frankly, had I the means to have voted on IWR, I would have voted NO. But I can see the why of some Dems voting yes. It is not a rationalization of the war itself, there is none for that.

Bring the troops home. Now.
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