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jpgray Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-10-04 12:23 AM
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38. It signified the US was ready and willing to go to war
Edited on Tue Aug-10-04 12:25 AM by jpgray
Note again that Saddam only destroyed those missiles once the deadline imposed by Blair was fast approaching. So it did achieve something that had not already been achieved, and the evidence had been provided to you in my original reply. The vote was wrong with this president, and the resolution was not a good one, but it could have been used effectively and in a peaceful manner as a threat of force, not an invasion blank check. Since it was clear to most that it would be used as the latter, Kerry's vote was wrong. But again, the threat of force had proved effective in getting cooperation from Saddam, and it did so again in this recent instance.

I guess my main argument is that an authorization to use force could have been used in conjunction with a plan for a peaceful resolution. In this context, that was impossible. So while Kerry says that would be a useful tool, I agree with him. When he voted for this particular resolution for this particular president, I vehemently disagree with him.
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