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SaveElmer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-05-07 05:26 PM
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47. Yes I do agree...
However if you will read the floor statements of every Democratic Senator that voted for the IWR you will see specific condemnations of preemptive war...nor for an attack on Iraq.


I can provide for you quotes from Scott Ritter indicating that it was the threat of force which induced Iraq to the level of cooperation it accorded inspectors between 1991 and 1998...

I can provide you quotes from General Clark, who while opposing the IWR recognized the danger allegedly posed by Saddam and the possible need for force...

I can show you quotes from General Clark where he implies the IWR was actually working at getting inspectors back in Iraq before George Bush made the decision to go into Iraq...

The motivation behind the IWR vote for most Democrats (excluding probably Joe Lieberman), was a desire to reinsert inspectors into Iraq....

Even IWR opponents in their statements announcing their opposition recognized the alleged danger Saddam posed...

There is one man responsible for aggressive war in Iraq...George Bush.

The mistake made by IWR supporters was placing too much trust in his integrity. That was certainly a mistake as it became apparent after the IWR vote that he had been lying all along...and as virtually all have admitted...however that is not a war crime as you imply.

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