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WilliamPitt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-09-07 09:54 PM
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30. I think the IWR vote would have been essentially benign
Edited on Tue Jan-09-07 09:58 PM by WilliamPitt
had Bush not been in office. It is true that dealing with that regime required a big stick to weild, all the way back to Clinton. All those bombs Clinton dropped were done to force the continuation of the UNSCOM inspections. Look at this last war; Hussen all but surrendered beforehand, because the threat was enough.

The IWR opened the door for inspections under threat. Had the inspections been allowed to be completed unmolested, the cause for war would have evaporated...and the inspections were only going to be allowed under threat, which was provided by the IWR.

My opinion on this is based, in no small part, on my conversations with Scott Ritter. Go back and read my book; he lays it all out, and has repeated same oftentimes.

And yes, the Senators should have known better.
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