Wednesday, November 16, 2005

Senate Dems Make History

They are making history by rewriting it. Unfortunately, they seem to be leaving out the hypocritical parts that they themselves played before becoming the partisan accusers of this administration of lying about WMD.

The following is a small group of quotes by the most vocal Dems... Were they lying then? Or, are they lying now? I think that they are playing partisan political games with the security of our country, pure and simple. It's NOT patriotic. It isn't for the good of the country. I actually think that some of the Senate Dems are guilty of treason, or at the very least, being partisan hypocrites.
You can decide for yourself if hypocrite is an apt term for Durbin, Kennedy, Clinton, Reid, Feingold and others.
Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL): "One Of The Most Compelling Threats We In This Country Face Today Is The Proliferation Of Weapons Of Mass Destruction. Threat Assessments Regularly Warn Us Of The Possibility That North Korea, Iran, Iraq, Or Some Other Nation May Acquire Or Develop Nuclear Weapons." (Sen. Dick Durbin, Congressional Record, 9/30/99, p. S11673)
Sen. Ted Kennedy (D-MA): "We Have Known For Many Years That Saddam Hussein Is Seeking And Developing Weapons Of Mass Destruction." (Sen. Ted Kennedy, Remarks At The Johns Hopkins School Of Advanced International Studies, Washington DC, 9/27/02)
Sen. Russell Feingold (D-WI): "With Regard To Iraq, I Agree, Iraq Presents A Genuine Threat, Especially In The Form Of Weapons Of Mass Destruction, Chemical, Biological, And Potentially Nuclear Weapons. I Agree That Saddam Hussein Is Exceptionally Dangerous And Brutal, If Not Uniquely So, As The President Argues." (Sen. Russell Feingold, Congressional Record, 10/9/02, p. S10147)
Sen. Reid: "It's Good That The President Reminded The World Of The Commitments (Saddam) Has Reneged On." (Doug Abrahms, "Nevada Delegation Split On Action Against Iraq," Reno Gazette-Journal, 9/13/02)

Sen. Reid: "Saddam Hussein, In Effect, Has Thumbed His Nose At The World Community. And I Think That The President's Approaching This In The Right Fashion." (CNN's "Inside Politics," 9/18/02)

Sen. Reid: "[Saddam] Is Too Dangerous Of A Man To Be Given Carte Blanche With Weapons Of Mass Destruction." (Brendan Riley, "Nevada Leaders React To Iraq Bombing," The Associated Press, 12/17/98)

Sen. Reid: "We Stopped The Fighting [In 1991] Based On An Agreement That Iraq Would Take Steps To Assure The World That It Would Not Engage In Further Aggression And That It Would Destroy Its Weapons Of Mass Destruction. It Has Refused To Take Those Steps. That Refusal Constitutes A Breach Of The Armistice Which Renders It Void And Justifies Resumption Of The Armed Conflict." (Sen. Harry Reid, Congressional Record, 10/9/02, p. S10145)

Sen. Reid: "The Problem Is Not Nuclear Testing; It Is Nuclear Weapons ... The Number Of Third World Countries With Nuclear Capabilities Seems To Grow Daily. Saddam Hussein's Near Success With Developing A Nuclear Weapon Should Be An Eye-Opener For Us All." (Sen. Harry Reid, Congressional Record, 8/3/92, p. S11188)
Sen. Hillary Clinton (D-NY): "I Voted For The Iraqi Resolution. I Consider The Prospect Of A Nuclear-Armed Saddam Hussein Who Can Threaten Not Only His Neighbors, But The Stability Of The Region And The World, A Very Serious Threat To The United States." (Sen. Hillary Clinton, Press Conference, 1/22/03)
Sen. John Kerry (D-MA): "According To The CIA's Report, All U.S. Intelligence Experts Agree That Iraq Is Seeking Nuclear Weapons. There Is Little Question That Saddam Hussein Wants To Develop Nuclear Weapons." (Sen. John F. Kerry, Congressional Record, 10/9/02, pp. S10172-10173)
Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-VT): "I Have No Doubt Saddam Hussein Is Lying. He Has Lied Countless Times Before. He Is Likely Hiding Weapons, Including Chemical And Biological Weapons. The U.N. Inspectors' Report Leaves Little Doubt Of That." (Sen. Patrick Leahy, Congressional Record, 1/30/03, p. S1782)
Leahy: "The Iraqis Have Not Explained What Happened To Thousands Of Tons Of Chemical Weapons Material, And Other Biological Munitions They Had In Their Possession 5 Years Ago." (Sen. Patrick Leahy, Congressional Record, 1/30/03, p. S1782)

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At 11/16/2005 4:27 PM, Blogger LincolnRepublican said...

I like the way Brian Byers put it this morning.

The democrats are now saying that everyone was wrong of their assessment of Saddam Hussein; it's just that W was more wrong.

Yeah, like that makes sense. I totally agree with you VP; slime is slime.

At 11/18/2005 9:47 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nah, what we're saying is that a bunch of the Dems were wrong as well, in large part because VP Cheney and his merry men cooked the evidence--not by inventing it exactly, but by putting front and center pieces of it that others, like the CIA, clearly labeled as untrustworthy, and by emphasizing a certain view over the whole intelligence product and saying, "This says Iraq," rather than, "What does the evidence say?" As Paul O'Neill sez, it's clear that there was a tendency immediately after 9-11---if not before--to do Iraq.

And by the way, the "Dems saw the evidence too" defense is a little weird logically: it's saying "We were wrong, but you guys were wrong too."

And anyone who for a minute thinks a freshman Congressman has access to the same intelligence as the President doesn't have the intelligence God gave 'em.

At 11/18/2005 11:16 AM, Blogger VPCheney said...

Anon 9:47
And by the way, the "Dems saw the evidence too" defense is a little weird logically: it's saying "We were wrong, but you guys were wrong too."
LR was quoting the Dems using that assumption, not as a "defense" of anything. You are attempting to turn this around rather than facing the reality that this is nothing but politics ahead of what is best for the country.

At 11/20/2005 11:56 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

What is best for the country, my dear fellow, is to squarely come to grips with the fact that your people first wanted to go to war with Iraq, and then went culling about for the evidence to justify it.

Asserting that the above is true has nothing whatsoever to do with one's support--or lack thereof--of the "war on terror". For my own part, I think we should have declared war on Al-Qaeda. A basic military precept: focus your forces at the key point.


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