Saturday, January 26, 2008

When Presidents Lie About Iraq and WMD . . .

. . . they need to be as good at it as Bill Clinton, probably the most accomplished liar in the history of American politics.

Saddam Hussein has spent the better part of this decade and much of his nation's wealth not on providing for the Iraqi people but on developing nuclear, chemical, and biological weapons and the missiles to deliver them.

Of course, this was just a few weeks after the Monica Lewinsky scandal. When that led to an impeachment resolution, Clinton ups the ante, this time ordering a military strike:

"The hard fact is that so long as Saddam remains in power, he threatens the well-being of his people, the peace of his region, the security of the world.

The best way to end that threat once and for all is with a new Iraqi government -- a government ready to live in peace with its neighbors, a government that respects the rights of its people."

Our Bill is such a good liar he even convinced his wife - here she is supporting Bush's war resolution 3 1/2 years later:

"He has also given aid, comfort, and sanctuary to terrorists, including Al Qaeda members...

It is clear, however, that if left unchecked, Saddam Hussein will continue to increase his capacity to wage biological and chemical warfare, and will keep trying to develop nuclear weapons. Should he succeed in that endeavor, he could alter the political and security landscape of the Middle East, which as we know all too well, effects American security.

This is a very difficult vote, this is probably the hardest decision I've ever had to make. Any vote that might lead to war should be hard, but I cast it with conviction."

Hat Tip: Gateway Pundit

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