Clinton's Iraq "Regime Change" policy & Qaida - WMD link

In 1998, the United States also changed its underlying policy toward Iraq from containment to regime change and began to examine options to effect such a change. -- Hillary Rodam Clinton

Indeed, it was on the initiative of President Bill Clinton and Vice President Al Gore, both of whom delivered extremely tough speeches warning of another round of confrontation with Saddam Hussein, that the Senate passed the Iraq Liberation Act that year, making it U.S. policy to remove the Baathists from power. It was the Clinton administration that bombed Sudan, claiming that a factory outside Khartoum represented a chemical-weapons link between Saddam and Osama Bin Laden. And, as Sen. Clinton reminded us in the very same speech, it was "President Clinton, with the British and others, [who] ordered an intensive four-day air assault, Operation Desert Fox, on known and suspected weapons of mass destruction sites and other military targets" in Iraq. On its own, this is enough to make childish nonsense of her insinuation that an "obsession" with Saddam took root only after the Bush-Cheney victory in 2000.

After speaking to the U.N. General Assembly meeting of 2006, President Jalal Talabani of Iraq found himself in a room with President Bush and former President Clinton. He embraced them both. "Thank you," he said to Clinton, "for signing the law that called for the liberation of Iraq. And thank you, Mr. Bush, for being the one to implement it."

1 comment:

Nadir said...

Yep. Clinton was an imperialist bastard too. He continued the bombing of Iraq and bombed Afghanistan, Sudan and Kosovo.

As the DLC poster child, Clinton represented the right-wing of the Democratic party (as does his wife).

I equate Clinton to a snake-oil salesman. He could sell ice cream to eskimos and convince them that they'll feel warm and fuzzy inside after eating it.

The Dems are not anti-war. They disagreed with Bush's timing in the beginning, and disagree with his mismanagement of the war up to today. Now because our soldiers are stuck in a quagmire, they advocate a withdrawl.

Bush's bad execution is the argument, not whether the war was right or not. The lies Bush used to get us into war when he did are only an excuse, but you see they aren't pushing impeachment. That's because they only believe he was half wrong.

The Democrats are Punks.