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Bush nor Clinton misled us

Ken GansmannSilverthorne

The following is offered in support of the Trent Winegar letter responding to Ed Billeaud’s comments regarding the war in Iraq.Bill Clinton signed the Iraq Liberation Act in 1998 which made it the official policy of the United States to support efforts to remove the regime headed by Saddam Hussein from power in Iraq, and to promote the emergence of a democratic government to replace that regime.In December 1998, Bill Clinton said: “Other countries possess weapons of mass destruction and ballistic missiles. With Saddam there is one big difference: He has used them. The international community had little doubt then, and I have little doubt today, that left unchecked, Saddam Hussein will use those terrible weapons again.”In a July 22, 2003, conversation with Larry King, King asked Bill Clinton about President Bush’s famous 16 words, noting that British intelligence had found that Saddam Hussein’s Iraq was looking for sources of yellow-cake uranium in Africa.Clinton responded: “Let me tell you what I know. When I left office, there was a substantial amount of biological and chemical material still unaccounted for. At the end of the first Gulf War, we knew what he had. We knew what was destroyed in all the inspection processes, and that was a lot. We then bombed with the British for four days in 1998. We might have gotten it all; we might have gotten half of it; we might have gotten none of it. We didn’t know. So, I thought it was prudent for the president to go to the U.N. and for the U. N. to say you got to let these inspectors in, and this time if you don’t cooperate the penalty will be a regime change, not just sanctions.” Which is exactly what Bush did.So, before trying to lay blame on those you want to cut down, get the facts straight Neither Bush nor Clinton lied to us regarding Iraq.

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