No, it was based on the evidence the CIA collected that the White House decided to present.<quoted text>
Those that voted to give Bush the authority did so based on the evidence the CIA provided, intelligence agencies around the world provided and the evidence the UN provided.
You really do need to go back and look up quotes by every single democrat in 1998 including President Bill Clinton who couldn't emphasize enough that Saddam was an "immediate threat". In fact, they were ready to take him down back then. Every single one of them.
Clinton actually bombed Iraq three years before 9/11.
What could have possibly changed in just 3 or 4 years? Besides a conservative president and becoming weasels for political gain?
Again, Bill Clinton did NOT invade Iraq. Why? Because there was no roof Sadam actually was doing these things. Only suspicion.
Any bombing Clinton did was in response to a Iraq action. Not some fairy tale about aluminum pipes & yellow cake.
Everyone knows Bush & Cheney wanted this war & they worked hard to come up with the excuse & ignored any intel that indicated otherwise.