"The community of nations may see more and more of the very kind of threat Iraq poses now: a rogue state with weapons of mass destruction, ready to use them or provide them to terrorists. If we fail to respond today, Saddam and all those who would follow in his footsteps woill be emboldened tommorrow."<quoted text>
Carol, when are you going to grow up? Likely never.
You know damn well Bush lied to get Congressional approval.
And twice as many Republicans voted in support of the resolution as Democrats.
- President Bill Clinton 1998
"Saddam's goal...is to achieve the lifting of U.N. sanctions while retaining and enhancing Iraq's weapons of mass destruction programs. We cannot, we must not and we will not let him succeed."
- Secretary of State Madeline Albright, 1998
"Iraq is not the only nation in the world to possess weapons of mass destruction, but it is the only nation with a leader who has used them against his own people."
- Senator Tom Dashle, 1998
"There is no doubt that...Saddam Hussein has reinvigorated his weapons programs. Reports indicate that biological, chemical and nuclear weapons programs continue apace and may be back to pre-Gulf War status. In addition, Saddam continues to redefine delivery systems and is doubtless using the cover of allicit missile program to develop longer-range missiles that will threaten the United States and our allies."
- Senator Bob Graham, December 2001
"Iraq does pose a serious threat to the stability of the Persian Gulf and we should organize an international coalition to eliminate his access to weapons of mass destruction. Iraq's search for weapons of mass destruction has proven impossible to completely deter and we should assume that it will continue for as long as Saddam is in power."
- Former Vice President Al Gore, 2002
"I share this administration's goals in dealing with Iraq and its weapons of mass destruction."
- Richard Gephardt, September 2002
There's more to come...