Furthermore, they voted yes because Bush told them he needed the OK to force Iraq into inspections and would only be used as a last resort.<quoted text>
Bush Sought 'Way' To Invade Iraq?
With HELP from a DEMOCRAT Congress
Why the Democratic Party is backing Bush’s war drive vs. Iraq
By Patrick Martin
11 October 2002
The Democratic Party is moving to provide a comfortable margin of votes to pass resolutions in the House of Representatives and the Senate authorizing an imminent US invasion of Iraq. The House voted Thursday to give Bush the power to wage war, a week after an agreement between Bush and House Democratic leader Richard Gephardt on the language of the resolution.
A series of top Senate Democrats have endorsed the resolution, including Majority Whip Harry Reid, Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Joseph Biden, and John Kerry of Massachusetts, a prospective presidential candidate and one-time leader of veterans’ protests against the Vietnam War. It is expected that less than a quarter of the Senate will vote against a resolution to authorize Bush to launch a unilateral war of aggression.
Why the Democrats endorse war
Apologists for the congressional Democratic leadership claim that quick passage of a war resolution will allow the party turn its election campaign back to discussion of domestic economic and social issues and thus win the November 5 vote.
Yet another obvious Bush lie.