Posted by Dan Draney on November 9, 2005
For those who doubt that the President lied us into war here’s the smoking gun:
“Just how big a threat was Saddam Hussein? Let’s reprise what our leaders had to say on the subject. First, here’s the president: ‘If he refuses or continues to evade his obligations through more tactics of delay and deception, he and he alone will be to blame for the consequences. . Now, let’s imagine the future. What if he fails to comply, and we fail to act, or we take some ambiguous third route which gives him yet more opportunities to develop this program of weapons of mass destruction? Well, he will conclude that the international community has lost its will. He will then conclude that he can go right on and do more to rebuild an arsenal of devastating destruction. And some day, some way, I guarantee you, he’ll use the arsenal. And I think every one of you who’s really worked on this for any length of time believes that, too.’
Here is the vice president: ‘If you allow someone like Saddam Hussein to get nuclear weapons, ballistic missiles, chemical weapons, biological weapons, how many people is he going to kill with such weapons? He’s already demonstrated a willingness to use these weapons. He poison-gassed his own people. He used poison gas and other weapons of mass destruction against his neighbors. This man has no compunction about killing lots and lots of people. So this is a way to save lives and to save the stability and peace of a region of the world that is important to the peace and security of the entire world.’
Here’s the hitch: That was Clinton and Gore in 1998, not Bush and Dick Cheney in 2002.”
There you have it. Clinton and Gore lied us into a war for oil. Read the rest of Jonah Goldberg‘s article.