If She Were President in 2002!
"If I had been President in October of 2002 I would not have started this war" (Hillary Clinton (2/2/07)
"If we in Congress don't end this war before January 2009, as president, I will." (Hillary Clinton (2/2/07)
But listen to what she and hubby Bill (7:40 audio MP3) had to say before the Bush 43 presidency. This audio clearly presents the Clintons, Sandy Berger, Nancy Pelosi, and Joe Biden in their strident denunciations of Saddam Hussein and, moreover, emphasizing the dictator's possession of, and usage of WMD.
Here are excerpts from the Dec 1998 speech by President Clinton in which he announces the failure of inspections and the need for military action against Saddam Hussein.
President Clinton:" This situation presents a clear and present danger to the stability of the Persian Gulf and the safety of people everywhere. The international community gave Saddam one last chance to resume cooperation with the weapons inspectors. Saddam has failed to seize the chance.
And so we had to act and act now......That is why, on the unanimous recommendation of my national security team -- including the vice president, the secretary of defense, the chairman of the joint chiefs of staff, the secretary of state and the national security adviser -- I have ordered a strong, sustained series of air strikes against Iraq.....So we will pursue a long-term strategy to contain Iraq and its weapons of mass destruction and work toward the day when Iraq has a government worthy of its people.....The hard fact is that so long as Saddam remains in power, he threatens the well-being of his people, the peace of his region, the security of the world..... Heavy as they are, the costs of action must be weighed against the price of inaction. If Saddam defies the world and we fail to respond, we will face a far greater threat in the future. Saddam will strike again at his neighbors. He will make war on his own people.
And mark my words, he will develop weapons of mass destruction. He will deploy them, and he will use them."
Tags: Saddam Hussein, Hillary Clinton, Bill Clinton, Iraq War, WMD, Biden, Pelosi, Sandy Berger