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    Isn't it funny how the Democratic Party Leadership has changed its tune on the Iraq War once they thought they had a tool to attack President Bush? The recent irresponsible rhetoric on the part of Democratic Presidential Candidates, and the Democratic Party leadership, raises very serious doubts about their fitness for office.

    > "One way or the other, we are determined to deny Iraq the capacity to
    > develop weapons of mass destruction and the missiles to deliver them.
    > That is our bottom line." - President Clinton, Feb. 4, 1998
    > "If Saddam rejects peace and we have to use force, our purpose is
    > clear. We want to seriously diminish the threat posed by Iraq's weapons
    > of mass destruction program."
    > - President Clinton, Feb. 17, 1998
    > "Iraq is a long way from [the USA], but what happens there matters a
    > great deal here. For the risks that the leaders of a rogue state will
    > use nuclear, chemical or biological weapons against us or our allies is
    > the greatest security threat we face." - Madeline Albright, Feb 18, 1998
    > "He will use those weapons of mass destruction again, as he has ten
    > times since 1983." - Sandy Berger, Clinton National Security Adviser,
    > Feb, 18, 1998
    > "[W]e urge you, after consulting with Congress, and consistent with
    > the U.S. Constitution and laws, to take necessary actions (including, if
    > appropriate, air and missile strikes on suspect Iraqi sites) to respond
    > effectively to the threat posed by Iraq's refusal to end its weapons of
    > mass destruction programs." - Letter to President Clinton, signed by
    > Sens. Carl Levin, Tom Daschle, John Kerry, and others Oct. 9, 1998
    > "Saddam Hussein has been engaged in the development of weapons of mass
    > destruction technology which is a threat to countries in the region and
    > he has made a mockery of the weapons inspection process." - Rep. Nancy
    > Pelosi (D, CA), Dec. 16, 1998
    > "Hussein has ... chosen to spend his money on building weapons of mass
    > destruction and palaces for his cronies." - Madeline Albright, Clinton
    > Secretary of State, Nov. 10, 1999
    > "There is no doubt that ... Saddam Hussein has invigorated his weapons
    > programs. Reports indicate that biological, chemical and nuclear
    > 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 an elicit missile program to develop longer-range
    > missiles that will threaten the United States and our allies." - Letter
    > to President Bush, Signed by Sen. Bob Graham (D, FL,) and others,
    > December 5, 2001
    > "We begin with the common belief that Saddam Hussein is a tyrant and a
    > threat to the peace and stability of the region. He has ignored the
    > mandated of the United Nations and is building weapons of mass
    > destruction and the means of delivering them."
    > - Sen. Carl Levin (D, MI), Sept. 19, 2002
    > "We know that he has stored secret supplies of biological and chemical
    > weapons throughout his country."
    > - Al Gore, Sept. 23, 2002
    > "Iraq's search for weapons of mass destruction has proven impossible
    > to deter and we should assume that it will continue for as long as Saddam
    > is in power." - Al Gore, Sept. 23, 2002
    > "We have known for many years that Saddam Hussein is seeking and
    > developing weapons of mass destruction."
    > - Sen. Ted Kennedy (D, MA), Sept. 27, 2002
    > "The last UN weapons inspectors left Iraq in October of 1998. We are
    > confident that Saddam Hussein retains some stockpiles of chemical and
    > biological weapons, and that he has since embarked on a crash course to
    > build up his chemical and biological warfare capabilities. Intelligence
    > reports indicate that he is seeking nuclear weapons..."
    > - Sen. Robert Byrd (D, WV), Oct. 3, 2002
    > "I will be voting to give the President of the United Sates the
    > authority to use force-- if necessary-- to disarm Saddam Hussein because
    > I believe that a deadly arsenal of weapons of mass destruction in his
    > hands is a real and grave threat to our security."
    > - Sen. John F. Kerry (D, MA), Oct. 9, 2002
    > "There is unmistakable evidence that Saddam Hussein is working
    > aggressively to develop nuclear weapons and will likely have nuclear
    > weapons within the next five years .. We also should remember we have
    > always underestimated the progress Saddam has made in development of
    > weapons of mass destruction."
    > - Sen. Jay Rockefeller (D, WV), Oct 10, 2002
    > "He has systematically violated, over the course of the past 11 years,
    > every significant UN resolution that has demanded that he disarm and
    > destroy his chemical and biological weapons, and any nuclear capacity.
    > This he has refused to do" Rep.
    > - Henry Waxman (D, CA), Oct. 10, 2002
    > "In the four years since the inspectors left, intelligence reports
    > show that Saddam Hussein has worked to rebuild his chemical and
    > biological weapons stock, his missile delivery capability, and his
    > nuclear program. He has also given aid, comfort, and sanctuary to
    > terrorists, including al Qaeda members . It is clear, however, that if
    > left unchecked, Saddam Hussein will continue to increase his capacity to
    > wage biological and chemical warfare, and will keep trying to develop
    > nuclear weapons."
    > - Sen. Hillary Clinton (D, NY), Oct 10, 2002
    > "We are in possession of what I think to be compelling evidence that
    > Saddam Hussein has, and has had for a number of years, a developing
    > capacity for the production and storage of weapons of mass destruction."
    > - Sen. Bob Graham (D, FL), Dec. 8, 2002
    > "Without question, we need to disarm Saddam Hussein. He is a brutal,
    > murderous dictator, leading an oppressive regime ... He presents a
    > particularly grievous threat because he is so consistently prone to
    > miscalculation .. And now he is miscalculating America's response to his
    > continued deceit and his consistent grasp for weapons of mass destruction
    > ... So the threat of Saddam Hussein with weapons of mass destruction is
    > real .."
    > - Sen. John F. Kerry (D, MA), Jan. 23. 2003

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