|What Did The Democrats Say About Iraq's WMD ??|
For several months, John Kerry and his peers have blasted President Bush over the Iraqi War. Interestingly, President Bush stated, simply, that there was a "grave danger" of Saddam Hussein acquiring and building "Nuclear Weapons and other WMDs" during "the next six months, at the time of the outbreak of war.
He later stated: "We all believed there were stockpiles, since we'd been lectured on the subject by the Clinton Administration for several years." To date, not a single Democrat has owned up to responsibility for the claims of "stockpiles", which were not what President Bush stated. We note that the Democrats rely upon the weakness of the memory of the American Public to cloud the issue over. They blame Bush for Democratic Party misrepresentations. ACSA believes the Democrats are trying to ride their own misrepresentations into the White House, we thought we'd publish what each one said, among a crowd of similar statements by ALL the Democrats, who are now accusing Bush of something he did not say and did not do... This dishonesty by the Democratic Party has seriously muddied the political process in the 2004 election.
Here's what the Democrats said about Iraq's WMDs (including the source of each quote):
"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."
"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."
"We must stop Saddam from ever again
jeopardizing the stability and security of
his neighbors with weapons of mass
"He will use those weapons of mass
destruction again, as he has ten times since
"[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
"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."
"Hussein has ... chosen to spend his
money on building weapons of mass
destruction and palaces for his cronies."
"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 mandate of the United
Nations and is building weapons of mass
destruction and th! e means of delivering
"We know that he has stored secret
supplies of biological and chemical weapons
throughout his country."
"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."
"We have known for many years that Saddam
Hussein is seeking and developing weapons of
"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..."
"I will be voting to give the President
of the United States 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
"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