President Bush Throws Democrats' Own Words Back Into Their Faces

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  1. KenH

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    "Reasonable people can disagree about the conduct of the war but it is irresponsible for Democrats to now claim that we misled them and the American people," Bush said.

    He quoted pre-war remarks by three senior Democrats as evidence of that Democrats had shared the administration's fears that were the rationale for invading Iraq in 2003. Bush did not name them, but White House counselor Dan Bartlett filled in the blanks.

    _"There is unmistakable evidence that Saddam Hussein is working aggressively to develop nuclear weapons." — Sen. Jay Rockefeller, D-W.Va.

    _"The war against terrorism will not be finished as long as (Saddam Hussein) is in power." — Sen. Carl Levin, D-Mich.

    _"Saddam Hussein, in effect, has thumbed his nose at the world community. And I think that the president's approaching this in the right fashion." — Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., then the Democratic whip.

    "The truth is that investigations of the intelligence on Iraq have concluded that only one person manipulated evidence and misled the world — and that person was Saddam Hussein," Bush charged.

    In the Senate, 29 Democrats voted with 48 Republicans for the war authorization measure in late 2002, including 2004 Democratic presidential nominee Sen. John Kerry of Massachusetts, and his running mate, John Edwards of North Carolina.

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    [ Begin Sarcasm ]

    The Democrats lied and people died.

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  3. Brother Ian

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    Democrats are famous for changing their position. Didn't John Kerry say he voted for the war during the campaign but said he didn't support it? How can you be for something and be against it?
     
  4. carpro

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    It's about time!

    He needs to continue to do so. His enemies have had the floor, unopposed, long enough.
     
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    I'm a political pragmatist (ie, I don't simply support a republican just because he's a republican). In this case, I concur with my fellow posters.
     
  6. hillclimber

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    He's always taken the high road, which the Democrats have mined. Bout time he gets down to their level and slugs it out a bit. Problem is he has no experience on their level.
     

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