Lately Democratic members of congress have been trying to rewrite history,
and blame the entire Iraq war on President Bush.
Since they seem to have a very short memory,
we're here to remind them
of a few things they've been saying over the past few years!
"Saddam Hussein has been engaged in the developement of
weapons of mass destruction technology which is a threat
to countries in the region and
he has made a mockery of the weapons process."
Democrat Rep. Nancy Pelosi, Dec. 16, 1998
"Hussein has... chosen to spend his money on building
weapons of mass destruction and palaces for his cronies."
Democrat 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 cover of allicit missile program
to develop longer range missiles that will threaten the United States and our allies."
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 mandate of the United Nations
and is building weapons of mass destruction
and the means of delivering them."
Democrat Sen. Carl Levin (D, MI), Sept. 19, 2002
"We have known for many years that Saddam Hussein
is seeking and developing weapons of mass destruction."
Democrat Sen. Ted Kennedy (D, MA), Sept. 27, 2002
"We know that he has stored secret supplies of biological
and chemical weapons throughout his country."
Democrat Al Gore, Sept. 23, 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 developement of weapons of mass destruction."
Democrat Sen. Jay Rockefeller (D, WV), Oct. 10, 2002
"We are in possesion 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."
Democrat Sen. Bob Graham (D, FL), Dec. 8, 2002
"Whereas Iraq has consistantly breached its
cease fire agreement between Iraq and the United States,
entered into on March 3, 1991,
by failing to dismantle its weapons of mass destruction program,
and refused to permit monitoring and verification
by United Nations inspections.
Whereas, Iraq has developed weapons of mass destruction,
including chemical and biological capabilities,
and has made positive progress toward developing nuclear capabilities."
From a joint resolution submitted by
Democrat Tom Harkin on July 18, 2002
"(Saddam) will rebuild his arsenal of weapons of mass destruction
and some day, some way, I am certain he will use that arsenal again,
as he has 10 times since 1983."
Democrat National Security Adviser Sandy Berger, Feb 18, 1998
"The debate over Iraq is not about politics.
It is about national security. It should be clear that
our national security requires Congress to send a clear message to Iraq
and the world; America is united in its determination to eliminate
forever the threat of Iraq's weapons of mass destruction."
Democrat Presidential Candidate John Edwards, Oct 10, 2002
"Over the years Iraq has worked to develop nuclear,
biological and chemical weapons.
During 1991-1994, despite Iraq's denials, U.N. inspectors discovered and dismantled
a large network of nuclear facilities that Iraq
was using to develop nuclear weapons.
Various reports indicate that Iraq is still actively pursuing nuclear capabilities.
There is no other reason to think otherwise.
Beyond nuclear weapons, Iraq has actively pursued biological and chemical weapons.
U.N. inspectors have said that Iraq's claims about biological weapons
is neither credible or varifiable.
In 1986, Iraq used chemical weapons against Iran, and later, against its own Kurdish population.
While weapons inspectors have been successful in the past,
there have been no inspections since the end of 1998.
There can be no doubt that Iraq has continued to pursue its goals
of obtaining weapons of mass destruction."
Democrat Patty Murray, October 9, 2002
"We need to disarm Saddam Hussein.
He is a brutal murderous dictator, leading an oppressive regime.
We all know the litany of his offenses.
He presents a particularly grevious threat because
he is so consistantly prone to miscalculation...
And now he is miscalculating America's response to his continued deceit
and his and his consistant grasp for weapons of mass destruction.
That is why the world, through the United Nations Security Council,
has spoken with one voice, demanding that Iraq disclose its weapons programs and disarm.
So the threat of Saddam with weapons of mass destruction is real,
but it is not new. It has been with us since the end of the Gulf War."
Democrat Presidential Candidate John Kerry, Jan 23, 2003
Every day Saddam remains in power with chemical weapons,
biological weapons, and the developement of nuclear weapons
is a day of danger for the United States."
Democrat Presidential Candiddate Joe Lieberman, August, 2002
"Even today, Iraq is not nearly disarmed.
Based on highly credible intelligence, UNSCOM [the U.N. weapons inspectors]
suspects that Iraq still has biological agents like anthrax, botulinum toxin,
and clostridium perfringens in sufficient quantity to fill several dozen bombs and ballistic missile warheads,
as well as the means to continue manufacturing these deadly agents.
Iraq probably retains several tons of the highly toxic VX substance,
as well as sarin nerve gas and mustard gas.
This agent is stored in artillery shells bombs, and ballistic missile warheads.
And Iraq retains significant dual-use industrial infrastructure
that can be used to rapidly reconstitute large scale chemical weapons production."
Ex-U.N. Weapons Inspector Scott Ritter in 1998
"Saddam's existing biological and chemical weapons capabilities
pose a very real threat to America, now.
Saddam has used chemical weapons before, both against Iraq's enemies
and against his own people.
He is working to develop delivery systems like missiles
and unmanned aerial vehicles that could bring these deadly weapons
against U.S. forces and U.S. facilities in the Middle East."
Democrat John Rockefeller, Oct 10, 2002
"Iraq has declared that it produced about 8,500 litres of this biological warfare agent [Anthrax],
which it states it unilaterally destroyed in the summer of 1991.
Iraq has provided little evidence for this production
and no convincing evidence for its destruction.
There are strong indications that Iraq produced more anthrax than it declared,
and that at least some of this was retained
after the declared destruction date.
It might still exist."
Hans Blix, Report to UN Security Council, January 27, 2003
"The threat of Saddam Hussein with weapons of mass destruction
is real, but I said, it is not new.
It has been with us since the end of that war,
and particularly in the past 4 years we know after Operation Desert Fox
failed to force him to reaccept them, that he has continued to build those weapons.
He has had a free hand for 4 years to reconstitute
these weapons, allowing the world, during the interval
to lose the focus we had on weapons of mass destruction
and the issue of proliferation."
Democratic Presidential Candidate John Kerry, October 9, 2002
"There is no doubt that Saddam Hussein's regime
is a serious danger, that he is a tyrant,
and that his pursuit of weapons of mass destruction cannot be tolerated.
He must be disarmed."
Democrat Ted Kennedy, Sept 27 2002
Still think it was All Bush?