Wednesday, November 16, 2005

Did Bush Lie?

Let's see what Google has to say when Clinton, Iraq, and 1998 are used to make a search.

I got this link from
Nickie Goomba, who got it from Michelle Malkin . Now that the credit formalities are over, let's take a closer look at a couple of the items turned up in the search, shall we?

H.R.4655 - Iraq Liberation Act of 1998 (courtesy of Iraq Watch)

Let's look at an excerpt:

SUMMARY:

(REVISED AS OF 10/05/98 -- Passed House, amended)


Iraq Liberation Act of 1998 - Declares that it should be the policy of the United States to seek to remove the Saddam Hussein regime from power in Iraq and to replace it with a democratic government.

Okay. The House recognizes the threat and forms a policy. Sounds fair to me.

Now let's look at how it was received by the executive branch of government, in the same year. Here are the words of President William Jefferson Clinton, at the time of the bill's signing.

Today I am signing into law H.R. 4655, the "Iraq Liberation Act of 1998." This Act makes clear that it is the sense of the Congress that the United States should support those elements of the Iraqi opposition that advocate a very different future for Iraq than the bitter reality of internal repression and external aggression that the current regime in Baghdad now offers.

There is more to the statement and you can read it for yourself, but you get the idea, right?

How did he implement this? Let's take a look here.

WASHINGTON (CNN) -- From the Oval Office, President Clinton told the nation Wednesday evening why he ordered new military strikes against Iraq.

By all means, please read that one in its entirety, lest you think I am cherry-picking information.

Now let's look at something from the former President, more recent:

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates Nov 16, 2005 — Former President Clinton told Arab students Wednesday the United States made a "big mistake" when it invaded Iraq, stoking the partisan debate back home over the war.

Now, a quick question to all those on the left.

Who did you say lied?

2 comments:

Shah Alexander said...

I would like to show you an interesting link.

http://www.carnegieendowment.org/publications/index.cfm?fa=view&id=17449&prog=zgp&proj=zme,zusr

This is an article in the Washington Post on September 12, written by Robert Kagan. "President Gore" would have attacked Iraq. No use to blame Bush.

LASunsett said...

Thanks Shah. I featured a post on this article, after reading it.