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    I now believe I can tell you that all of us in Congress knew all along that the intelligence was being fixed around the president's intention to take out Saddam Hussein, install a freindly government in Baghdad, and seize control of Iraq's oil production. I went along because I believed establishing permanent military bases is Iraq would allow us to leave Saudi Arabia, where our presence was causing intolerable problems for our loyal friends, the Saudi royal family. I believed we could kill enough of Saddam loyalists that Iraq could be handed over to U.S. friendly Kurd and Shi'ite leaders. I didn't think our armed forces would be bogged down in a quagmire of insurgent attacks and roadside bombings.

    Now it is clear that the Iraq debacle is potentially out worst mistake since Vietnam, and it's time to take our losses and get out as soon as possible, leaving the future of Iraq to the people of Iraq.

    I apologize to my constituents for my grave error in judgment, and plan to retire after my current term expires.

    Fox News is a propaganda outlet of the Republican Party - DNC Chair Howard Dean

    by easong on Sat Aug 06, 2005 at 04:02:50 PM PDT

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