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  •  No (4.00)
    I trust the UN inspection process that was on the ground, just like I trust that there is no way in hell we would march of the Euphrates if we though for one second Saddam could pop a nuke for real.

    And I am not even a member of Congress wit ha staff and access to more than what we in the public domain arena had.

    ANyone who abdicated their Constitutional responsibilities better come to Jesus quickly if they expect to have any credibility on foreign affairs ever again (anyone on Kerry or Clinton's staff reading?)

    cheers,

    Mitch Gore

    Nobody will change America for you, you have to work to make it happen

    by Lestatdelc on Mon Nov 07, 2005 at 08:52:22 PM PST

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    •  Trust (none)
      Mitch,  that UN inspection team you trust missed the entire Iraqi nuclear program that wasn't known at all until the defection of Saddam's two sons-in-law to Jordon.

      Do we trust that Saddam isn't hidding something?  Saddam hates us and did try to kill our ex-president after all.  He had started two wars, so he's hardly a rational actor.  Given all his obstruction against the inspectors, was it out of the rhelm of possibility that he might be developing WMD and might pass them to a terrorist group?

      Still, I'm not completely disagreeing with you.  I would have preferred more inspections and a serious diplomatic effort (just like all the Dems who voted for the IWR).  A better president would have used the IWR to avoid war and push through a much stiffer inspection regime.

      My point is that this was a difficult vote when you've got to vote Yea or Nay.

      Everybody talks about John Edwards' energy, intellect and charisma -- Bill Clinton

      by philgoblue on Mon Nov 07, 2005 at 09:01:16 PM PST

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      •  No...that was not the same UN tema and you know it (none)
        Eve Powell and Rice prior to 9/11 was of the opnion that Saddam was de-fanged.

        ANd you might want to go over ALL of what the main son-in-law debriefings revealed, which the Bush adminsitration always left out of the public talking points, that he said the entire nuclear program was dismantled and there was no long a nuke program in Iraq.

        And that was PRIOR to Operation Desert Fox taking out any remaining suspected sites back in 1998.

        cheers,

        Mitch Gore

        Nobody will change America for you, you have to work to make it happen

        by Lestatdelc on Mon Nov 07, 2005 at 10:07:19 PM PST

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