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    Mia Dolan

    In fact, you're referring specifically to the Jan 12 1991 authorization resolution. Senate Democrats voted against the final version (except Al Gore, Harry Reid, and a few DINOs), so technically what you say about Kerry is true.

    Just before that, also on Jan 12, Senate Democrats almost unanimously voted in favor of a different version of the authorization. Problem is, not enough Dems in the Senate to make that the official version.

    The two versions shared the part about kicking Hussein from Kuwait, but had other important caveats about the extent of Presidential discretion. Which we knew then -- and know even better today -- are important.

    But the bottom line is that Democratic leaders, including most of whom that are respected today by the progressive movement, were clearly in favor of Gulf War I.

    That was my question, and not your substitute question about Hussein being in power or not.

    So Johnson's position on that War is another red herring.

    "One does not discover new lands without consenting to leave sight of the shore for a very long time." -Andre Gide

    by pat208 on Sat Aug 05, 2006 at 02:15:32 PM PDT

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