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View Diary: NJ-Sen: Andrews in, Crowley maybe in, Unanue out? (69 comments)

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  •  Andrews on Iraq in 2002 (2+ / 0-)
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    Hardhat Democrat, gooderservice

    "I support this resolution because it will save lives. It will manifest the principled purpose of this country to use our great might and power as a force for saving life. Tonight Saddam Hussein and the Iraqi Government maintain an arsenal of weapons of mass death. Iraq tonight possesses biological weapons. It possesses chemical weapons. The best estimate of the most optimistic observers, in 5 to 7 years Iraq will possess nuclear weapons. Others are more pessimistic. They believe it will be a matter of months."

    (..)

    "Tonight American troops are within the range of his missiles, and perhaps even more importantly, we are all within reach of the use of these weapons through unconventional means: anthrax sprayed by crop dusters, sarin gas pumped through our subway system, smallpox virus dumped into the heating or air conditioning system of a shopping mall or an office building."

    (..)

    "But Madam Speaker, make no mistake about it, these weapons of mass death are not pointed at the Germans who doubt the scope of this risk. They are not pointed at Saddam's Arab neighbors who scoff at the necessity of this mission. These weapons of mass death are meant to kill Americans, and we will not and should not ask anyone's permission to defend the people of this country."

    Yeah, i'll pass on Andrews. His Iraq position is probably closer to reality, but he didn't really get fooled, he took the talking points hook-line-and-sinker and basically mimicked Cheney and Bush.

    "Our country right or wrong. When right, to be kept right; when wrong, to be put right" - Carl Schurz

    by RBH on Thu Apr 03, 2008 at 02:02:21 PM PDT

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