The invasion of Iraq was fully enabled by the weak leadership, benign attention and implicit support of the most important and influential Democrats, especially President Clinton and Senator Clinton, who then and now had the greatest impact on public opinion among Democrats.
Today President Clinton says in the WaPost that he ". . . opposed Iraq from the beginning."
The issue is well reported on at Raising Kaine. Among quotes to the contrary, these from June 23, 2004 (CNN):
I have repeatedly defended President Bush against the left on Iraq, even though I think he should have waited until the U.N. inspections were over.
That's why I supported the Iraq thing. There was a lot of stuff unaccounted for.
Here in northern New Hampshire I've been working as a volunteer for Barack Obama who, like Jim Webb, the new Senator from Virginia, and Robert C. Byrd, the old one from West Virginia, opposed the invasion of Iraq from the start. But I was disappointed to read this morning in the Time magazine piece that Obama would consider including President Clinton in his cabinet. That makes two of the leading Democrats who would include President Clinton in their cabinets. Might have to go back to John Edwards and Mudcat Saunders.