Bill Clinton 1998: "Saddam has WMD & will use"

Bill Clinton 1998: "Saddam has WMD & will use" January 25, 2008

Brilliant Gateway Pundit -and his equally brill readers – remember what so many of us have forgotten: This weekend in 1998 brought the Iraq intelligence that shaped our policy (under Clinton) to depose Saddam and got us all talking about the WMD which, as we all know, Bush (and only Bush) “lied” about. He brings us the video:

“Saddam Hussein has spent the better part of this decade and much of his nation’s wealth not on providing for the Iraqi people but on developing nuclear, chemical, and biological weapons and the missiles to deliver them….I know I speak for everyone in this chamber, Republicans and Democrats, when I say to Saddam Hussein, “You cannot defy the will of the world,” and when I say to him, “You have used weapons of mass destruction before. We are determined to deny you the capacity to use them again.”

Yeah, he always could talk the good game, anyway.

Do go over to Gateway’s and be reminded of a few other peculiarities about how history has been revised on this issue, is still being revised. Also check out some of the quotes in the comments section!

And remember: Iraq and WMD – you heard it from the Clinton Administration first! You heard it from many others, too, but it started at this SOTU address – that’s right, the intel pre-dated Bush.

I can be more generous than many who find it easier to say “Bush lied” than to actually look at the facts; I happen to believe that Clinton was telling the truth as he understood and believed it.

One other good thing to remember
as you consider this election year: Sandy Berger, in preparing to face the 9/11 Commission w/ President Clinton went into the National Archives, stole classified documents relevant to the investigation and destroyed them. Clinton chucked, “that’s Sandy” and the press yawned. And Berger will have his security clearance back in time to be on Hillary’s staff.

Oh and, don’t be fooled by the press venting a little at the Clintons. They’re still ignoring most of the muck, and following the guidance.

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